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How Patricia Highsmith's Carol became a film: 'Lesbianism is not an issue. It's a state of normal'

Phyllis Nagy talks about why the screenplay for Carol took her 15 years, her long friendship with the notoriously difficult Highsmith, and why the novelist would have loved Cate Blanchett in the leading role

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How Patricia Highsmith's Carol became a film: 'Lesbianism is not an issue. It's a state of normal'

Phyllis Nagy talks about why the screenplay for Carol took her 15 years, her long friendship with the notoriously difficult Highsmith, and why the novelist would have loved Cate Blanchett in the leading role

Oscars red carpet 2016: from Alicia Vikander to Jennifer Lawrence – in pictures

Carol screeenwriter Phyllis Nagy does gender neutral tux-ing. Which means she’s first to score points for an actual fashion trend. But she needs to up her hand game. A double thumbs up could have worked here.

The Writer—and Friend of Patricia Highsmith’s—Who Worked Almost 20 Years to Make Carol

"Carol’s Happy Ending" - The screenwriter—and friend of Patricia Highsmith’s—who spent almost 20 years struggling to bring The Price of Salt to theaters.

Carol (2015)

Carol [??/??15] - Set in 1950s New York, a department-store clerk who dreams of a better life falls for an older, married woman.

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‘Carol’ Scribe Phyllis Nagy On The Movie’s Long Journey, LGBT “Trends” & ‘The Trap’ – AwardsLine

Screenwriter and playwright Phyllis Nagy wrote the original screenplay for Carol back in 1997, adapting her friend Patricia Highsmith’s novel, The Price Of Salt at the prolific author’s encourageme...

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Rooney Mara Reminds Carol Screenwriter Phyllis Nagy of Her Friend, Patricia Highsmith.

Rooney Mara Reminds Carol Screenwriter Phyllis Nagy of Her Friend, Pat | Vanity Fair