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John and Mary

Released 1969
Distributor Twentieth Century Fox

The three principals of John and Mary — stars Dustin Hoffman and Mia Farrow, plus director Peter Yates — were all coming off monster hits, The Graduate, Rosemary’s Baby and Bullitt. That they chose to follow those pop culture bombshells with this relatively low key love story says something about Hollywood clout. Barely remembered today, Jeff Bridges, The Dude himself, warbles a song on the soundtrack called, appropriately, “Lost in Space.”

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.