RARA-AVIS: Re: Mildred Pierce

From: Kevin Burton Smith ( kvnsmith@thrillingdetective.com)
Date: 12 Jul 2003

I'd say MILDRED PIERCE, the book, is noir literature. Soap Opera Noir, perhaps, but noir nonetheless, in that the Fickle Finger of Fate diddles with everyone, and everyone seems to be going to hell one way or another. The film, with the crime tossed in, and its stylistic trappings, is even more obviously noir.


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