Which original scripts and adaptations will reap Oscar glory this year?
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'Argo' - Chris Terrio - Adapted Screenplay
Pro: Chris Terrio, who is best known for writing and directing the underrated 2005 indie "Heights," has received constant praise from director Ben Affleck and producer George Clooney for his adaptation of Joshuah Bearman's article "Escape from Tehran." His screenplay has some of the most memorable lines heard in a movie this year. It would be a big surprise if he didn't land a nomination.
Con: Some may quibble about historical inaccuracies with the six house guests actual escape, but there isn't one contender out there that hasn't had to fiddle with some of the details to better serve the picture.