Friday, March 25, 2011

Mildred Pierce on HBO

Greetings Soldiers and Cinephiles,

I wanted to add the HBO mini-series Mildred Pierce by Todd Haynes to the upcoming films worth checking out. The mini-series begins airing this Sunday March 27th on HBO with parts 1 & 2. It will be a 5 part series airing over the next three Sundays. For those who have HBO, you should check this out. Todd Haynes has been making great films and, as he did with Far From Heaven, I believe he will infuse this period piece with his own style, ideas, and cinematic form. If you don't have HBO, try to find it online or check it out when it is available on DVD. I think this will be an interesting piece and I am intrigued to see what Haynes does with this long form, as we have seen many great filmmakers in the past take on the mini-series format with great success (i.e. Fassbinder's Berlin Alexanderplatz, Kieslowski's The Decalogue, Rivette's Out 1 (alternately show as either a mini-series or as one long, long, long film), Assayas' Carlos, Reitz's Heimat, von Trier's The Kingdom, etc.).

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