Larry Karaszewski on

Walkabout

Released 1971
Distributor 20th Century Fox

Celebrated cinematographer Nicolas Roeg’s solo directorial debut is a haunting, transfixing tone poem about two children lost in the Australian outback and their relationship with a young aborigine on his coming-of-age “walkabout”. Roeg improvised much of the film from Edward Bond’s 14-page screenplay, based on a popular young adult novel. The first screen role of Aboriginal actor David Gulpilil, who went on to become a pillar of the Aussie acting community. A unique achievement, beautifully shot by Roeg himself.

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.