Larry Karaszewski on

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 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.