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"Mildred Pierce" Part Five (2011)

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Original Air Date:
10 April 2011 (Season 1, Episode 5)
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Mildred is quite proud of Veda's accomplishments as a singer but finds that her daughter refuses to... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Kate Winslet ... Mildred Pierce

Evan Rachel Wood ... Veda Pierce

Guy Pearce ... Monty Beragon

Brían F. O'Byrne ... Bert Pierce
Paul Pilcz ... Tommy

Melissa Leo ... Lucy Gessler

Miriam Shor ... Anna
Erwin Falcon ... Pancho

James Le Gros ... Wally Burgan (as James LeGros)
Eric Goldberg ... Delivery Boy

Mare Winningham ... Ida Corwin

Halley Feiffer ... Arline

Ronald Guttman ... Carlo Treviso
Leslie Lyles ... Mrs. Jaeckel

Elvy Yost ... Sigrid
Murphy Guyer ... Mr. Pierce
Diane Kagan ... Mrs. Pierce

Marin Ireland ... Letty
Sherry Haynes ... Wedding Guest (as Sherry Lynne Haynes)

Monica McCarthy ... Wedding Guest

Tom Lipinski ... Caterer
Laura Esterman ... Mrs. Kramer

Daniel London ... Mo Levinson
Robb Webb ... Radio Announcer

Paul Sparks ... Ted Hobey
Waltrudis Buck ... Dressmaker
Harvey Waldman ... Stage Manager

Patrick Husted ... Mr. Eckstein

Rocco Sisto ... Mr. Rossi
Christopher Koron ... Archie

Till Schauder ... Hans
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Gary Berard ... Theater Usher (uncredited)

Helen Herbert ... Philharmonic Patron (uncredited)

Fran Lieu ... Spinster at Mansion (uncredited)

Marissa Mutascio ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Robert Paziora ... Philharmonic Audience Member (uncredited)

Sean Patrick Reilly ... Todd New (uncredited)

Maitely Weismann ... Mrs. Levinson (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Todd Haynes 
 
Writing credits
James M. Cain (novel)

Todd Haynes (teleplay) &
Jonathan Raymond (teleplay)

Produced by
Todd Haynes .... executive producer
Pamela Koffler .... executive producer
Ilene S. Landress .... co-executive producer
Jessica Levin .... associate producer
Kendall McCarthy .... associate producer
Christine Vachon .... executive producer
Harvey Waldman .... line producer
John Wells .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Carter Burwell 
 
Cinematography by
Edward Lachman (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Affonso Gonçalves 
 
Casting by
Laura Rosenthal 
Jennifer Sabel (background casting)
 
Production Design by
Mark Friedberg 
 
Art Direction by
Peter Rogness 
 
Set Decoration by
Ellen Christiansen 
 
Costume Design by
Ann Roth 
 
Makeup Department
Nathan J. Busch II .... key hair stylist
Christine Cantrell .... key hair stylist
Martial Corneville .... wig maker
Jerry DeCarlo .... hair department head
Jeong-Hwa Fonkalsrud .... makeup artist
Claus Lulla .... key makeup artist
Linda Melazzo .... makeup artist
Linda Melazzo .... makeup artist: Ms. Winslet
Jerry Popolis .... hair stylist: Ms Winslet
Rosemary Redlin .... additional makeup artist
Patricia Regan .... makeup department head
Barbara Sansone .... hair stylist
Peggy Schierholz .... key hair stylist
 
Production Management
Regina Heyman .... assistant unit production manager
Ilene S. Landress .... unit production manager
Matthew Shapiro .... post-production supervisor
Harvey Waldman .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Timothy Bird .... first assistant director
Noreen R. Cheleden .... second assistant director
Guy Efrat .... additional second assistant director
Matthew Mason .... second second assistant director
Harvey Waldman .... second unit director
 
