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DENNIS ANYONE? with Dennis Hensley

Welcome to Dennis Anyone, a podcast about making things up and making things happen. I love to talk to creative types about what they do and how they do it. Hope you enjoy my conversations as much as I do. - Dennis H.

Jul 31, 2015

Dennis heads to Silver Lake to interview Mark Christopher, the writer-director of "54: The Directors Cut" to talk about how this new version came to be, what it was like emotionally to go back and work on the film 17 years after shooting it and how the cast feels about having Mark's original vision finally see the light of day. Mark recalls the casting of then-newcomers Ryan Phillippe, Selma Hayek and Breckin Meyer, his vision of shooting Ryan like the statue of David, what made him interested in the story in the first place and the restored same-sex kiss between Ryan and Breckin. Other topics include: Mark's days in Act Up, his favorite disco songs, how he used to sing entire musicals while tractoring the lawn on his family's farm in Iowa, the advice he got from Paul Schrader, going to Guadalajara with Neve Campbell and how he ended up in Ryan Phillippe's pants.