PDA

View Full Version : Movie about Jimi's life?



boldaslove
02-20-09, 09:58 AM
will there ever be made a movie about Jimi's life? And who could play the part of Jimi? I wrote a post in my blog at my MySpace about this:
http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=346305808&blogID=46818892 (http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=346305808&blogID=468188928)

I thought about Will Smith, here I was creative with a photo of him

http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm216/jennyparfum/Jimi/i_am_legend_movie_image_will_smith_.jpgw
http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm216/jennyparfum/Jimi/willjimi4.jpg


I think Will looks a lot like Jimi, and he's a great actor. I know he's not a guitarist, but he could act like he is one.

Jenny

jamminjimi
02-20-09, 10:24 AM
wow, considering the photoshop, a very great choice.
there already is a film about Hendrix, but is sucking bigtime, imo.
also, there was this well known dude(can't remember his name, lol. andre2000?)who wanted to make a film and play Hendrix in it. but EH has prevented him from doing so....

MourningStar
02-20-09, 11:48 AM
i've been hearing about this for over 30 years. the 1st actor considered was lawrence fishburne. he's too old now. next was will smith. now he's too old also. both were good choices. a personal choice of mine was billy dee williams :

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v667/XiKano/PHOTO/epvi.jpg

boldaslove
02-20-09, 12:20 PM
i've been hearing about this for over 30 years. the 1st actor considered was lawrence fishburne. he's too old now. next was will smith. now he's too old also. both were good choices. a personal choice of mine was billy dee williams :

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v667/XiKano/PHOTO/epvi.jpg<iframe style="border: 2px inset ; width: 540px; height: 250px;" tabindex="1" id="vB_Editor_001_iframe"></iframe>

I didn't know they talked about Will before, never heard that.

hyper_hippie
02-20-09, 03:30 PM
Jenny, are you going to do your magic transformation of Billy Dee's photo into Jimi like you did for Will Smith?

P-l-e-a-s-e........

boldaslove
02-20-09, 04:08 PM
Something like this?

http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm216/jennyparfum/Jimi/jimi12.jpg

I'm not good at this and I don't have photoshop, I use a real simple program, maybe someone else can make a better one.

Jenny

boldaslove
02-20-09, 04:14 PM
For the people who didn't check my blog, I had another one with Will Smith, but this one is not as good as the first one...

http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm216/jennyparfum/Jimi/willjimi9.jpg

GypsyBoy
02-20-09, 04:20 PM
Will Smith have the same face of Jimi.

hyper_hippie
02-20-09, 05:31 PM
Jenny said:
Something like this?Yes, Billy Dee makes a more handsome Jimi, just what Hollywood wants. And the other one of Will Smith that didn't turn out as good?

That's because he looks more like Prince than Jimi. Lol

ilovejimi
02-20-09, 06:06 PM
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c169/Pie-bear/Sanford-Son.jpg

scoutship
02-20-09, 09:21 PM
i've been hearing about this for over 30 years. the 1st actor considered was lawrence fishburne

Actually I believe the first considered, while not a professional actor, was Phil Lynott. But he's too dead.

boldaslove
02-20-09, 09:27 PM
Yes, Billy Dee makes a more handsome Jimi, just what Hollywood wants. And the other one of Will Smith that didn't turn out as good?

That's because he looks more like Prince than Jimi. Lol

I don't think he looks like Prince though. What I meant is that I didn't make the hairline perfect. It's a matter of taste, but I think Will makes a more handsome Jimi than Billy Dee, but that's just my opinion.

Jenny

MourningStar
02-20-09, 09:45 PM
funny how people 'see' things differently. i only chose Billy Dee because i see him as most resembling Jimi, although w.s. & l. f. are good choices for the role.

will s. and a young lawrence f. have very similar looks. check out lawrence's role in the movie 'apocalypse now' (lawrence must have been around 18 or 19) w/early will s.

(o-t : spike really nailed malcom-x when he cast denzel. that was spooky!)

RobWats67
02-21-09, 08:11 AM
A bio movie about Jimi Hendrix will not happen because Janie refuses to lease the rights to his music if anything that has to do with sex, drugs, and rock & roll. Janie cleaned him up to the point to make him more "Christian" like.

Janie is a so called Christian.

