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a great star in a great film,
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This review is from: Mildred Pierce (1945) [DVD] (DVD)
Mildred Pierce: an excellent film about a rare breed at the time - an intelligent woman, determined to make her way in a male dominated world. A woman, who understood herself; and would not allow others to profit by her weaknesses; recognised her errors and faced up to needed changes.
The acting, writing, direction, photography and editing: all excellent, without shouting at the viewer.
The clean DVD transfer produces deep blacks and details which uses the avaliable definition to the maximum.
The sound is clear, with a good dynamic range for the melodramatic incidental music and effects.
For those who can appreciate the qualities of a real star at her apogee, this film is a true classic.
Having heard that this film is to be remade, it is truly laughable to think it will be comparable.