Watched the superb film Carol again tonight. I've written of it elsewhere, my journal or on FB. I had seen it in Chattanooga with Starr. The love story, set in the 1950s and based on the novel, could not be more beautifully rendered. It is a masterpiece, a work of art that patiently, with sumptuous detail, allows the relationship it explores to come to life. The character of Carol wore the same bracelet in a couple of scenes and the gold choker that my mother wore. I still have the bracelet; Mom sold the gold necklace after her divorce.
The review below gives a glowing overview. I loved the music as well, and was pleased to see actors now well-known that were not so well-known when the film was released.
Peter Bradshaw's film of the week
Carol review – Cate Blanchett superb in a five-star tale of forbidden love 5/5 stars
Todd Haynes’s 50s-set drama in which Blanchett’s divorcing woman falls for Rooney Mara’s doe-eyed shop assistant is an intoxicating triumph.