If ever there was a novel that was ‘made for cinema’ then Patricia Highsmith’s 1952 The Price of Salt, about the love affair between Carol, a beguiling older, married woman (Cate Blanchett) and Therese, a naïve twenty something department store assistant (Rooney Mara), is it – and Todd Haynes (Far From Heaven, Mildred Pierce) was the director born to make it, with Elizabeth Karlsen the producer born to make it happen.
Elizabeth Karlsen is one of the leading British film producers and is world reknowned. We were delighted to host an intro and Q&A session with her, in partnership with Bristol Pride. In this recording of the event Elizabeth Karlsen gives her unique insight into what it's like to be a film producer and takes questions from the audience.
She talks about the struggles she had getting the film off the ground, Todd Haynes' intriguing inspiration for the film, how to shoot a New York film without shooting in New York, what it was like working on such a tight budget, the challenges of Super 16mm, how to source costumes of 1950s America, what it was like working with Cate Blanchett and the rest of the team, and more.
Posted on Thu 26 Nov 2015.