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Come and See

Released 2006
Distributor Seagull Films

About Come and See

Director Elem Klimov’s powerful, near-surrealistic battle fantasia nearly made it into TFH’s “More Movies You Never Heard Of” category. The title is an invitation to view the destruction caused by the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. The movie, from the Soviet Union, is a fixture on many critics’ Ten Best of All Time lists. Its obscurity is hugely out of proportion to its accomplishment. Commissioned to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Soviet victory in WW II, it’s the glasnost version of Apocalypse Now. The director, having made his point, never made another film.

About Larry Karaszewski

Larry Karaszewski with his writing/directing/producing partner Scott Alexander won the Best Screenplay Golden Globe for The People vs. Larry Flynt and was nominated by the Writers Guild of America for the cult favorite Ed Wood.  Other credits include writing the Milos Forman film Man on the Moon, adapting the Stephen King story 1408, producing Paul Schrader's Auto Focus, and writing/producing the upcoming Tim Burton feature Big Eyes.  Larry is an active Los Angeles cineaste serving on the board of advisors for the Cinefamily and  hosting a long running film series for the American Cinematheque.  
  • John Simpson

    Yeah, Reagan joked about bombing beginning in 5 minutes to the technicians during a sound check in 1984. Never intended for broadcast it was leaked. Big whoop.
    As an example of Cold War tensions in that period I would have used the Soviet Union shooting down KAL Flight 007 in 1983 killing 269 civilians including 22 children under the age of twelve.