Mildred Pierce: Book, Film and Mini-Series

Published in 1941, Mildred Pierce was written by James M. Cain and is a dramatic story of a mother willing to do anything to preserve her family’s social status through a divorce and the Depression, largely for the benefit of her conniving and wealth-hungry daughter Veda. Adapted to film in 1945, Mildred Pierce has long been one of my favorite old Hollywood stories, so I was very excited … Continue reading Mildred Pierce: Book, Film and Mini-Series

Favorite things about… The Holiday

The favorite film: The Holiday, a home-swapping 2006 romantic comedy written and directed by Nancy Meyers The synopsis: Iris Simpkins is a London writer who wants to get out of town when she finds out that the object of her unrequited affection, Jasper Bloom, is engaged. Meanwhile Amanda Woods, who makes movie trailers for a living in LA, has just broken up with her boyfriend … Continue reading Favorite things about… The Holiday