Saturday, January 9, 2016
Cine Beaverhausen Catches Up with Carol starring Cate Blanchett
Typically, Haynes' production lavishes great period detail on this film, much as he did in Far from Heaven (also set in the 1950s) and his epic HBO mini-series Mildred Pierce with Kate Winslet in the title role.
After seeing Cate in Disney's Cinderella -- as the evil stepmom -- and now in Carol, I think she is becoming our new Joan Crawford.
Carol is nominated for several Golden Globes (airing tomorrow night) and I expect it to get Oscar nominations soon as well. It has been a strong year for films, I'm happy to report, so the competition in 2016 will be very fierce.
Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo} co-stars with Blanchett and also shines in it. Again, Todd Haynes does a great job of showing how gay life was before Stonewall. Based on a novel by the author of The Talented Mr Ripley and Strangers on a Train, Patricia Highsmith, called The Price of Salt,. Riveting movie that I highly recommend to everyone, beautifully done all around!