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Trailers from Hell: Karaszewski on Deep South Maverick Comedy 'Skin Game'

Photo of Trailers From Hell By Trailers From Hell | Thompson on Hollywood August 15, 2012 at 3:32PM

"That Guy Dick Miller!" week continues at Trailers from Hell, today with writer-director Larry Karaszewski introducing "serious-minded" pre-Civil War comedy "Skin Game."
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"Skin Game"
"Skin Game"

"That Guy Dick Miller!" week continues at Trailers from Hell, today with writer-director Larry Karaszewski introducing "serious-minded" pre-Civil War comedy "Skin Game."

Coproducer James Garner channels his winning Maverick persona as a pre-Civil War con man whose partner Louis Gossett Jr. poses as his slave. The two travel around "selling" Gossett to various slaveholders, then spring him and move on to the next mark. It's a comedy, but a fairly serious-minded one. The familiar backlot and supporting cast mark this as a typical Warner Bros. product of the time, rather flatly directed by TV vet Paul Bogart. This trailer is pan-&-scan, but the Warner Home Video disc is available in anamorphic Panavision.

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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.