Art Department
Derrick Alford .... carpenter
I. Ameijeiras .... illustrator
Rand Angelicola .... scenic artist
Michael Auszura .... assistant art director
Stephen A. Baker .... construction grip
Anthony Baldasare .... set dresser
Robert Barnett .... scenic artist
Stephen Barth .... scenic artist
Dylan Bergeson .... research assistant
Nikki Black .... model maker
Robert Bortner .... construction grip
Glen Bowen .... construction grip
Terri Brennan .... set dresser
Gabu Camilo .... set dresser
Patrice Canfield Longo .... warehouse manager
Bill Capucilli .... carpenter
Yongxi Chen .... scenic artist
Anthony F. Christy .... on-set construction grip
Dan Decelle .... set dresser
Ruth Deleon .... on set dresser
Jacqueline Dickson .... set decorating production assistant
Robert DiGrigoli .... shop foreman
Paul George Divone .... carpenter
Liza Donatelli .... props
Richard Dowgin .... best boy construction grip
Steven T. Duke .... stage foreman
Lydia Fine .... art department assistant
Colin Flynn .... food stylist
Frank-Joseph Frelier .... art department coordinator
Vanessa Frost .... construction assistant
Isaac Gabaeff .... on-set greensperson
Gordon Gertsen .... greensman
James Gilliar .... location foreman
Gregg Gilmartin .... carpenter
Charles Goodman .... on-set construction grip
Jonathan Graham .... key construction grip
Roman Greller .... location foreman
Sandy Hamilton .... property master
Linda Harvey .... carpenter
Brent Haywood .... carpenter
Eric Helmin .... production assistant
Arlo Hoffman .... on-set greens
Chris Janks .... carpenter
Kim Jennings .... assistant art director
Deborah Jensen .... assistant art director
Timothy Joliat .... set dresser
Warren Jorgensen .... camera scenic
Shauna Kellin .... scenic artist
Claire Kirk .... art department coordinator
Gordon Krause .... key carpenter
Rob Landoll .... scenic artist
Maddy Lederman .... set dresser
Michael A. McFadden .... construction grip
Timothy Metzger .... leadman
Nick Miller .... construction coordinator
Kris Moran .... assistant props
Don Nace .... scenic charge
Ryan W. Nace .... industrial scenic
Anthony O.H. Navarro .... set dresser
Frazer Newton .... greens
Mel Noped .... tool foreperson
Tobin Ost .... assistant art director
Hollywood Nick Pagani .... picture car coordinator
Hollywood Nick Pagani .... picture car wrangler
Jessie Pellegrino .... art department assistant
Janine Pesce .... shop foreman
Mark Pollard .... graphic artist
Michael Powsner .... props
Hannah Price .... scenic artist
Gennaro Proscia .... carpenter
Raymond Reddy .... shop foreman
James Reid .... construction grip
Ernie Sandidge .... industrial scenic
Will Scheck .... lead greensperson
Theo Sena .... on set dresser
Nithya Shrinivasan .... assistant art director
Rodney Sterbenz .... set dresser
Carrie Stewart .... set decorating buyer
Maki Takenouchi .... researcher
Betsy Tanner .... carpenter
Mitch Towse .... carpenter
Alice Wang .... research assistant
Paul Weathered .... second foreman: location
Joel Weaver .... assistant property master
Ryan Webb .... assistant property master
Anastasia White .... art department assistant
Alyssa Winter .... assistant set decorator
 
Sound Department
Wade Barnett .... adr recordist
Lara Dale .... foley artist
Mark DeSimone .... adr mixer: New York
Brian Dunlop .... foley editor
Michael Feuser .... assistant sound editor
Dann Fink .... adr loop group director
Mark Goodermote .... boom operator
Ellen Heuer .... foley artist
Bobby Johanson .... adr mixer
Paul Koronkiewicz .... second boom
Paul Koronkiewicz .... sound utility
Drew Kunin .... sound mixer
Travis MacKay .... adr mixer
Mari Matsuo Colley .... sound editorial production assistant
Michael Miller .... adr mixer
Thomas O'Neil Younkman .... sound effects editor
Eliza Paley .... supervising adr editor
Eliza Paley .... supervising dialogue editor
James David Redding III .... re-recordist
A. Josh Reinhardt .... sound mixer
Leslie Shatz .... re-recording sound mixer
Leslie Shatz .... sound designer
Jason Stasium .... pro tools playback mixer
 
Special Effects by
Fred Buchholz .... special effects supervisor
Doug Facciponti .... special effects technician
Chris Jordan .... special effects foreman
Robert Keymer .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
John Bair .... visual effects supervisor: Phosphene
Renuka Ballal .... visual effects producer
Vivian Connolly .... visual effects executive producer
Constance Conrad .... digital artist
Stefania Gallico .... digital artist
Jihyae Ham .... digital compositor
Hsing Ting Huang .... digital artist
Marci Ichimura .... digital artist
Sergei Martirosov .... digital artist
Nathan Meier .... digital artist
Josephine Noh .... digital artist
Uros Otasevic .... digital artist
Thomas Panayiotou .... digital compositor
Lea Prainsack .... visual effects associate producer
Aaron Raff .... digital artist
Lesley Robson-Foster .... visual effects supervisor
Djuna Wahlrab .... digital artist
Scott Winston .... digital compositor
Soojung Yoon .... digital artist
 