Showtime did a bio movie on Jimi Hendrix without using songs like Purple Haze, Foxey Lady, The Wind Cries Mary, etc.

boldaslove
02-21-09, 10:22 AM
A bio movie about Jimi Hendrix will not happen because Janie refuses to lease the rights to his music if anything that has to do with sex, drugs, and rock & roll.

But what if they would only use the songs of Jimi which are covers from other artists, like the Bob Dylans songs? Does she also the right to say something about that?

Jenny

MourningStar
02-21-09, 10:31 AM
Janie is a so called Christian.OH? Well, ... now all that 'anti-Janie' sentiment makes perfect sense.

cleanuponaisle76
02-21-09, 10:07 PM
fuck Janie Hendrix.

far as finding actors to play Jimi, man, the guy looked so unique, I don't even think it's worth trying. I would just stick to documentaries.

RobWats67
02-22-09, 07:49 AM
But what if they would only use the songs of Jimi which are covers from other artists, like the Bob Dylans songs? Does she also the right to say something about that?

Jenny


They already did that in the Showtime movie.

susep73
02-23-09, 09:03 PM
I've always like O. Stone's "The Doors" preety trippy lighting and cinematography. I've always wished he would do a Hendrix movie, similar timeline w/ Morrison w/ overlapping themes i.e. psychadelic music, native americana, various women and tragedy. It would need to be 3+ hours plus though imo.
The 1 Hendrix movie/biography I saw was super low-budget and cheesey.

boldaslove
04-03-09, 07:01 AM
A bio movie about Jimi Hendrix will not happen because Janie refuses to lease the rights to his music if anything that has to do with sex, drugs, and rock & roll. Janie cleaned him up to the point to make him more "Christian" like.

I was thinking, there is another reason why Janie wouldn't like a movie to be made about Jimi's life. It would show the family relations within the family, and then everyone will find out that she hardly knew Jimi at all. People would see that the closest family of Jimi, who helped him during his hard times as a child, are now left in the cold by Janie.

Jenny

stplsd
04-03-09, 07:20 AM
As long as Janie's running it you can kiss goodbye to any objectivity

BURTCOBAIN
04-03-09, 08:42 AM
fuck Janie Hendrix.

far as finding actors to play Jimi, man, the guy looked so unique, I don't even think it's worth trying. I would just stick to documentaries.

i agree with you totally . .theres no point, and maybe thats why the 'doccy' stuff is a better option . .lets face it, way back in the early 70's when the Warner Brothers film 'JIMI' was released to cinemas . .i think that was and still maybe the best ov the bunch . .the only people i can or could see playing the part ov Jimi was Arthur Lee in his younger days or that guy who turned up last year in that very cheesy and insulting so called porn film . .and yes Phil Lynott was rumoured for years to have been short-listed for the part, however . .in the light ov the fact that Jimi Mitch Noel Chas and numerous other people who are no longer with us . .i would find it hard to swallow any production company actually trying to assemble a cast to any affect . .and for gawd sake don't even mention that flakey pretender L Kravitz . .blah blah woof woof . .(yeah sure Lenny). .i think there is enough filmstock as such to put together the absolute mutha ov all doccys . .and as much as Janie is disliked and derided for her activities, lets face it . .the sheer volume ov releases has been pretty cool . .a much better and comprehensive project would be acheived by simply gathering together all the known footage and doing what Pete Townshend did with the Maximum Rnb 30 Years of the Who video release, that one weighed in at just under 3 hours . .well anyway thats my take on this subject . .time for a cuppa . .xx

purple jim
04-03-09, 02:59 PM
Actually I believe the first considered, while not a professional actor, was Phil Lynott. But he's too dead.

I have an NME press cutting of that rumour. I'll put it on the articles page soon.

RobWats67
04-22-09, 06:07 AM
Andr'e 3000 from Outkast wanted to play Jimi Hendrix in a film but they couldn't get the rights to Jimi's songs because of Janie.

Janie would not and will not let anyone use Jimi's songs for a movie that has anything to do with sex, drugs, rock & roll.

MourningStar
10-08-10, 07:10 PM
Jenny, are you going to do your magic transformation of Billy Dee's photo into Jimi like you did for Will Smith?

P-l-e-a-s-e........Cool, if you're still out there try your magic on Jocko, I don't know, something about the eyes.

Ezy Rider
10-08-10, 09:20 PM
I am afraid for movie bosses a Jimi Hendrix bio pic is not so marketable (for the same 'Christian" reasons). A recent Muddy Waters bio pic did not even has his name in the title, just weird.

