The screenwriter, filmmaker, and college professor broke into Hollywood by selling his first spec script to a major studio. That led to a decade spent working as a script doctor for Fox, DreamWorks, and New Line Cinema. Then he returned to New Orleans to make indy films including “Mutiny” starring Nicky Katt and “Tortured By Joy” narrated by John Lurie, with Narcissy mastermind Jay Holland as the lead. We trace Henry’s career from video store clerk to auteur as he offers an upbeat take on the future of the art form.
Topics include a sudden illness, a silver lining, a crime wave, a convict at large, the mayor on “Face the Nation,” a shared relative, the Prytania Theater, a Jesuit education, old Frenchmen St., a guesthouse, rewrites, redheads, the Klezmer All Stars, Alex McMurray, Chris Lane, Rio Hackford, Theryl DeClouet, Hollygrove, a stills film, “Putney Swope,” movie audio, “The Color of Money,” “The Hustler,” TV vs film, closed captions, teaching at UNO, and much more.
Intro music: "Trucker Takes A Wife" by Styler/Coman
Break Music: "I Wish I Could Sing" from "Bongo Joe" by George Coleman
Outro Music: "Space Is The Place" from "The Space Age Is Here To Stay" by Sun Ra
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