Saturday, December 20, 2008

Forms of Mildred Pierces

For the sake of this blog post, I assume that everyone has a certain number of songs that played so repeatedly in one's personal musical playlist that they are forever embedded in the memory. So it is with me with Sonic Youth's "Mildred Pierce," for which the band, surprisingly, made a video:

Only today I got around to watching the film to which the song alludes, and it turned out to be the best film about class in America, mother-daughter relationships, and grease-as-synecdoche I've seen since, well, um, Star Wars. (Note: I just say Star Wars when I need to name a film but can't think of the right one.)

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