[joe-frank-list] After Hours

Jon Held heldj at mail.med.upenn.edu
Sat Jul 23 21:14:35 PDT 2005

In Joe Frank's episode entitled "No Show", he talks about this. He
mentions his storyline was "stolen", Joe Frank didn't find out about it
until after the movie was released, Joe Frank later sued Minion, and

(keep in mind JF talks about it in the LONG version of "No Show", not
the condensed version which was also aired)

I never knew until now that Larry Block was in that movie. In light of
that, I don't really know *what* happened.  "No Show" seemed to be 100%
autobiographical, but who knows.

Incidentally, here's a proven fact:  "ALL JOE FRANK FANS WILL LOVE THE
MOVIE "AFTER HOURS". (or at least appreciate it.)  The movie seems like
it was written and directed by JF himself.   Closest "cinamagraphic"
representation of Joe's work I've ever seen.


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> Alright, I'm probably in the dark, so to speak when it comes to this  
> one...  but the screenwriter on the 1985 Scorsese flick 
> "After Hours"  
> is credited to one Joseph Minion.  Now Minion's original screenplay  
> was entitled "Lies."  Of course segments from "After Hours"   
> undoubtedly come directly from the 1982 Joe Frank Monologue also  
> entitled  "Lies."  However the photo of Joseph Minion shown in a dvd  
> extra is not Joe Frank and no one seems to mention him anywhere in  
> relation to the project.
> I tried to dig up some more info on Minion, he has other credits for  
> writing "Vampire's Kiss," "Motorama," and a few others...
> Seeing as Mr. Block appeared in "After Hours" as the cab driver,   
> could he or anyone shed a little light on this mystery for me?
> Thanks in advance...
> Joel Israel 
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