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The 'Danish Girl' Creative Team Share Their Experiences With The Story

The film's writer and director reveal why Lili Elbe's life stuck with them.

The creative team behind the Oscar-nominated movie, "The Danish Girl," open up about adapting the story of transgender pioneer Lili Elbe for the big screen.

David Ebershoff, who penned the novel on which the film is based, said he was "fascinated" by Elbe, but not for the reasons you'd think, in the short, which will be among the features included on the "Danish Girl" dvd, out March 1. 

"There was the whole other element about art and painting and creation," he said, "that really resonated with me." 

Director Tom Hooper felt the same way, too, calling Lucinda Coxon's screenplay "the best first draft I've ever read."

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