“I have a few comments” #75: “Saltburn” vs “Maestro”. Big ambitions, small cinema?

Saltburn” or “Maestro”? Emerald Fennell or Bradley Cooper? Carey Mulligan or… Carey Mulligan? Before you is a cinematic showdown: in the left corner, British estates and perverse games, in the right – concert halls and marital dilemmas. Julia Taczanowska and Jakub Popielecki invite you to the latest episode of the “I Have a Few Comments” podcast.

“I Have a Few Comments” – we talk about the films “Saltburn” and “Maestro”

In the seventy-fifth episode of the “I Have a Few Comments” podcast, we discuss the films “Saltburn” (2023, dir. Emerald Fennell) and “Maestro” (2023, dir. Bradley Cooper). Is “Saltburn” a pretty cinematic bauble or a provocative tale of class struggle? How does Emerald Fennell play with references, including to “The Talented Mr. Ripley” and “Brideshead Revisited”? How does the acting duel between Barry Keoghan and Jacob Elordi fare? Who and why is outraged by this film? What kind of cinematic biography is “Maestro”? Did Bradley Cooper make more of a film about Leonard Bernstein or about himself? Why is Carey Mulligan the winner of the film? And finally: how does “Maestro” defend itself against “A Star Is Born” (2018)? Julia Taczanowska and Jakub Popielecki discuss.

“Maestro” – trailer

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