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Wyliefan
09-13-2010, 08:16 PM
Trailer here (http://www.movieline.com/2010/09/the-mildred-pierce-trailer-kate-winslet-moves-closer-to-an-egot.php).

I'm not flipping out over this one the way I do with some remakes. When a film is adapted from a book, I often feel there can legitimately be multiple film versions that interpret it in different ways. (Okay, I'm a hair-splitter.)

That said, it looks to me like this one isn't going to be nearly as good as the Joan Crawford version. JMHO. Veda doesn't seem as snarky or as evil, and no Eve Arden, and no Jack Carson . . . and no shoulder pads! :drama:

Rex
09-13-2010, 08:44 PM
Sacrilege. It was a great flick, although I found Crawford underwhelming in the original - Ann Blyth, Eve Arden and Zachary Scott stole that movie from her. But I lurve Kate Winslet, so I will try to keep an open mind. I think she'll be better than Joan.

peibeck
09-13-2010, 08:56 PM
Actually I think Rachel Evan Woods is quite an amazing young actress, I think she will make a great Veda.

I hate that mustache on Guy Pearce though. :scream:

The costumes look fab! :swoon:

orbitz
09-13-2010, 08:59 PM
I don't think the original MP is considered a "classic" among film critics. It probably feel very dated if I was to watch it now. I'm sure Kate will bring extra dimensions to the role that wasn't required of Crawford back then.

LuckyCharm
09-13-2010, 09:06 PM
Actually I think Rachel Evan Woods is quite an amazing young actress, I think she will make a great Veda.

I hate that mustache on Guy Pearce though. :scream:

The costumes look fab! :swoon:

I agree about Evan Rachel Wood. She is stunningly awesome. I'll pretty much watch anything she is in, just because she's in it, and she's one of very few actors I can say that about. Kate Winslet is a nice bonus. I've seen the original a couple of times but it's not a film that I'm particularly attached to, so I don't have much problem with a remake, especially since this looks like a high quality effort.

Squibble
09-13-2010, 10:08 PM
I don't think the original MP is considered a "classic" among film critics. It probably feel very dated if I was to watch it now. I'm sure Kate will bring extra dimensions to the role that wasn't required of Crawford back then.

Looking for a classic version of the story? Looking for extra dimensions? Try this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWi1sm1S7L8) and this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XP_UtPcjvp4)!

:watch:

Buzz
09-13-2010, 10:30 PM
I am off to find the book! :D

immoimeme
09-13-2010, 10:30 PM
This new version doesn't look to be any better than the book.

Beefcake
09-14-2010, 12:05 AM
So the message I'm getting is: You wanna play Mildred Pierce? You'd better have the fiercest eyebrows in the business. :P

PEKINGMOO
09-14-2010, 05:45 AM
Can they please cast Faye Dunaway? that I would see....

skateboy
09-14-2010, 10:18 AM
Looking for a classic version of the story? Looking for extra dimensions? Try this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWi1sm1S7L8) and this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XP_UtPcjvp4)!

:watch:

:lol::lol:

olympic
09-14-2010, 12:32 PM
I love Kate Winslett, but filling Joan's shoulder pads is a monumental task. Joan Crawford was a force of nature: ETA - I like this homage on youtube : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hp2WZhj9qLI

Louise
09-14-2010, 02:17 PM
I love Joan Crawford in Mildred Pierce and thoroughly believe she deserved her Oscar. This was the film that would either keep her in Hollywood or drive her out. So much was riding on it. The camp value was high, Veda was perfectly cast, and I think it still holds up (I rented it a few months ago).
Not crazy about Kate Winslet in this. I just don't think they need to mess with this classic. Sort of like when they remade The Women. Just don't.

Wyliefan
09-14-2010, 02:55 PM
The Women remake looked absolutely horrific, and I wouldn't touch it with the proverbial ten-foot pole. I understand how you feel about having your favorites remade, but at least it looks like they put a little more effort into this remake than they did into The Women.

Ozzisk8tr
09-14-2010, 03:53 PM
Can you imagine remaking Now Voyager, with all the plastic surgery options available today? You could cast Rosie O'Donnell and Gwyneth Paltry for the same role pre and post "mountain retreat".

Yes I do know it's Paltrow, and what did she call that poor child, kumquat, nashi-pear, dangle berry? Poor poor thing