A conversation with director Todd Haynes

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    Guest: Todd Haynes

    Director TODD HAYNES new film “Carol” is winning a lot of acclaim.  Based on a Patricia Highsmith novel, it’s the story of a love affair between two women in the 1950s.  Cate Blanchett plays Carol, a wealthy married woman who falls in love with a young store clerk and aspiring photographer, Therese, played by Rooney Mara.  Haynes has done a number of films that explore sexual identity and transgression, like the melodrama “Far From Heaven”, starring Julianne Moore and Dennis Quaid, and “Velvet Goldmine” about the glam-rock scene in the 1970s.  He also directed “I’m Not There,” a film about Bob Dylan, “Safe,” a horror movie about a woman who becomes allergic to her environment, and the HBO mini-series, “Mildred Pierce”.  Haynes comes in this hour to talk to Marty about Carol, his other films, and his approach to moviemaking.

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