I can get away from this shack with its cheap furniture…

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Veda (in Mildred Pierce referring to the town of Glendale): With this money I can get away from you. From you and your chickens and your pies and your kitchens and everything that smells of grease. I can get away from this shack with its cheap furniture. And this town and its dollar days, and its women that wear uniforms and its men that wear overalls.

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5 comments

  1. g.

    Gah, I loved that movie. I remember watching it for the first time and thinking Joan Crawford was the best actress I’d ever seen. For a long time I avoided the Kate Winslet remake–but when I finally watched it I thought they did a nice job. Rachel Evan Wood as Veda was marvelously despicable.

    • Loved the movie, loved the book, as to the remake — it was great, EXCEPT, I couldn’t get past the terrain looking distinctly like New York (?) and nothing like Southern California… I know HBO is to be much admired for making quality TV, but, they’re also notoriously cheap, and this was one time where a less expensive location was a mistake, as the location was almost a character in the narrative itself. Me? Opinionated? 😉

  2. Jen

    Such a fantabulous film—the first time I saw it was such a revelation to me, and it NEVER gets old. Still haven’t seen the Kate Winslet remake, though I’m a fan of her work.

  3. What a great film! I love anything Joan.

    I just wanted to drop you a note to thank you for the kind comment you left on my blog. I look forward to checking out your book (the cover is gorgeous, a perfect vanilla sky!) When is its due date? Happy Birthday…and happy Valentine’s Day!

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