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Trailers from Hell: Larry Karaszewski on 1970 Cult Psychodrama 'Deep End'

Photo of Trailers From Hell By Trailers From Hell | Thompson on Hollywood January 17, 2014 at 2:16PM

Youth Runs Wild! continues at Trailers from Hell, with director Larry Karaszewski introducing Polish filmmaker Jerzy Skolimowski's visually striking coming-of-age film "Deep End," a favorite of both David Lynch and Wes Anderson.
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'Deep End'
'Deep End'

Youth Runs Wild! continues at Trailers from Hell, with director Larry Karaszewski introducing Polish filmmaker Jerzy Skolimowski's visually striking coming-of-age film "Deep End," a favorite of both David Lynch and Wes Anderson:

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.

This article is related to: Video, Trailers, Trailers from Hell, Jerzy Skolimowski


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.