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

TMP Reads: The Strange Birth, Short Life, and Sudden Death of Justice Girl by Julian David Stone

DISCLAIMER: I received a copy of this book for free from the author, but I assure you that my opinion has not been swayed by the $0.00 price tag. I agreed to review the book on the conditions that I could provide an impartial review, and that I could provide this disclaimer for you, TMP’s beloved readers. Now, on to the good stuff: how’s the … Continue reading TMP Reads: The Strange Birth, Short Life, and Sudden Death of Justice Girl by Julian David Stone

Book vs. Film: Divergent

Divergent is the latest in a long line of young adult novels to be adapted into films, with the hopes of spawning a lucrative film franchise for Lionsgate. Sure enough, the sequel, Insurgent, has already been greenlit for release next year after a successful opening weekend. Both Veronica Roth’s novel (the first of three in a series, followed by Insurgent and Allegiant) and its adaptation … Continue reading Book vs. Film: Divergent

TMP Reads: The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty

The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty tells the story of one of the silent screen’s most well-known legends, Louise Brooks, in her pre-fame days. At the age of fifteen, Louise leaves Wichita, Kansas for New York City, where she’ll study at the Denishawn School of Dancing. But Louise can’t just run off to New York City alone. Her mother, though usually careless in her parenting, has … Continue reading TMP Reads: The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty

TMP Reads: SILENTS! By H.P. Oliver

I’ve been more than a little bit obsessed with reading classic film-related books lately, especially since I got a Kindle a while ago and now have access to the inexpensive e-editions. (Some of them even pop up in the Amazon monthly/daily deals sections. I got a Hitchcock biography for $2.99 that way! Woohoo!) One of my first purchases on Kindle was SILENTS! by H.P. Oliver. … Continue reading TMP Reads: SILENTS! By H.P. Oliver