Monday, July 5, 2010

Kate Winslet as Mildred Pierce

It was announced recently that HBO is going to begin a cable miniseries based off the James Cain novel Mildred Pierce as well as the well-known 1945 film adaptation starring Joan Crawford in the title lead which got her the only Best Actress Oscar she ever recieved in her career.

As some of you may already know Mildred Pierce tells the story of a self-sacrificing mother who goes out of her way to give her spoiled daughter Veda anything she wants due to the fact that Mildred went without so much as a child. After her husband divorces her Mildred must now find some form of income to support her and her two daughters. Being the cook that she is she decides to go into the restaurant business and becomes a big success yet even that cannot earn Mildren the respect she deserves from her horrid daughter Veda.

I personally think that this is ridiculous! I find it hard to believe that with all the writers in the world that nobody can come up with their own ideas for movies. A classic is a classic and I feel that older films shouldn't be remade but continue to be aired on channels like TCM so that people can keep rediscovering them and look at how films were in done in the past and who the actors/actresses were back then too.

1 comment:

  1. Kate Winslet is one of the few actresses of "today" who I consider genuinely talented. I'm glad they chose someone like her to do this role, though I'm sure nobody would be able to fill Joan's shoes completely.