How do Carol (Cate Blanchett) and Therese (Rooney Mara) negotiate their identities in daily life? In what way do they try and flee "to the margins" to live their lives together? Why doesn't this work? What are the power differences between the two of them?
Here are topics for our discussion of Carol on Monday. Feel free to start the conversation here or to suggest additional topics.
- Framing & decor: the use of windows and mirrors in framing shots.
- How the filmmakers use mise-en-scène to create a film that not only looks and feels like the period, but also looks and feels like a film from the period.
- Action and performance: how Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara use facial expression and body language to show emotion and change. We can also talk about how costume and make-up support these performances.
Share your initial thoughts and feelings on Carol here.