Thursday, March 6, 2014

View 79 Seconds of Andre Benjamin in the Jimi Hendrix Biopic

Posted by on Thu, Mar 6, 2014 at 2:02 PM

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From this 79-second snippet of All Is By My Side featuring an exchange with Jimi Hendrix and his girlfriend Linda Keith (played by Imogen Poots), we can discern that OutKast rapper André Benjamin has nailed Hendrix's laid-back conversational delivery and disarming smile. (Note the Seeds' "Can't Seem to Make You Mine" in the background.)

Sadly, the Hendrix estate nixed the usage of any of the legendary guitarist's compositions in the film, which is written and directed by John Ridley, but there will be covers Jimi and the Experience did of Muddy Waters, the Beatles, the Troggs, and other artists' songs. All Is By My Side is screening in Austin, Texas at the SXSW festival.

 

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Interesting that they chose to cover everything up until the beginning of his fame and avoid tales of the long decline, vomit suffocation.

I'm hoping it will not be another pathological biopic (I Walk The Line) where all the artistry and creation are props around a saga of addiction and, sometimes, redemption, or more likely, a morality tale ending.
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Oh, I've seen something like this. It was biopic loosely based on Janis Joplin, called "Jackie Jormp-Jomp." It was not well-received.
Posted by Knat on March 8, 2014 at 12:32 AM · Report this

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