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You may be wondering how “Carol” director Todd Haynes found New York City circa 1952 in Cincinnati.

So here are seven tricks he used by mixing and matching locations to make movie magic. (Don’t worry, there are no plot spoilers here!)

“Carol” is playing at the Esquire Theatre in Clifton.

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There’s a new queen of the Queen City, and her name is “Carol.”

The Cate Blanchett-Rooney Mara film, shot here last year, lived up to all of its pre-Oscar buzz at a screening Saturday night at Clifton’s Esquire Theatre for the Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky Film Commission.

Reviewers have called the film “gorgeous,” ‘flawless” and an Oscar contender. And I agree.

Blanchett, just nominated for a Golden Globe best actress award, also should be nominated for an Oscar for her performance as unhappily married Carol Aird, who pursues New York department store clerk Therese Belivet (Mara) in 1952.

Mara, who won best actress for Belivet at the Cannes Film Festival last May, also received a Golden Globe nomination as best actress for “Carol,” for her sensitive portrayal of a confused young woman maturing after her affair with Aird.

Downtown Holiday Windows

Nov 9, 2012

Downtown’s Landor Asssociates will bring back the feeling of years gone by when they decorate the windows in their building, which once was the Shillito’s department store. These windows, while they may bring back memories of family visits downtown in the past, are very 21st century with modern interpretations of classic holiday scenes with an interactive multi-media display. Scott Dannenfelser, Landor’s design director for brand environment, joins Lee Hay to talk about why Landor has resurrected this tradition and what visitors can expect.