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The World of Henry Orient

Released 1964
Distributor United Artists

Peter Sellers is the titular self-absorbed pianist, but George Roy Hill’s charming, bittersweet‚ film belongs to the two young girls who idolize him. New York City at its most attractive is almost a character in itself, thanks to Boris Kaufman’s sparkling cinematography. Here is a 2012 New Yorker recap of the later events in the lives of the movie’s young stars : A Star is Born, Lost, and Found : The New Yorker

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.