Stunts
Blaise Corrigan .... stunt coordinator
William Cote .... stunts
Jodi Michelle Pynn .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Olga Abramson .... second assistant camera operator: "b" camera
Kevin Adams .... theatrical lighting
Tony Arnaud .... company grip
Daniel Beaman .... dolly grip
Michael J. Betzag .... company grip
Geb Byers .... first assistant camera operator: "b" camera: second unit
Bob Calandro .... company grip
Elizabeth Cash .... film loader
William Coleman .... camera operator: "b" camera
William Coleman .... director of photography: second unit
Divine Cox .... best boy grip
John William DeBlau III .... company electrician
Christopher DeBlau .... best boy electric
John W. DeBlau .... gaffer
Robert K. Feldmann .... grip
Richie Ford .... rigging gaffer
Ted Goodwin .... electrician
Craig Haagensen .... camera operator: "a" camera
Jeffrey Hinnes .... company electrician
Jonathan Kealey .... company electrician
Ed Koza .... b dolly grip
Charles Libin .... camera operator: "b" camera
Charles Libin .... director of photography: second unit
Christian May .... electrician
Dave McAllister .... key rigging grip
James McMillan .... key grip
Keith McNicholas .... electric
James J. Murphy .... company grip
Matt Naughton .... company electrician
Heather Norton .... first assistant camera
Andrew Peck .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Louis Petraglia .... rigging electric best boy
Gerard Sava .... camera operator
Andrew D. Schwartz .... still photographer
Eve Strickman .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Christopher Studley .... company electrician
Eric Swanek .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
T. Ray Treece .... video playback
Craig Vaccaro .... best boy rigging grip
 
Animation Department
Nat Jencks .... title animator
 
Casting Department
Jodi Angstreich .... casting associate
Maribeth Fox .... casting associate
Jennifer Sabel .... extras casting associate (as J. Sabel)
Grant Wilfley .... extras casting
Sara Wilfley .... extras casting associate
Bruce Winant .... adr voice casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Susan Bakula .... seamstress
Scott T. Coppock .... milliner: ager/dyer
Debbe DuPerrieu .... costume research
Kate Edwards .... additional costumer
Sandi Figueroa .... costumer: Kate Winslet
Nicole Greenbaum .... key costumer
Staci Greenbaum .... costume coordinator
Lara Greene .... seamstress
Joni M. Huth .... head seamstress
Kortney Lawlor .... key costumer
Donna Maloney .... costume supervisor
Michelle Matland .... assistant costume designer
Yaneya Rovira .... costumer-stitcher
Jonathan Schwartz .... costume assistant
Ashley E. Singer .... milliner
Patrick Wiley .... assistant costume designer
Rosi Zingales .... additional costumer
 
Editorial Department
Kate Abernathy .... assistant editor
Parker Chehak .... post production supervisor
Sam Daley .... colorist
Ron Dulin .... first assistant editor
Emily Fenster .... post-production coordinator
Gardner Gould .... post-production assistant
Patrick McGuinn .... dailies manager
Jay Tilin .... senior on-line editor
Samantha Uber .... assistant on-line editor
Michael P. Whipple .... digital intermediate engineer
 
Music Department
Carter Burwell .... conductor
Carter Burwell .... orchestrator
Tony Finno .... music preparation
Mick Gormaley .... music assistant
Christopher Guardino .... music coach: piano
Todd Kasow .... music editor
Evyen Klean .... music consultant (as Evyen J. Klean)
Stewart Lerman .... music producer
Sandra Park .... orchestra contractor
Dean Parker .... composer assistant
Randall Poster .... music supervisor
David Weyner .... music consultant: classical music
Todd Whitelock .... music engineer
Carter Burwell .... music producer (uncredited)
Sumi Jo .... playback singer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Frank Beggins .... driver
John Black .... driver
Ed Brunnhoelzl .... driver
Anthony Buffalino .... driver
Ray Connors .... driver
Bill Curry Jr. .... driver
Christopher Defeo .... driver
Edward Devereaux II .... transportation co-captain
Buonaventuro Devivo .... driver
Ralph Devivo .... driver
William Espanet .... driver
James Fanning .... driver (as Jimmy Fanning)
Sean Heilig .... driver
John Hicks .... transportation co-captain (as John M. Hicks)
Joseph W. Kelly .... driver (as Joe Kelly)
Peter Krienbihl .... driver (as Pete Kreinbihl)
Sean Leahy .... driver
Brian Lieberz .... driver: cast
John Miale .... driver
Ray Moyer .... driver
Bryan Place .... driver
Joseph Riso .... driver
Brian Salomone .... driver
Kenneth Swanson .... driver
Michael Vanness .... driver
Mark A. Whittaker .... driver
Gilbert S. Williams .... driver
 