E-Dubb
10-08-10, 10:05 PM
yeah...the jimi film that was to feature andre 3000 was supposed to be directed by the hughes bros.(menace to society,american pimp,dead presidents) as they already had a screen play put together for the film and everything...

sadly,janie vetoed any use of jimi's music if there were to be any references to sex or drugs so they couldnt reach a compromise and the idea was canned...

it seems as though janie wants a "disney" version of the jimi hendrix story told/sold to the public...

MourningStar
10-08-10, 11:03 PM
Sex and drugs are well documented as pertains to Hendrix. A great movie can be made without it and still avoid any 'whitewash' labeling.

E-Dubb
10-08-10, 11:46 PM
Sex and drugs are well documented as pertains to Hendrix. A great movie can be made without it and still avoid any 'whitewash' labeling.
thats where i have to respectfully disagree with you...

it would be hard to make a good,accurate biopic about a counterculture icon who was known for using drugs and womazing,without both vices being prevelant in the film...

MourningStar
10-09-10, 01:08 AM
thats where i have to respectfully disagree with you...

it would be hard to make a good,accurate biopic about a counterculture icon who was known for using drugs and womazing,without both vices being prevelant in the film...i'm sorry for you having such a narrow scope of the phenomenon known as Jimi Hendrix. His drug/sex life was nothing to write home about, just the same ol' common, ho-hum, everyday rock-star type stuff. Listen to the music and watch a few concerts. Then tell us what should be 'prevelant'. If your position is unchanged, then, we're done.


peace1

E-Dubb
10-09-10, 01:45 AM
i'm sorry for you having such a narrow scope of the phenomenon known as Jimi Hendrix. His drug/sex life was nothing to write home about, just the same ol' common, ho-hum, everyday rock-star type stuff. Listen to the music and watch a few concerts. Then tell us what should be 'prevelant'. If your position is unchanged, then, we're done.


peace1

bro,what are you getting upset about???

im no noob when it comes to jimi hendrix...im a collector and a long time fan like most of the members here(thats aimed at the "go listen to the music and watch a few shows" comment)...

i admit "prevelant" was the wrong term to use but i dont think you should do a jimi hendrix film and not cover the topic of drugs and sex...

i know his music should be the main focus of the story but to essentially try to pretend drugs and sex werent a part of jimi's life in the 1960's and deny access to his musical catalog because the directors choose to include that part of the truth of jimi's life imo isnt the right way to go about making a biopic...

psychedelics and his many relations with women played a large roll in shaping the guys music and who he was as a man from 1966 on...and its just my opinion that if you're going to do a biopic,do it justice by making it as close to the truth as you can in 2 hours and that includes the good,bad and everything inbetween...

i know alot of young cats that were turned on to the music of ray charles because of his movie and even the same with the doors when that came out while i was in highschool...

personally i think it would be a good thing for a new generation of kids to get turned on to his music...regardless of if there happen to be some drugs and sex in the film...it was a part of the guys life so if your going to tell it,talk about it all...

i admit it could be me being selfish as a fan because we have countless movies of other rock stars or pop culture icons and i want jimi to have his day in the sun as i feel such a project is long overdue...

there is no reason for you to be "done with me."dunno1

rocknroll
10-09-10, 05:13 AM
danny glover ftw

MourningStar
10-09-10, 01:11 PM
bro,what are you getting upset about???odd that you take it that way. Peoples here know nothing upsets me - :D


i admit "prevelant" was the wrong term to use ... ...sure was ...


...but i dont think you should do a jimi hendrix film and not cover the topic of drugs and sex...no sweat, if that's your bag, it's not mine. As I posted earlier, nothing of significance regarding this. Might have been, had he been bangin' Jackie O., Liz Taylor etc. or been a major conduit for trafficing, had ties to major cartels etc.


i know his music should be the main focus of the story but to essentially try to pretend drugs and sex werent a part of jimi's life in the 1960's and deny access to his musical catalog because the directors choose to include that part of the truth of jimi's life imo isnt the right way to go about making a biopic...No 'pretense' need occur and a great bio does not require every second covered. As I posted earlier, this side of Jimi's life is well documented and accessible to anyone interested. I for one would prefer to have footage dedicated to Hendrix's creative genius as opposed to wasting precious and expensive reel time on his night with the Plaster Casters.



psychedelics and his many relations with women played a large roll in shaping the guys music and who he was as a man from 1966 on...In your opinion. IMO, I say minor, in that I give the major credit to his natural, sober and raw genius and talent.



there is no reason for you to be "done with me."dunno1affirmative, now that you've corrected yourself. cheers Bro'



peace1

Pali Gap
10-11-10, 09:36 AM
Not with Janey, as they will need the music. But one day the time might be right. Plus he was a great artist and his story his moving and interesting.

