Screening Party

Screening Party

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by Dennis Hensley
     
 

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About the AuthorDennis Hensley is a Los Angeles-based journalist whose writing has appeared in Movieline, Premiere, The Advocate, and other publications. He is the author of the novel Misadventures in the (213).

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About the AuthorDennis Hensley is a Los Angeles-based journalist whose writing has appeared in Movieline, Premiere, The Advocate, and other publications. He is the author of the novel Misadventures in the (213).

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Russell T. Davies
Beautifully composed and hysterically funny! I felt I wanted to pack my bags, come to L.A., move in with Dennis and all his friends and watch videos. What I really love about it is the love of friends in it. Friends are very rarely written about and they're the ones who see us through our lives.
creator of the original UK "Queer as Folk"
Publishers Weekly
Hensley held a series of movie screening parties for friends and recorded the group's caustic chatter while watching the films. He relates what's happening on-screen while his pals (voiced by Kathy Griffin, Tony Tripoli, Erin Quill, Mark Salzberg and Robert Abele) create a Mystery Science Theater 3000-like atmosphere with astute put-downs, wry observations and behind-the-scenes anecdotes to delight film buffs. This crowd can even make a fun evening out of sitting through Armageddon, A Night in Heaven and 9 1/2 Weeks (which everyone agrees refers to "how long Kim Basinger is going to have to be on penicillin" after she breaks up with Mickey Rourke). When Julia Roberts enters Pretty Woman in a blonde pageboy wig and sailor hat, someone notes, "She looks like the Captain and Tennille rolled into one unfortunate person." During Flashdance, Griffin wisecracks, "The metaphors in this movie are about as subtle as Bruce Jenner's face work." Hensley saves the best commentaries for the last CD, when the group takes on Al Pacino's Cruising and Mariah Carey's Glitter. The entire cast is splendid. Hensley deftly handles the majority of the narration, but vies with Eve Arden reincarnate Griffin and hilarious mimic Tripoli as top laugh-getter. Simultaneous release with the Alyson trade paperback (Forecasts, Aug. 26). (Sept.) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780970215246
Publisher:
Fluid Words
Publication date:
09/28/2002
Edition description:
Abridged
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.93(d)

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Screening Party 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Abridged doesn't even begin to describe the Audiobook version of the book. Entire chapters are missing, leaving huge chunks missing. Dennis Hensley's book is great, but do yourself a favor and just read it. If it had been an unabridged version of the book, it would have gotten a 5 star rating, as the voice actors were actually pretty good.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mr. Hensley has outdone himself with his second effort. the book is laugh out loud funny, and quite touching in it's depiction of friendship. He is as caustic and charming as Sedaris and Bernhard.