Feb 23, 2011

My one-word review of HBO's Mildred Pierce

Evan Rachel Wood as Veda in the Todd Haynes-directed HBO miniseries of Mildred Pierce, which I saw in its entirety today, and about which I am sworn to absolute secrecy except to say: *sigh*

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  1. but is that a sign of swooning or a sigh of whatever... why remake that?

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  2. Can you say one word for Winslet? :)

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  3. The fangirl in me can't help but ask... affecting in a good way?

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  4. That's so nice to hear Tom! Miss Wood worked very hard on the role, the period dialect and even learned the opera arias in their entirety. She can sing them, but, alas is not an opera diva so she lip synched them so beautifully that everyone on the set was spellbound when they shot the scenes where Veda sings with the L.A. Philharmonic. She is a lovely person and nothing like Veda at all. Miss Winslet will no doubt get all the attention she deserves, but I did fear that Mr. Pearce and Miss Wood would not be treated so kindly due to the awful people they portray! Mr. Pearce also is a lovely man....lovely to everyone down to the last grip...and what an actor!
    Thank you!

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