In early 1950s manhattan, therese belivet rooney mara, meets an older woman, carol aird cate blanchett, and the two start a romantic but forbidden affair. Carols letter salt quotes, cate blanchett carol, gorgeous film, different. I understood how carol and therese would have to compartmentalize their lives in order to. Kind of disappointed that therese never cracks a christmas carol pun, though, and i have a hard time accepting the guy who tried to get away with impersonating george strait as the guy cate blanchett married, but whatever.
Carol, a beautiful name with an aweinspiring movie line. Therese is now an aspiring photographer, though still temporarily employed at. Remember, this is the age before email, so letters are a primary form of communication. Cate blanchett plays the elegant mentor carol who lures rooney maras mousy shopgirl therese. Carol and therese s relationship begins with a letter, and carol s marriage ends with a letter. This movie was an adaptation of a novel the price of salt by. In carol, standout performers include the director the. Unfortunately, one of the letters therese doesnt send becomes harges strongest weapon 20. Salt quotes cate blanchett carol gorgeous film go to the cinema different emotions feelings and emotions life thoughts sleepless nights sounds good. The true love story behind the making of carol rolling. Carol and thereses relationship begins with a letter, and carols marriage ends with a letter. Todd haynes on carol, a cinematic love letter westword. In the meantime, carol has been seeing a psychotherapist as a condition of the divorce settlement.
Carol and therese belong to the novel the price of salt, by patricia highsmith. It isnt very glamorous, and she finds the retail job tedious and soulsucking. Abby gives therese a letter that carol has written to her. The following day, in chicago, therese learns that carol has flown home to fight for custody of her daughter, having asked abby to drive therese home. Therese belivet in the price of salt, or carol shmoop. Nov, 2015 toward the beginning of carol, a film buff that therese meets explains to her that while watching a movie he is interested in plotting the correlation between what the characters say and what.
Letter from carol to therese, heard in carols voice. Carol whispers to therese when they pause to look at each other as they have sex for the first time. In an ironic, though, if therese had given the letter to caroland told her how she felt earlier onthey might not wind up together because carol might have stayed married. Carols letter to therese throw blanket by everythingbooks. Letter from carol to therese watch with subtitles deleted scenes pics. Carol is a 2015 romantic drama film directed by todd haynes. In between are a lot of letters that therese writes but never sends. Movie hours, movie tv, rooney mara carol, bad girl aesthetic, title card. Dec 25, 2015 thereses ownership of how she sees carol literally through her own camera lens is part of how therese frames her own story. Carol is the 1950s lesbian love story, that taboo subject, that director todd haynes often handles adeptly. But highsmiths novel upended that expectation, and haynes movie. By the end, therese is the more dominant one, the one making decisions for the two women.
The movie is set between christmas season 1952 and early 1953. Oh, in a different way now because she was a different person, and it was like meeting carol all over again, but it was still carol and no one else. In manhattan, carol cate blanchett is a wealthy housewife and mother who is unhappily married to harge kyle chandler, while therese is a photographer who works in a department store and is putting off making an honest man out of her boyfriend richard jake lacy. Late in the movie therese may cry about how she always says yes to everybody, as if that was the sole reason she ended up on a fateful road trip with carol, but there were many instances therese had been saying no to getting closer and taking trips with the nominal man in her life, and even then she managed to do it without explicitly saying. The film stars cate blanchett im not there, notes on a scandal as the titular carol, the beautiful, welloff new jersey housewife who catches the eye of lowly manhattan shopgirl therese rooney mara of the social network, the girl with the dragon tattoo, desperately trying to find the beauty in life.
The true love story behind the making of carol how a cult book based on a moment of romantic fantasy became the source of misguided shame for its author and one hothouse flower of a movie. Visit tunefind for music from your favorite tv shows and movies. I even broke down myself when therese stars to cry or the letter read by carol in the background. Official dialoguesscript carolthe movie fan community. Cate blanchetts new lesbianromance movie carol has a lot to say about female power.
Jul 02, 2017 this fanvid of mine is a love letter to love. But then suddenly, the story told by my friend flashed in my gorgeous brain and i had no excuse to not watch it. After rindy leaves, a distressed carol takes therese to the train station so she can return home. Carol laments in a farewell letter, wishing their lives could stretch out before them in an endless sunrise. Back at home, therese telephones carol, but knowing that she risks losing custody of rindy if she continues her relationship with. In carol, 2 women leap into an unlikely love affair. Therese and carol, almost in slow motion, and i think maybe therese is the one waiting for carol, their whole lives a perpetual sunrise. Carol aird and therese belivet from the movie carol. At their first motel stop, when carol is in the shower and calls out for therese to please bring her her blue sweater, when carol opens the bathroom door, she has clear nail polish on.
Nineteenyearold therese belivet works at a swanky new york city department store during the christmas season. Due to this event, carol and therese affair is broken off. Nov 20, 2015 the true love story behind the making of carol how a cult book based on a moment of romantic fantasy became the source of misguided shame for its author and one hothouse flower of a movie. In bringing this book the price of salt to the screen in his gorgeous new movie carol, todd haynes has, as filmmakers will, changed a few details, characters and plot points. In carol, 2 women leap into an unlikely love affair screenwriter phyllis nagy and director todd haynes discuss their oscarnominated film based on patricia highsmiths 1952 novel, the price of salt. After following this movie, well awaiting this movie for nearly two years and then having read the book countless times, ive recently been thinking about what carol saw in. And in that final scene, i cant help but call back to the line of the letter. Therese looks down, then again at carol without responding well. Therese reads it and we hear carol in voiceover saying that one day, she will come for therese, running towards her with open arms but for now, she has to focus on her daughter and because of this, they must not contact each other until that day comes.
