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Adapted screenplay: Elegy

Nicholas Meyer (from Philip Roth's novel "The Dying Animal")

Intimate portrait of a New York intellectual on the cusp of old age yet facing his own emotional immaturity in the course of a love affair with a woman 30 years his junior. Meyer drew on the death of his own first wife to imbue the script with deep emotion. He also united unconneced plotlines from the book and created a new ending.

WHY IT’LL WIN: Nuanced, well-observed story on mature themes for a mature audience.

MAYBE NOT: Its audience skews old, even for the Acad. And will enough people see it?

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