While watching the "Making Mildred Pierce" segment on HBO, I was introduced to the work of photographer Saul Leiter. Apparently, director Todd Haynes filmed Mildred Pierce in a style very influenced by Leiter's images. I love Leiter's use of fogged windows and cracked mirrors in these images. To me, they really foreground interesting questions related to perception, identity/subjectivity. I love how the reflections of the photographer/viewer and corporate/advertising-related words are often ghostly presences through which the main figures are presented to us. Beautiful images, sure, but deeply symbolic ones, too (in my humble opinion). If/when you watch the Mildred Pierce series, you may begin to notice how Haynes often films scenes from the perspective of a character looking out a window (often through lace or fabric curtains) or how he often has Mildred looking at her reflection in mirrors and windows. These visual moments add a level of thematic depth to the show that I'm enjoying (more than I'm enjoying the number of nude scenes in the HBO series. Not sure why the emphasis on physicality yet. Still need to watch the rest of the series to formulate my final opinion).