It’s April 17th. The unofficial Carol Day. In the film, that is the day Carol (Cate Blanchett) and Therese (Rooney Mara) reunite. It also happens to be Mara’s birthday—and the date on which the movie’s love scene was filmed.
Why don’t celebrate by listening to our four part miniseries about Cate Balnchett’s most loved performance in Carol? You can listen right here!
#1 The Love Story with Luke Willis
In the first of multiple episodes about Carol (2015), the topic is the love story. How Therese and Carol fell in love, how Todd Haynes visualizes falling in love and the scorching chemistry between Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara.
#2 The Queer Cutural Impact with Shayna Maci Warner
In part two, the topic is the cultural impact the film had on queer people. From memes to comedy routines, Carol was adored.
# 3 Cate is the Top with Maggie Larkin
Cate Blanchett’s the top is so many ways. The top star, the top actress. And in Carol she plays the top. In the third of our multiple episodes about Carol (2015), the topic is the perfect merge of actor and role with Blanchett as Carol Aird.
#4 The Influences and Inspirations with Izzy from Be Kind Rewind
And in the concluding part we discuss the influences and inspirations behind this masterpiece. From those acknowledged by the director Todd Haynes – David Lean’s Brief Encounter – to others we gleaned from watching the film many times – the films of George Cukor, Deborah Kerr in The End of the Affair and Haynes’ own Far From Heaven.