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3 things about Todd Haynes’ CAROL

Carol [2015] 1. Flung out of space. 2. No bullets. 3. A long pause. “No, I don’t think so.” 3 other things.

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3 things about Todd Haynes’ CAROL

Carol [2015] 1. Rooney Mara looks like Patricia Highsmith as a young woman, and Sarah Paulson looks like Patricia Highsmith as an older woman. 2. “Please tell me you know what you’re doing.” “I don’t.” She smiles. “I never did.” … Continue reading

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3 things about Todd Haynes’ SAFE

Safe [1995] 1. Perm, nosebleed. 2. Outside, even in the compound, the constant sound of technology: airplanes, traffic, etc. 3. “I think it might be your cologne.” “Honey, I’m not wearing any cologne.”

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3 things about Todd Haynes’ VELVET GOLDMINE

Velvet Goldmine [1998] 1. Gatefold sleeve. Wrapped from the waist down in crushed red velvet. 2. “It’s funny how beautiful people are when they’re walking out the door.” 3. Coils of microphone cable on the stage’s scuffed wood floor. He … Continue reading

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3 things about Todd Haynes’ FAR FROM HEAVEN

Far From Heaven [2002] 1. She wears a purple coat that Edith Head would be proud of. 2. The room is dim. An orange branch, in a vase, glowing. In front of a frosted window. A perfect evocation of All … Continue reading

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3 things about Todd Haynes’ I’M NOT THERE

I’m Not There [2007] 1. Blanchett at a typewriter while the image of a black spider on a white background dissolves in and out. 2. The pseudo-Pete Seeger character grabbing an axe to cut the power to the amps. 3. Dylan … Continue reading

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