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Perry Henzell is a Actor, Director, Writer and Producer born on 7 march 1936 at Annotto Bay (Jamaique)

Perry Henzell

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Birth 7 march 1936 at Annotto Bay (Jamaique)
Death 30 november 2006 (at 70 years)

Perry Henzell (7 March 1936 in Annotto Bay, St. Mary's, Jamaica – 30 November 2006 in Treasure Beach, St. Elizabeth's, Jamaica) was most famous for being the director of the first Jamaican feature film, The Harder They Come (1972) co-written by Trevor D. Rhone, starring Jimmy Cliff.

Biography

Perry Henzell est né le à Port Maria en Jamaïque. Il suit des études cinématographiques au Canada puis rentre en Jamaïque dans les années 1950 où il tournera plusieurs documentaires et des spots publicitaires.

Dans l'idée de créer un film retraçant la vie d'Ivanhoe Martin, mieux connu sous le nom de Rhygin, rude boy (caïd) très populaire de Trenchtown, le principal ghetto de Kingston, il demande au chanteur Jimmy Cliff d'écrire une bande-son reggae appropriée. Ne trouvant pas d'acteur, il décide de recruter Jimmy Cliff pour le rôle de Rhygin.

Ce film sort en 1972, dont la bande-son est composée de chansons de Jimmy Cliff, Desmond Dekker, Toots and the Maytals etc., peut être considéré comme le seul grand classique jamaïcain.

Perry Henzell est mort des suites d'un cancer la veille de la projection de No Place like home au Flashpoint Film Festival, un film tourné dans les années 1970, qu'il n'avait jamais pu finir à cause de problèmes financiers.

Usually with

Franco Nero
Franco Nero
(1 films)
Jeff Scheftel
Jeff Scheftel
(1 films)
Carl Bradshaw
Carl Bradshaw
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Perry Henzell (2 films)

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Actor

Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream, 1h28
Origin Canada
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry
Actors John Waters, Alejandro Jodorowsky, David Lynch, George A. Romero, Robert Shaye, Perry Henzell
Roles Himself
Rating72% 3.6343453.6343453.6343453.6343453.634345
Midnight Movies est un documentaire qui explore le parcours méconnu de six grands films cultes des années 70 : La Nuit des morts vivants, Pink Flamingos, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Eraserhead, El Topo, The Harder They Come. Ces six films à petit budget, montrés aux séances de minuit, ont influencé la manière de faire et voir les films, ils ont réinventé le médium en dépassant les frontières du mauvais goût et des tabous sociaux. Avec les interviews originales des réalisateurs John Waters, David Lynch, George A. Romero et Alejandro Jodorowsky.

Director

The Harder They Come, 2h
Directed by Perry Henzell
Origin Jamaique
Genres Drama, Action, Musical, Crime
Themes Seafaring films, Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Musical films
Actors Carl Bradshaw, Franco Nero
Rating68% 3.4473.4473.4473.4473.447
Ivanhoe "Ivan" Martin is a poor Jamaican man in search of a job. He leaves his rural home, after his grandmother dies, to live with his impoverished mother in Kingston. He meets Jose, who takes him to see a Spaghetti Western. Excited by urban life, he tries to get work but fails. He finally gets a job after taking a broken bicycle frame and rebuilding it into a working bicycle, and uses it to run errands for a record producer. When the frame's original owner insists that it is still "his" bicycle, the two fight, and Ivan slashes him with a knife for which crime he is sentenced to a whipping.

Scriptwriter

The Harder They Come, 2h
Directed by Perry Henzell
Origin Jamaique
Genres Drama, Action, Musical, Crime
Themes Seafaring films, Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Musical films
Actors Carl Bradshaw, Franco Nero
Roles Writer
Rating68% 3.4473.4473.4473.4473.447
Ivanhoe "Ivan" Martin is a poor Jamaican man in search of a job. He leaves his rural home, after his grandmother dies, to live with his impoverished mother in Kingston. He meets Jose, who takes him to see a Spaghetti Western. Excited by urban life, he tries to get work but fails. He finally gets a job after taking a broken bicycle frame and rebuilding it into a working bicycle, and uses it to run errands for a record producer. When the frame's original owner insists that it is still "his" bicycle, the two fight, and Ivan slashes him with a knife for which crime he is sentenced to a whipping.

Producer

The Harder They Come, 2h
Directed by Perry Henzell
Origin Jamaique
Genres Drama, Action, Musical, Crime
Themes Seafaring films, Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Musical films
Actors Carl Bradshaw, Franco Nero
Roles Producer
Rating68% 3.4473.4473.4473.4473.447
Ivanhoe "Ivan" Martin is a poor Jamaican man in search of a job. He leaves his rural home, after his grandmother dies, to live with his impoverished mother in Kingston. He meets Jose, who takes him to see a Spaghetti Western. Excited by urban life, he tries to get work but fails. He finally gets a job after taking a broken bicycle frame and rebuilding it into a working bicycle, and uses it to run errands for a record producer. When the frame's original owner insists that it is still "his" bicycle, the two fight, and Ivan slashes him with a knife for which crime he is sentenced to a whipping.