History Creator / LarryCohen

26th Mar '16 7:11:05 PM KevinKlawitter
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* ''Series/{{Columbo}}'' (1973-1977) - episodes "An Exercise in Fatality", "Candidate for Crime", and "Any Old Port in a Storm"
21st Feb '15 3:23:09 AM Morgenthaler
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Larry Cohen (born July 15, 1941) is an American film writer, director, and producer best known for his low-budget works with heavy social commentary. He originally made his way through Hollywood back in [[TheSixties the 1960's]] as a screenwriter and producer. Having gained enough money and a strong enough reputation to start making his own movies, he created his first film, ''{{Film/Bone}}'' (aka ''The Housewife''). Unfortunately, it had a great deal of difficulty getting distribution and finding an audience, so consequently did very poorly in the box office. After being encouraged to write and direct a {{blaxploitation}} film, he created the considerably more successful ''BlackCaesar''. Soon after, he turned to making [[HorrorFilms horror movies]], for which he is probably most famous.

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Larry Cohen (born July 15, 1941) is an American film writer, director, and producer best known for his low-budget works with heavy social commentary. He originally made his way through Hollywood back in [[TheSixties the 1960's]] as a screenwriter and producer. Having gained enough money and a strong enough reputation to start making his own movies, he created his first film, ''{{Film/Bone}}'' (aka ''The Housewife''). Unfortunately, it had a great deal of difficulty getting distribution and finding an audience, so consequently did very poorly in the box office. After being encouraged to write and direct a {{blaxploitation}} film, he created the considerably more successful ''BlackCaesar''.''Film/BlackCaesar''. Soon after, he turned to making [[HorrorFilms horror movies]], for which he is probably most famous.



* ''BlackCaesar'' (1973)

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* ''BlackCaesar'' ''Film/BlackCaesar'' (1973)
12th May '14 3:20:49 AM CL
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* ''Film/{{Captivity}}'' (2007) (Writer)
20th Jul '13 12:35:46 AM erforce
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* ''GodToldMeTo'' (1976)

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* ''GodToldMeTo'' ''Film/GodToldMeTo'' (1976)



* ''TheStuff'' (1985)

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* ''TheStuff'' ''Film/TheStuff'' (1985)



* ''{{Cellular}}'' (2004) (Writer)

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* ''{{Cellular}}'' ''Film/{{Cellular}}'' (2004) (Writer)
28th Apr '13 6:45:54 AM Nithael
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* ''A Return to SalemsLot'' (1987)

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* ''A Return to SalemsLot'' Literature/SalemsLot'' (1987)
13th Apr '13 9:27:37 PM Morgenthaler
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-->''Life has been good to me. I keep making pictures. Every year I make something. As long as I keep working, I have nothing to complain about. And the films I've made have all had some point to them. Otherwise, I wouldn't have felt they were worth doing. You have to have some direction in which you're headed and a destination which you have to arrive at by the end of the film, so that you feel it was a satisfactory trip. [[AuthorTract Some kind of personal statement has to be made]].''

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-->''Life ->''Life has been good to me. I keep making pictures. Every year I make something. As long as I keep working, I have nothing to complain about. And the films I've made have all had some point to them. Otherwise, I wouldn't have felt they were worth doing. You have to have some direction in which you're headed and a destination which you have to arrive at by the end of the film, so that you feel it was a satisfactory trip. [[AuthorTract Some kind of personal statement has to be made]].''
13th Apr '13 9:26:51 PM Morgenthaler
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These days, he has returned to writing screenplays, most of which are made-for-TV movies; he did direct an episode of the short-lived Showtime anthology series ''MastersOfHorror'' ("Pick Me Up").

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These days, he has returned to writing screenplays, most of which are made-for-TV movies; he did direct an episode of the short-lived Showtime anthology series ''MastersOfHorror'' ''Series/MastersOfHorror'' ("Pick Me Up").
31st Aug '12 3:08:34 PM FELH2
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[[caption-width:240:Larry Cohen and his children.]]

-->''Life has been good to me. I keep making pictures. Every year I make something. As long as I keep working, I have nothing to complain about. And the films I've made have all had some point to them. Otherwise, I wouldn't have felt they were worth doing. You have to have some direction in which you're headed and a destination which you have to arrive at by the end of the film, so that you feel it was a satisfactory trip. [[AuthorTract Some kind of personal statement has to be made]].''

Larry Cohen (born July 15, 1941) is an American film writer, director, and producer best known for his low-budget works with heavy social commentary. He originally made his way through Hollywood back in [[TheSixties the 1960's]] as a screenwriter and producer. Having gained enough money and a strong enough reputation to start making his own movies, he created his first film, ''{{Film/Bone}}'' (aka ''The Housewife''). Unfortunately, it had a great deal of difficulty getting distribution and finding an audience, so consequently did very poorly in the box office. After being encouraged to write and direct a {{blaxploitation}} film, he created the considerably more successful ''BlackCaesar''. Soon after, he turned to making [[HorrorFilms horror movies]], for which he is probably most famous.

These days, he has returned to writing screenplays, most of which are made-for-TV movies; he did direct an episode of the short-lived Showtime anthology series ''MastersOfHorror'' ("Pick Me Up").
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[[AC:Notable Works:]]
* ''Film/{{Bone}}'' (1972)
* ''BlackCaesar'' (1973)
** And the sequel: ''Hell Up In Harlem'' (1974)
* ''Film/ItsAlive'' (1974)
** And the sequels: ''It Lives Again'' (1978) and ''It's Alive III: Island of the Alive'' (1987)
* ''GodToldMeTo'' (1976)
* ''The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover'' (1977)
* ''Full Moon High'' (1981)
* ''Film/QTheWingedSerpent'' (1982)
* ''TheStuff'' (1985)
* ''A Return to SalemsLot'' (1987)
* ''Film/ManiacCop'' (1988) (Writer and Producer)
* ''Film/UncleSam'' (1997) (Writer)
* ''Film/PhoneBooth'' (2002) (Writer)
* ''{{Cellular}}'' (2004) (Writer)
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