I think a really good character actor, who's come up from the stage, not another pop star or rapper, should be able to capture his character, they dont need to look exactly like the person for you to get it, if they know their acting chops. Basicaly if an actor can play Macbeth, then they can play someone like Jimi, and lots of black actors do Shakespere and classical acting. And they'd go quite deep into his character.

Someone like Henderson, could write a good screen play as his is the only book ive read where he's captured something of the 60's and Jimi's "scene"and friends.

Personaly Id start it from the funeral of Jimi's mother, Jimi and Leon not being able to go etc.. as it explains a lot of the family dynamics, as well as being the main catalyst in his life. And I'd do his childhood in flash backs with just some key scenes so you get the jist, ie Jimi's Dad coming back from the service to get Jimi from the foster home.
A lot Jimi's music is autobiographical..so it could be used to help tell the tale so to speak.

In the 101st Airbourne, I think would be quite nice to use scenes of the wind whistling through his parachute, vast falling into the sky etc melding into some his music and sounds. That would be cool.

purple jim
10-11-10, 11:35 AM
If this ever comes to the silver screen, let's hope it might be of a similar quality to works like "Walk The Line" (Johnny Cash) or "Closer" (Ian Curtis) for exemple.

Hey, Brian May said the other night on "Hard Talk" (BBC World) that Sacha Baron-Cohen is in the running to play Freddie Mercury in the planned Queen biopic.

Pali Gap
10-11-10, 11:50 AM
Exactly I agree-Joachim Phoenix didnt look exactly like Johnny Cash, but he really got it in the eyes-and had captured the character. It was believable.

dino77
10-11-10, 12:13 PM
Cool, if you're still out there try your magic on Jocko, I don't know, something about the eyes.

Looks a bit like Jimi in the army.

kdion11
10-11-10, 01:33 PM
Not with Janey, as they will need the music. But one day the time might be right. Plus he was a great artist and his story his moving and interesting.

I think a really good character actor, who's come up from the stage, not another pop star or rapper, should be able to capture his character, they dont need to look exactly like the person for you to get it, if they know their acting chops. Basicaly if an actor can play Macbeth, then they can play someone like Jimi, and lots of black actors do Shakespere and classical acting. And they'd go quite deep into his character.

Someone like Henderson, could write a good screen play as his is the only book ive read where he's captured something of the 60's and Jimi's "scene"and friends.

Personaly Id start it from the funeral of Jimi's mother, Jimi and Leon not being able to go etc.. as it explains a lot of the family dynamics, as well as being the main catalyst in his life. And I'd do his childhood in flash backs with just some key scenes so you get the jist, ie Jimi's Dad coming back from the service to get Jimi from the foster home.
A lot Jimi's music is autobiographical..so it could be used to help tell the tale so to speak.

In the 101st Airbourne, I think would be quite nice to use scenes of the wind whistling through his parachute, vast falling into the sky etc melding into some his music and sounds. That would be cool.

KD: Hey Pali. I've always thought that the recreation of the Jimi with
The Isley Brothers gig in the baseball stadium in The Bahamas would be
a killer spot in a Jimi bio pic.

Description of this from an Isley Brothers interview, reproduced on
"In The Beginning: The Isley Brothers and Jimi Hendrix".

Great record.

Jivasakti
10-18-10, 01:15 AM
i've been hearing about this for over 30 years. the 1st actor considered was lawrence fishburne. he's too old now. next was will smith. now he's too old also. both were good choices. a personal choice of mine was billy dee williams :

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v667/XiKano/PHOTO/epvi.jpg
Hi
Actually the first person was "Charlie Wilson" from the GaP Band..but in the early 70's there was a cat named "Jack Hammer" he was part of a play "Electric God" in NYC. he looked dead like Jimi and he said he knew Jimi...I am sure he wouldn't qualify today..but it would have been wild.....