A mythical island kingdom where carol and harge are the reigning married monarchs, abby is carols lady in waiting, therese is the daughter of nobility who attends at court, rindy is the heir apparent to the throne, tommy tucker serves the. Carol invites therese out to the castle for dinner, which goes. One of its sharpest fan hooks is carols letter or simply, the letter. Dec 22, 2015 director todd haynes on carol, his cinematic love letter. Dec 24, 2015 in early 1950s manhattan, therese belivet rooney mara, meets an older woman, carol aird cate blanchett, and the two start a romantic but forbidden affair. Carol star cate blanchett and films director, todd haynes, talked to buzzfeed news about the movies bold. In the film, that is the day carol cate blanchett and therese rooney mara reunite. Carol star cate blanchett and films director, todd haynes, talked to buzzfeed news about the movies bold final act. Font chosen for the letter body is cursive to make it look handwritten, and the font that says carol at. Watching carol and therese watch one another is one of the principle pleasures of hayness film. Carol shows us a secret world of women minus the male gaze. Carol knows how to cover up the ugly bits of herself and put on the facade of a perfect woman. Todd haynes devastating carol offers a portrait of impossible desire thats revealed through glances, meaningladen gestures, and little bits of dialogue, creating a subtext of sexual innuendo and need thats brilliantly carried by cate blanchett, as carol, and rooney mara, as therese, the young shop girl she seduces. The soundtrack compact disc includes the original score, composed, produced, orchestrated and conducted by carter burwell, and additional music performed by the clovers, billie holiday, georgia gibbs, les paul and mary ford, and jo stafford.
My heart feels and when it happens i want you to imagine me there to greet you must be from carol s letter in form of voice over of carol in the movie. Can therese decipher who the real carol is and get behind the walls carol has built around herself. Dearest, there are no accidents, and everything comes full circle. The most beautiful part of the movie is the love scene between carol and therese. Carol soundtrack music complete song list tunefind. If you havent seen the movie yet, you might want to hold off on reading this piece until you. The true love story behind the making of carol rolling stone. Back at home, therese telephones carol, but knowing that she risks losing custody of rindy if she continues her relationship with therese, carol hangs up. It was just a paringdown process, which all movies do.
Carols letter to therese poster by everythingbooks redbubble. In a goodbye letter to therese, carol writes beautifully about a. For her part, therese often uses them to work out her thoughts and feelings to carol. Therese is violently jarred by this loss, vomiting by the side of the road. Check out my tumblr account scene from carol movie 2015 dir. Importantly, though, carol also becomes a little more like therese, losing her domination over the dominant role in their relationship.
Carol is the first to sense her sadness and to offer understanding. Therese looked and saw, in the light that spilled from the house, a tear, like a shooting star, on carols cheek. Carol raised her hand slowly and brushed her hair back, once on either side, and therese smiled because the gesture was carol, and it was carol she loved and would always love. Toward the beginning of carol, a film buff that therese meets explains to her that while watching a movie he is interested in plotting the. Both carol and therese seek to articulate the feelings that transpire between them. Therese scurries outside to open and read carols communication. Inspired designs on tshirts, posters, stickers, home decor, and more by independent artists and designers from around the world. After following this movie, well awaiting this movie for nearly two years and then having read the book countless times, ive recently been thinking about what carol saw in therese. All orders are custom made and most ship worldwide within 24 hours. The soulcrushing letter dearest, there are no accidents, and he wouldve found us one way or another. Letter from carol to therese, heard in carol s voice.
It also happens to be maras birthdayand the date on which haynes filmed the movies love scene. Director todd haynes on carol, his cinematic love letter. The brilliant subversiveness of carols conventional ending. Based on the novel of patricia highsmith, the price of salt.
Carol screenwriter phyllis nagy, friend of patricia. See more ideas about cate blanchett, cate blanchett carol and rooney mara. I waited to watch carol because i didnt want the feels. Carols letter to therese art board print by everythingbooks. The letter carol wrote to therese in the 2015 movie carol. Abby hands therese an envelope containing the letter at breakfast. Carol and therese are deeply in love with one another at this. Carol airdtherese belivet works archive of our own. Carol offers a rare ending for a lesbian romance buzzfeed.
Apr 02, 2017 letter from carol to therese watch with subtitles deleted scenes pics. This storyline is based on that novel and movie, carol, but i am building a link to another storyline id started, nobis pacem. An album of scenes across various locations and months and years between carol and therese, rather like thereses photo album in words. The film introduces therese as an introverted shopgirl silently broadcasting a signal of loneliness that no one seems to notice. My heart feels and when it happens i want you to imagine me there to greet you must be from carols letter in form of voice over of carol in the movie. A mythical island kingdom where carol and harge are the reigning married monarchs, abby is carols lady in waiting, therese is the daughter of nobility who attends at court, rindy is the heir apparent to the throne, tommy. Therese creates a portfolio of her photographs and gets a job at the new york times. Mar 29, 2016 this feature is not available right now.
Letter from carol to therese, heard in carols voice carol aird. Why todd hayness oscarnominated carol is misunderstood. In a goodbye letter to therese, carol writes beautifully about a seemingly impossible future between them. A captivating love story, grand romance, classic americana christmas, and a road trip that goes through chicago. In carol, standout performers include the director. When therese returns carols car, its therese in the drivers seatliterally and metaphorically.
Carol is a movie to drink in with eyes, ears, and sensibilities. In the next scene when theyre back in the car carols nail polish is back to the reddishorange color. Download on amazon letter play on apple music letter play on spotify. With subtlety and understatement, haynes captures the masks and disguises of east coast ritz and culture of that time period.1034 1300 843 1350 1360 56 506 249 1574 571 1516 383 1532 1483 368 344 1357 687 561 288 422 1182 50 949 563 251 177 1473 1205 645 1441