Analytic Flick "Carol"

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Analytic Flick   "Carol"
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Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center says
Plot: In1949, Patricia Highsmith played by Cate Blanchett, waiting to hear back from a publisher about a manuscript ("Strangers On a Train", maybe you've heard of it) wrote a novel about a relationship between a shy shopgirl, played by Sarah Paulson, and a much older housewife. The book, "The Price of Salt," eventually published in 1952 under a pseudonym, has long been a staple of LGBT studies for its depiction of "the closet" and 1950s conformist America. The book features a forbidden love story culminating in an extended "Lolita"-esque
travelogue-criminal-getaway-across-America. In all of her books, Highsmith was obsessed by duality, subversion and obsession. "The Price of Salt" is her most openly romantic book and it is hard to believe it was written by the same woman who created the sociopath Tom Ripley, and who also once confessed to her journal: "One situation-maybe one alone-could drive me to murder: family life, togetherness." But that's Highsmith. Always duality.
Discussion will be led by Carol F. Rak, Ph.D. Please check movie listings for locations film is being shown.
Discussion will be held at the Center's offices in the Heights Medical Building at 2460 Fairmount Boulevard, Suite 312, Cleveland Heights (Cedar-Fairmount). There will be someone at the building door between 7:15 - 7:45 p.m.
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By: Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center

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