Other crew
Ramona Adair .... production assistant
Malcolm Alston .... location assistant
Jose Astimbay .... craft service
Maureen Beitler .... set medic
Carl Bellavia .... location scout
Omar Benbrahim .... set production assistant
Alex Berard .... location unit assistant
Zoran Blazevic .... location scout
Scott Bowers .... staff production assistant
Valerie Rose Bronte .... accounting clerk
Salvatore Carino .... production controller
Jonathan P. Caro .... location assistant
Victoria Carter .... location assistant
Kacey Chapin .... office production assistant
Kerry Clark .... parking coordinator
Chris Cloud .... location assistant
Scotch James Diaz Crisostomo .... payroll accountant
Rives Curtright .... location assistant
Tana David .... post facilities coordinator
Tomas Deckaj .... key set production assistant
Ana Dutan .... craft service
Guy Efrat .... key assistant location manager
Melissa Elliott .... end titles
Katie Ennis .... production assistant
Steve Faughnan .... location coordinator
Brian Fernekes .... production assistant
Charlotte Fleck .... dialect coach: cast
Sarah Follett .... location assistant
Travis Gerdes .... post production assistant
Joe Guest .... location manager
Laura Heaney .... assistant: Ms. Landress (as Laura E. Heaney)
Susan Hegarty .... dialect coach: Kate Winslet
Jodi Innerfield .... additional production assistant
Michelle Israel .... set production assistant: first team
Jeanne Jirik .... chef
Matthew Kania .... assistant location manager
David Kaplan .... assistant: Ms. Vachon/Ms. Koffler
Ben Katz .... additional production assistant
Rich Koski .... set production assistant
Liz Kugle .... additional production coordinator
Phoebe Kwong .... production staff
Gabrielle Lasting .... assistant production coordinator
Brendan Lee .... set production assistant
Carrie Lukasiewicz .... assistant: Ms. Winslet
Kristin Martini .... assistant: Mr. Wells
Terry McAllister .... security
Marlene McCarty .... title designer
Michelle Morris .... project manager: technicolor
Robert Noonan .... location scout
Eric Papa .... location scout
Michael Perilstein .... adr group
Wayne Petrucelli .... security coordinator/security Ms Winslet
Marcia Rivas .... craft service
Wendy Lee Roberts .... script supervisor
Doreen Roman .... set medic
Matthew Roper .... security
Leigh Rydberg .... production assistant
Julie Sage .... location assistant
James Sehring .... office production assistant
Alexis Page Smith .... production secretary
Tanya Smith .... assistant: Mr. Haynes
John Spady .... location scout
Luca Waldman .... production assistant: 2nd unit
Paula Wright .... office production assistant
Rufus Wyer .... location assistant
Dean A. Holtermann .... second assistant accountant (uncredited)
Rachel Jaros .... additional production assistant (uncredited)
Bonnie Munoz .... second assistant accountant (uncredited)
Ramón Rodríguez .... second assistant accountant (uncredited)
Sam Wootton .... accounting clerk (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Cecelia Cannon .... thanks
Tom Colicchio .... thanks
Richard Glatzer .... thanks
Sherry Haynes .... in loving memory (as Sherry Lynne Haynes)
Wendy Haynes .... thanks
Kelly Reichardt .... thanks
Amy Ryan .... thanks
Greg Sax .... thanks
Wash Westmoreland .... thanks
 

Series Crew
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Set Decoration by
Ellen Christiansen (2010)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Timothy Bird .... first assistant director (2010)
Noreen R. Cheleden .... second assistant director (2010)
Joe Guest .... second assistant director (2010)
Matthew Mason .... second second assistant director (2010)
 
Special Effects by
J.C. Brotherhood .... special effects supervisor (2010)
 
Visual Effects by
Lesley Robson-Foster .... visual effects supervisor (2010)
 
