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.
Gabriella and Claudette explore Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s luminous novel Half of a Yellow Sun, winner of the 2007 Orange Prize for Fiction (Now the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction) and the 2015 “Baileys of Baileys”.