A fictitious love story loosely inspired by the lives of Danish artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda's marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili's groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.
Adèle's life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire and to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adèle grows, seeks herself, loses herself, and ultimately finds herself through love and loss.
An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.
In an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's seminal novel The Price of Salt, CAROL follows two women from very different backgrounds who find themselves in an unexpected love affair in 1950s New York. As conventional norms of the time challenge their undeniable attraction, an honest story emerges to reveal the resilience of the heart in the face of change. A young woman in her 20s, Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara), is a clerk working in a Manhattan department store and dreaming of a more fulfilling life when she meets Carol (Cate Blanchett), an alluring woman trapped in a loveless, convenient marriage. As an immediate connection sparks between them, the innocence of their first encounter dims and their connection deepens. While Carol breaks free from the confines of marriage, her husband (Kyle Chandler) begins to question her competence as a mother as her involvement with Therese and close relationship with her best friend Abby (Sarah Paulson) come to light.Written by
The Weinstein Company
Although Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara weren't required to be on the other end of the line whenever they talk on the phone, they offered to do so to help each other out. Thus whenever Carol and Therese talk to each other on the phone, Blanchett and Mara are really on the other end of the line. See more »
There were very few direct flights in the 1950s and most were within states or to neighboring states. Direct flights between major cities only really came into vogue in the 1970s when commercial plane technology had improved and fewer stops were required, Additionally, few airlines could have afford direct flights as commercial air travel really only became widespread and popular in the mid to late 1960s.
So a flight from Chicago to New York would have almost certainly consisted of one to as many as three stops before arriving.
While flight crew service hour limits prohibited coast to coast non-stops, NY to Chicago non-stop was available in this era. A copy of a 1951 American Airlines schedule shows six non-stop flights daily from New York to Chicago, using the DC-6. American's longest non-stops that year were between New York and Dallas. TWA would have been competing on the NYC-Chicago, using Lockheed Constellation aircraft, but I don't have a contemporary schedule. TWA was flying NYC-Chicago non-stop as early as 1948, using much slower DC-4 aircraft, per a schedule from that year. This was TWA's longest non-stop in their short DC-4 era. See more »
I watched Carol at the New York Film Festival, days after watching Freeheld. Since both movies talk about love relationship between two women, I was afraid I was going to see the same thing. Gladly, I couldn't be more wrong. Carol is such a beautiful movie, subtler than I had expected.
Even though I loved the movie, I'm aware that it's not for everybody. It's not fast paced, as current films tend to be. It takes its time to carefully construct the characters and to make us root for them. Credit is due to the cast, as Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara are brilliant, and to the director Todd Haynes, who conducts well the story.
Moreover, the film is visually stunning, with impeccable make-ups and wardrobes, not to mention the beautiful locations covered in snow while they take a road-trip. Finally, the soundtrack is equally wonderful, with songs that correctly set the tone of their relationship.
It probably won't be a box office hit, but I do hope everybody gets a chance to see it eventually.
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