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Will Carol win an Oscar?

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CarolWith Oscar season nearly upon us, I’ve been trying to catch as many movies as possible in the bonanza of offerings at this time of year. Last week I went with a couple of girlfriends (how ironic, but not that kind) to see Carol starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara. I must say, we were all totally underwhelmed. I don’t know what I was expecting but with all the hype it certainly seemed to us to fall short of the mark.

Based on a fifties novel entitled “The Price of Salt” by Patricia Highsmith, it’s the story of two women who meet in a department store at Christmas and a love affair ensues. The plot and script are full of improbabilities but that’s the nature of fiction. The movie was beautifully filmed and Cate Blanchett’s nuanced character is lovely to watch. Rooney Mara’s performance was, in my opinion, simply a two-hour display of doe-eyed innocence with subtle undercurrents of precociousness. Within the context of the fifties time period, the movie’s theme of a lesbian love affair was shocking and scandalous, quite different from today’s standards. There are a couple of love scenes that would challenge any straight actor but were beautifully delivered by Blanchett and Mara. It’s a sensitive, tender movie but you might want to wait until it’s on TV. Just sayin’. . . But then I’m not a member of the esteemed Academy so I may be wrong.

Author: Lynda Davis

As an early Baby Boomer, born in 1947, it seems to me that as we approach our retirement years, Boomers have gone from being the energy driving our nation to slowly becoming invisible. We risk losing our identity as society remains stubbornly youth-centric. And the irony is that Gen Xers and Ys are not the majority; we are. BOOMERBROADcast is my platform for being the voice of Baby Boomers, women in particular. We've generated a lot of changes over the decades but there's still a long way to go. After a 40-year career in the corporate world, I've taken up expressing the observations and concerns of our generation. Instead of pounding the pavement in my bellbottoms with a cardboard sign, I'm pounding my laptop (I learned to type on a manual typewriter and old habits die hard). If you have issues or concerns you would like voiced or have comments on what I've voiced, I'd love to hear from you. We started breaking the rules in the sixties and now that we're in our sixties it's no time to become complacent. Hope you'll stay tuned and if you like BOOMERBROADcast, share it with your friends. Let's rock n' roll! If you would like to be notified whenever I publish a new posting, click on the little blue box in the lower right of your screen that says +Follow→ Lynda Davis

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