Stunts
William Cote .... stunt double (Guy Pearce) (2010)
Christopher Place .... stunts (2010)
 
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Additional Details

Runtime:
79 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Operatic pieces performed in the movie deviated from that of the book. Author James Cain's mother was an operatic singer and he carefully selected the pieces used in the book. The filmmakers decided to use a selection that more closely paralleled the conflict between mother and daughter. One selection is the Queen of the Night aria from Mozart's "Magic Flute". The aria features a daughter that clashes wills against her possessive mother.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: As Mildred and Monty are driving around looking at properties they pass by two brick houses, the second one with a Rolls-Royce coupe in the drive sitting in front of a white garage. The camera angle changes into the car and then the next camera angle is slightly pulled away but they pass by the exact same two houses with the same Rolls-Royce in the drive.See more »
Quotes:
Monty Beragon:Sit down a minute and take a lesson in interior decorating.
Mildred Pierce:Love lessons in decorating.
Monty Beragon:Do you know the best room I was ever in?
Mildred Pierce:No, tell me.
Monty Beragon:That den of yours, or Bert's rather, over in Glendale. Everything in that room meant something to that guy. Those banquets, those foolish looking blueprints of houses that'll never be built. They do things to you because it's all part of him and that's why the room is good. And do you know the worst room I was ever in?
Mildred Pierce:Go on. I'm learning.
Monty Beragon:It's that living room of yours in the same house. Not one thing in it, until that piano came, ever meant a thing to you - or anybody else. You see, a home isn't meant to be a museum filled with Picasso paintings or oriental rugs like this place used to be. It's meant to be furnished with things that actually matter. Let's have this place the way we want it. And if you don't like the "pie wagon" corner, I do.
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Soundtrack:
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What's a mother to do?, 3 May 2011
Author: jotix100 from New York

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

Mildred misses Veda, so she goes to see Treviso, the man that 'discovered' her daughter. She offers to pay for the singing lessons, something that is refused by the conductor. Treviso compares Veda to a bitch. After all, he reasons, she is a 'coloratura' soprano.

Mildred happens to run into Monty Beragon in an unfashionable part of town. He looks as though he is going through a lean period. Mildred makes an unwise decision when she asks Monty to help out in looking for a house in tonier Pasadena, where he is an authority. Monty's house has been in the market for a while. Mildred loves the house at first sight, so she decides to buy it.

The restoration of the mansion in Pasadena eats quite a lot of Mildred's budget. She starts losing track of the business, taking sums for the decoration. The house comes with the marriage of Mildred and Monty. At the reception for their wedding, Mildred is surprised by the singing she hears. It is Veda, the prodigal daughter who feels quite at home with the new, and ritzier neighborhood.

Veda has an upcoming presentation at the Philharmonic. Treviso is conducting. It is more like a recital in which Veda's talents are displayed. At the end, one executive offers Veda a contract, but she is stopped short by her agent who has already signed her to a less attractive contract.

Veda continues to live in the new luxury she finds in Pasadena. Mildred starts to get pressure from the creditors. Wally comes back to haunt her in a legal maneuver. He recognized in Ida the perfect substitute for Mildred. As a result, Mildred stands to lose the business she started. The betrayal of Wally is too much for her. Bert, who always stayed by Mildred's side presses her to ask Veda for help, something that is out of the question.

After seeing Bert, Mildred goes home to have a serious conversation with Veda. She looks in her daughter's room, but Veda is not to be found. Finally, she decides to check with Monty, who tries to avoid opening the door to the room. To Mildred's surprise, Veda is seen naked in bed. Mildred goes ballistic and orders them out.

Mildred and Bert reconcile their differences and remarry. At the Glendale home, a small party has been organized to celebrate their union. Veda arrives unexpectedly to tell her mother she is leaving for New York. Mildred finally realizes what this girl has done to her and tells her to go to hell. A mother's sacrifice never was appreciated by the ungrateful Veda.

This last episode of the mini series takes a different turn from the original. There are a lot of things that do not make sense. Take the Philharmonic sequence, for instance. The creators make it a sort of a musical show that in real life never happens. The full orchestra is always on stage and the singer is just another member of the ensemble.

Up to this point, the adaptation was more or less somewhat believable, but the creators decided to go a different route that is quite a departure with the novel. All in all, the series was good, but the last installment left a lot to be desired. That said, Todd Haynes, the director has to be given credit for the atmospheric adaptation he got out of the novel.

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