Monday, August 17, 2015

This 'Carol' Trailer Stopped My Heart

The name Todd Haynes attached to any project will make me stand at attention. And then my eyes will start drooling. Haynes' latest film, Carol, debuted to raves at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year, and we finally got a nice teaser trailer. It only makes me go a little crazier in terms of my own anticipation. 

Cate Blanchett stars as the title character, a married woman who falls in love with a department store shopgirl, played by Rooney Mara. Set in the 1950's, the two women obviously can't express their romance, so there's a lot of longing looks and light touches on the shoulder. It appears that this will be a great companion piece to Haynes' classic, Far From Heaven. You know the movie houses are just pissing themselves to do that double feature. 

Every frame of the trailer needs to be a postcard--obviously. My favorite shot (and there are a lot of them!) has to be of the one of Mara in the backseat of a car. The windows are all fogged up and wet from the snow, and she glances outside. 

It's easily in the top 5 of my most anticipated films of the fall. Duh. It reminds me of the Far From Heaven trailer because of how short it is and from the swelling music in the background. Every time I hunted for a Far From trailer, I could only find the mysterious teaser, but I always found it super effective.

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