Gabriella and Claudette discuss the books, film, theatre and podcasts that they loved (and a few that they loathed) in 2016. Length: 1hr 6mins, Recorded December 2016 iTunes Link/Download HERE Notes: Sport for Jove’s Summer Season, a double bill of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar/Antony & Cleopatra (playing to January 29, 2017) Eimar McBride on TLS, reading […]

By Gabriella Edelstein and Claudette Palomares Contents The Podcast First Letter: ‘The chief joy of Stillman’s work is his shimmering dialogue’ by Claudette Palomares Second Letter: ‘I wonder, how would Austen have voted in the referendum?’ by Gabriella Edelstein Third Letter: ‘The best adaptations are the ones in which the director has distilled the distinct […]

Gabriella and Claudette discuss Todd Haynes’ film Carol (2015), starring Rooney Mara as a young shopgirl who falls in love with the eponymous character, Carol, a wealthy housewife played by Cate Blanchett. Oodles of Oscar umbrage found within.

Notes: Claudette mentions Douglas Sirk who was a German director, not Hungarian. Rainer Werner Fassbinder is another influential German director mentioned. This episode was recorded before the 2016 Oscar ceremony. The ‘blue one’: Fresh Air NPR on Carol.

This episode is podcast only.

Length: 31mins, Recorded February 2016

iTunes Link/Download HERE