Larry Karaszewski on

Deep End

Released 1971
Distributor Paramount

The swinging sixties came to a bleakly comic end with Jerzy Skolimowski’s undeservedly obscure 1970 British-German coproduction, a strikingly original study of obsession that descends into disturbing psycho-drama. John Moulder-Brown plays a repressed, near-infantile teenage bathhouse attendant who nurses a bizarre fixation with his enigmatic co-worker. No surprise really, considering that co-worker is played by auburn-haired Jane Asher at her most mysteriously seductive. A favorite of director David Lynch, who said, “There’s never been a color movie I’ve freaked out about, except one, this thing called Deep End which had great art direction”.

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.