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Mildred Pierce

Author: Todd HaynesJohn WellsChristine VachonPamela R KofflerJon RaymondAll authors
Publisher: [New York, NY] : Home Box Office ; Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An intimate portrait of a uniquely independent woman who finds herself newly divorced during the Depression years and struggles to carve out a new life for herself and her family. The story explores Mildred's unreasonable devotion to her insatiable daughter Veda, as well as the complex relationship she shares with the indolent men in her life, including her polo-playing lover Monty Beragon and ex-husband Bert Pierce.
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Genre/Form: Television mini-series
Television adaptations
Fiction television programs
Television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Teatro
Named Person: James M Cain; James M Cain
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Todd Haynes; John Wells; Christine Vachon; Pamela R Koffler; Jon Raymond; Kate Winslet; Melissa Leo; James LeGros; Brian F O'Byrne; Mare Winningham; Morgan Turner; Hope Davis; Guy Pearce; Evan Rachel Wood; Miriam Shor; Marin Ireland; Murphy Guyer; Mark Margolis; Peter McRobbie; Richard Easton; Halley Feiffer; Ronald Guttman; Daniel London; Carter Burwell; James M Cain; Home Box Office (Firm); Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.; Killer Films.; John Wells Productions (Firm); Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 0780682084 9780780682085
OCLC Number: 758003838
Language Note: In English, dubbed French or Spanish with optional subtitles in English, French, or Spanish; closed-captioned in English.
Notes: Based on the novel by James M. Cain.
Originally broadcast on HBO as a 5 part mini-series in 2011.
Special features: Disc 1. Audio commentary on part three with Todd Haynes (writer/director), Jon Raymond (writer) and Mark Friedberg (production designer), series index. Disc 2.Special features: Audio commentary on part three with Todd Haynes (writer/director), Jon Raymond (writer) and Mark Friedberg (production designer).
Credits: Director of photography, Ed Lachman ; editor, Affonso Gonçalves, Camilla Toniolo ; production designer, Mark Friedberg ; music, Carter Burwell ; costume designer, Ann Roth.
Cast: Kate Winslet, Melissa Leo, James LeGros, Brían F. O'Byrne, Mare Winningham, Morgan Turner, Hope Davis, Guy Pearce, Evan Rachel Wood, Miriam Shor, Marin Ireland, Murphy Guyer, Mark Margolis, Peter McRobbie, Richard Easton, Halley Feiffer, Ronald Guttman, Daniel London.
Awards: Winner, 2011 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Art Direction for a Miniseries or Movie--Mark Friedberg (production designer), Ellen Christiansen (set decorator), Peter Rogness (art director); Outstanding Casting for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special--Laura Rosenthal (casting director); Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special (Original Dramatic Score)--Carter Burwell [Part Five]; Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie--Guy Pearce; Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie--Kate Winslet; Winner, 2012 Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television--Kate Winslet.
Target Audience: Rating: TV-MA; Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A.
Description: 2 videodiscs (344 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; Region 1; 5.1 Dolby digital surround, 2.0 Dolby digital stereo; 16.9; region 1.
Contents: disc one: Part one (60 min.) ; Part two (65 min.) ; Part three (66 min.) --
Disc two: Part four (71 min.) ; Part five (81 min.)
Other Titles: Mildred Pierce (Television program)
Responsibility: HBO Miniseries presents in association with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; a Killer Films/John Wells production ; a film by Todd Haynes ; executive producers, John Wells, Todd Haynes, Christine Vachon, Pamela Koffler ; teleplay by Todd Haynes & Jon Raymond ; directed by Todd Haynes.

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An intimate portrait of a uniquely independent woman who finds herself newly divorced during the Depression years and struggles to carve out a new life for herself and her family. The story explores Mildred's unreasonable devotion to her insatiable daughter Veda, as well as the complex relationship she shares with the indolent men in her life, including her polo-playing lover Monty Beragon and ex-husband Bert Pierce.

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