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Absence of Malice

Released 1981
Distributor Columbia Pictures

Director Sydney Pollack’s 1981 film is a bristling attack on muckrakers (Paul Newman said the film was, in fact, a direct assault on The New York Post). Sally Field plays the unscrupulous newswoman and Newman is the target of her overreaching (and underhanded) journalistic crusade. Newman and co-star Melinda Dillon were nominated for Academy Awards along with the crackerjack screenplay by Kurt Luedtke.

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.