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Burn!

Released 1970
Distributor United Artists

Director Gillo Pontecorvo followed up his neorealist masterpiece The Battle of Algiers with another complex anti-colonial film, this one involving a slave rebellion on the fictional Carribean island of Queimada circa 1845. Although his relationship with Pontecorvo was a rocky one (what else is new?), Marlon Brando considered this one of his finest performances. The only trailer we could find on this was French, which is presented like the credits sequence in a spaghetti western, basically music driven — and Ennio Morricone’s stunning score is one of his greatest.

About Larry Karaszewski

Larry Karaszewski and his writing/directing/producing partner Scott Alexander are best known for writing unusual true stories.  Their current release is “Dolemite is My Name” featuring Eddie Murphy as Rudy Ray Moore. The duo previously created the hit television miniseries “The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” for which they won the Golden Globe, Emmy, PGA and WGA Awards. They also won the Golden Globe and WGA Award for the film “The People vs Larry Flynt.” Other movies include the Oscar winning “Ed Wood” (WGA nomination), “Big Eyes” (Independent Spirit nomination), “Auto Focus" and “Man on the Moon.” The team has been inducted into the Final Draft Screenwriting Hall of Fame.  Larry is also a Governor for writers branch, co-chair of the International Feature Film category, and a Vice President of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.