NO PLACE LIKE HOME

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I capitalized the subject cuz I wanted to ITALICIZE it but it was not allowed.  No Place Like Home is a movie title.

In 1972 Perry Henzell made the first ever Jamaican movie.  It involved an entire non-actor cast and was at first
met with negativity when he first presented the idea, but he got Jimmy Cliff to play the lead and it included much
top local music and it was as Perry had always dreamed, “A movie about Jamaicans, by Jamaicans
with Jamaicans.”  If you haven’t seen it, you should.  It’s gritty, raw, timeless and a thrill ride.  The film
is called The Harder They Come.

Upon finishing the film — Henzell planned a trilogy — he shot pt. 2 titled No Place Like Home, about an American
film company that comes to Jamaica to shoot a commercial.  And that is the intro to Nigri, a 7 mile strip of beach,

I capitalized the subject cuz I wanted to ITALICIZE it but it was not allowed.  No Place Like Home is a movie title.

In 1972 Perry Henzell made the first ever Jamaican movie.  It involved an entire non-actor cast and was at first
met with negativity when he first presented the idea, but he got Jimmy Cliff to play the lead and it included much
top local music and it was as Perry had always dreamed, “A movie about Jamaicans, by Jamaicans
with Jamaicans.”  If you haven’t seen it, you should.  It’s gritty, raw, timeless and a thrill ride.  The film
is called The Harder They Come.

Upon finishing the film — Henzell planned a trilogy — he shot pt. 2 titled No Place Like Home, about an American
film company that comes to Jamaica to shoot a commercial.  And that is the intro to Nigri, a 7 mile strip of beach,
still pristine, which will become overrun by hotels and BABYLON and tonight in LA 3/18, Friday night, the film
premiered for the first time, outside of  the Nigri showing, before Henzell past away not long ago.

Apparantly, after shooting the film, PH sent the cans of film to NY to a storage facility and basically, they lost
the cans and it wasn’t until 30 years later that the film was recovered.  PH was so devastated, he left film. The
third part of the trilogy was a novel titled, Power Game.  The film was recovered in early 2000’s and PH was able
to edit it before he died.  The film premiered in Nigri in 2006 and now tonigt it showed in LA.

The American actress, who plays the actress who is in the shampoo comercial is PJ SOLES, AKA Riff Randel
from Rock and Roll High School, AKA Norma from Carrie, AKA Billy Murray’s love interest in Stripes
remember the egg beater scene?  She was there at the premier as was the daughter and widow of Henzell
and the biggest film person in Jamaica and many people closely associated with the film, including the guy who
found the film cans and was in on the editorial process.  He’d seen The Harder They Come and knew that the
footage he was watching could’ve only been shot by one person and located Perry.

The host of tonight’s premier was a producer, who was the photographer who was sent by Rolling Stone mag to
cover the first ever in the west Reggae Story.  He spoke of shooting Marley in his studio and also shooting another pop reggae dude called Country Man,
and that Country Man got the cover of the Rolling Stone!

I love LA.  Yesterday, I never knew any of this two days ago. Oh yeah, I’d seen The Harder They Come 25 years
ago and many times since and PJ Soles I’ve loved since high school days and I got to meet her and she gave me
a hug and we spoke for a few minutes and she is still beautitiful.  Sophia Lorean Beautiful!

No Place Like Home is a beautiful movie, PJ Soles in a beautiful woman and a dynamite actress, and the
Egyptian Theater in Hollywood is still a great place to see a movie and the AFC people or who ever they are are
doing a great job.

And I love Cat Stevens.  And Kat Dennings is this generation’s PJ Soles.



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