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Thursday, December 24, 2015

Film Discoveries of 2015 - Larry Karaszewski

The past three years, I have had the honor of a Film Discoveries list from Larry Karaszewski. Karaszewski is one of my favorite screenwriters and a true cinephile's cinephile. He and Scott Alexander have collaborated on many memorable screenplays including one of my personal favorites, Tim Burton's movie ED WOOD. Larry and Scott recently wrote the script for Burton's film BIG EYES as well which I highly recommend if you haven't had the chance to see it yet. They also worked on this year's GOOSEBUMPS movie which is a fun time and also recommended. Larry and Scott's next project is the upcoming FX series AMERICAN CRIME STORY. The first season of the show airs on February 6th, 2016 and deals with the murder trial of O.J. Simpson. A must watch!
 I had the distinct privilege of interviewing him for the GGTMC podcast back in 2011 and it was one of my favorite interviews that I've ever done. I could immediately tell I'd found a kindred spirit in the affection for similar kinds of cinema when I spoke to him. Larry was also gracious enough to allow me to interview him for the Danny Peary documentary I have been working on. He has also been extremely generous in helping me set up other interviews for the doc as well. Just an all around lovely guy and a passionate film lover.
If you haven't checked out some of his Trailers from Hell commentaries you are truly missing out. Do yourself a favor and clear out an hour or two for his wonderful enlightening insights.

Also have a peek at Larry's discoveries list from last year and the year before:

Pather Pachali (1955; Satyajit Ray)
How have I never seen this before?  Shame on me.  Loved every frame... Easily the best movie I saw this year.

The Wet Parade (1932; Victor Fleming)

The Don is Dead (1973; Richard Fleischer)

And Now My Love (1974; Claude Lelouch)

Georgy Girl (1966; Silvio Narizzano)

Our Mothers House (1967; Jack Clayton)

The Image (1975; Radley Metzger)

The Rebel (1961; Robert Day)

Boom! (1968; Joseph Losey)

Isabel (1968; Paul Almond)

The Corn is Green (1945; Irving Rapper)

The Children's Hour (1961; William Wyler)

The Executioner (1970; Sam Wanamaker)

High Society (1956; Charles Walters)
Day of the Outlaw (1959; Andre De Toth)

Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama's Hung You In The Closet and I'm Feeling So Sad (1967; Richard Quine)

The Last Valley (1971; James Clavell)

The Reckless Moment (1949; Max Ophuls)

Remember The Night (1940; Mitchell Leisen)

$ (Dollars) (1971; Richard Brooks)

Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One (1968; William Greaves)

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