“Carol” and Saul Leiter

Last night I went to the film Carol. I liked the mood and early 50s details. I wonder if the whole thing is Therese’s memory of the events, years later.

I am feeling ridiculously pleased with myself because the photography made me think of Saul Leiter’s New York street photographs – and Todd Haynes, who made the film, confirms on line that this is so. (http://www.newstatesman.com/culture/art-design/2015/11/behind-carol-photographers-who-influenced-todd-haynes-award-winning-film)

I wondered if this look was anachronistic, but apparently Leiter started taking colour pictures in the 50s. All the travel in the film is by car; but Leiter also likes buses.


(I bought a book of his pictures today.)



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Paul Hodson

Head of Unit "EnergyEfficiency" at European Commission, Directorate-General for Energy

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