“Be Our Guest” to this latest Erratic Dialogues podcast, in which Claudette and Gabriella review Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast (2017), directed by Bill Condon and starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans and Emma Thompson.
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 […]
In this episode Gabriella and Claudette review Whit Stillman’s enchanting “Love & Friendship” based on Jane Austen’s epistolary novel Lady Susan. Among other things, Gabriella and Claudette chat about Stillman’s career, Kate Beckinsale’s star turn as Lady Susan Vernon, the “Cult of the Janeite” and what exactly constitutes a perfect Jane Austen adaptation. Notes: Apologies […]
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.