Script Tease - The Aside - The Talented Mr Ripley by Phyllis Nagy (from Patricia Highsmith's novel)
The Aside Podcast
The Aside Podcasts are a free resource supported by Drama Victoria - Australia’s oldest Drama AssociationThis is a Script Tease episode where we talk through some of the world’s greatest plays. Jump through the major plot points, give some background and of course, spoil the endings – all in less than 5 minutes. We do the hard work so you can do the easy listening.In this episode, we do The Talented Mr. Ripley by Phyllis Nagy (from the novel by Patricia Highsmith)Although most of the script for this episode was original some of the content and background came from LitCharts.Please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org to ask a question. We will try to answer on a future podcast.
Day for Night with Caridad Svich: from 12 OPHELIAS by C. Svich & from Phyllis Nagy's THE STRIP
Day for Night with Caridad Svich
Episode 38: monologue and two songs from 12 OPHELIAS by Caridad Svich (Published by NoPassport Press), and excerpt from THE STRIP by Phyllis Nagy (published by Methuen Drama). * LIstener Support is appreciated. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/caridad-svich/support
On today's show Lady P welcomes back Carol (2015) screenwriter, Phyllis Nagy, for an in-depth discussion of Phyllis' all-time-favorite film, Billy Wilder's Sunset Boulevard (1950). Phyllis isn't the only one celebrating her glorious return to Flixwise. This is also the second appearance of one Norma Desmond, or rather Lady P's rather embarrassing imitation of the silent age film star. Norma first appeared on our original Sunset Boulevard episode, which features Professor Joseph McBride offering behind the scenes details of the filming of this Wilder classic. Today we're paying another visit to that old familiar street with Phyllis' personal take on the depiction of 1950s Hollywood. Lady P and Phyllis discuss their reactions to Gloria Swanson's bold representation of an aged actress, and how William Holden serves as an important ballast to Swanson's electric performance. Then Phyllis sets out to debunk some popular interpretations of the film - namely that it's either satirical or Campy. Phyllis tells listeners why she thinks critics often confuse a lack of sentimentality with satire, and offers up evidence for why she thinks Wilder was completely sincere in his depiction of these characters. Plus, Lady P and Phyllis offer up comparisons to other films of this era including All About Eve (1950), Sudden Fear (1952), and What Ever Happened To Baby Jane (1962) and talk about why Sunset Boulevard is truly "the greatest of them all". And if you haven't already please go back and listen to Phyllis' previous episode in which she goes into detail on the making of Carol. Plus she and Lady P offer up a couple of suggestions on Isabelle Huppert movies that all film buffs should seek out.
Flixwise: Talking Carol and Isabelle Huppert with Phyllis Nagy
On today's show, Lady P is joined by the woman who penned one of the greatest movies of the decade: Carol (2015). The funny and brilliant Phyllis Nagy is here to talk about adapting Carol's screenplay from Patricia Highsmith's original source material and the lengthy, and at times frustrating, process of getting the film into production. They chat about Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara's rendering of the two lead characters, as well as the standout performance from supporting players, Sarah Paulson and Kyle Chandler. Plus, Phyllis offers a scoop on what happened to a few scenes from the book that didn't make the final cut of the film. Longtime listeners are by this point well aware of Lady P's total adoration of things Carol. Listen up to see if she manages to keep her composure throughout the entire interview. In addition to filling us in on details from behind-the-scenes of Carol, Phyllis is also here to discuss a pair of standout performances by the incomparable French actress, Isabelle Huppert. This year Huppert was, at long last, nominated for her first Academy Award. However, Huppert has been giving Oscar-worthy performances well before she ever worked with Verhoeven. If you are unfamiliar with her work up to this point, you might not know where to begin, as her filmography is quite extensive. Fortunately, Phyllis is here to offer up two of her favorite Huppert films as suggestions for your watch list: Claude Chabrol's 1988 film: Story of Women, and Diane Kurys 1983 film: Entre Nous. Both Story of Women and Entre Nous are period dramas which find Huppert playing malcontented married women, both of whom form deep attachments to their closest female friends. In Story of Women she plays Marie Latour, a woman who, despite her husband's objections, traffics in abortions and other illegal dealings in German occupied France. In Entre Nous, Huppert plays Lena Weber, a woman who falls into an expedient marriage in order to escape Nazi control, but after the war is over falls in the love with another woman. Both of these movies were heralded by critics upon their initial release. However, only Story of Women, is readily available. You can purchase it on DVD and it's also streamable on FilmStruck. However, Entre Nous (you know, the one directed by a woman) is currently unavailable in the US. If you're lucky enough to have a region 2 DVD player, you can purchase it here. Listeners, your mission is now to bug the right people, and get this wonderful film back in circulation.
Episode 24: Creating Carol with Screenwriter Phyllis Nagy
Pop Culture Confidential
Gorgeous, moving and subtle – ‘Carol’ is a beautifully crafted tale of forbidden love that has wowed critics and audiences alike. And it’s no wonder – director Todd Haynes (Far from Heaven, I’m Not There) along with the films stars Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara have delivered Oscar worthy performances.‘Carol’ follows two women from very different backgrounds that find themselves in an unexpected love affair in 1950s New York. Their undeniable attraction is challenged by the conventional norms of the time but what emerges is an honest story of resilience and fulfillment.Our guest is screenwriter Phyllis Nagy who adapted Patricia Highsmith’s book “The Price of Salt” for the film. Highsmith wrote more than twenty novels before her death in 1995, many of which including “Strangers on a Train” and the Tom Ripley series but it is the love story of Carol and Therese that draws inspiration from her own life.We ask Phyllis about the twenty year struggle of bringing this story to the big screen, her friendship with Highsmith and how the period drama can be seen as a reflection of todays society. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices