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Capricorn One

Released 1978
Distributor Warner Bros.

As conspiracy theories go, the idea that the Apollo moon landing was faked (with supposed the assistance of Stanley Kubrick no less!) has gained ground even beyond this overlong 1978 extrapolation by writer-director Peter Hyams that posits a phony Mars landing instigated by corrupt officials via re-enacted tv coverage. A hit in its day, it appeals to the paranoia that underlies so many sci fi concepts that originated in the post-Roswell era.

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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.