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Mildred Pierce: LaValley, Albert J., Edited with an Introduction By Mildred Pierce: LaValley, Albert J., Edited with an Introduction By Mildred Pierce: LaValley, Albert J., Edited with an Introduction By

Mildred Pierce

LaValley, Albert J., Edited with an Introduction By

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ISBN 10: 0299083705 / ISBN 13: 9780299083700
Published by University of Wisconsin Press, Madison, Wisconsin, 1980
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First printing stated, but this is NOT the James M. Cain novel. Rather, the full screenplay to the famous film noir, by Ranald MacDougall, based on the novel by James M. Cain. Also includes 28 B&W stills from the film. With a 44-page introduction and commentary by Mr. LaValley, who was a professor of Film and English at Rutgers. DJ has 3/8ths-inch closed tears at most corners. 259 pp. Reduced from $55. Bookseller Inventory # 001142

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Title: Mildred Pierce

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press, Madison, Wisconsin

Publication Date: 1980

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good Minus.

Edition: 1st Edition

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Synopsis:

Joan Crawford forged a new and successful screen image in this powerful women's noir film; winning her an Academy Award for best actress.

Albert J. LaValley's through and insightful guide to Mildred Pierce at once tells us much about the making of this complex film, the problems and process of transferring the story to the screen, the specific and important roles of the producer, director, and set designer, and how the film relates to broad trends within the industry. It is without a doubt the most thorough treatment of this important American motion picture.

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Mildred Pierce had gorgeous legs, a way with a skillet, and a bone-deep core of toughness. She used those attributes to survive a divorce and poverty and to claw her way out of the lower middle class. But Mildred also had two weaknesses: a yen for shiftless men, and an unreasoning devotion to a monstrous daughter.
Out of these elements, Cain creates a novel of acute social observation and devastating emotional violence, with a heroine whose ambitions and sufferings are never less than recognizable.

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