Set in 1950s New York, a department-store clerk who dreams of a better life falls for an older, married woman.
Q & A
Q: What two key features of the source novel does “Carol” the film strive to preserve?
At a New York City panel discussion in November, 2015, screenplay writer Phyllis Nagy addressed the two most important features of the source novel that Nagy fought to preserve in the film adaptation "Carol."
Q: How did the “Carol” filmmakers select shooting locations and handle set design for the film?
"Carol" screenwriter Phyllis Nagy and production designer Judy Becker offer insight into the process behind selecting the location for the film, as well as the production design involved in recreating the look and feel of early ‘50s New York.
Q: What does the title of “Carol” mean? Why was the source novel originally called “The Price of Salt”?
The source novel for "Carol" was originally titled "The Price of Salt," before author Highsmith changed it in the 1990s to "Carol." Screenwriter Phyllis Nagy, who was friends with Highsmith, offers some insight into the title's significance and Highsmith's motivations.
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