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12.05.2009

Nearly everyone knows the face and music of legendary axeman Jimi Hendrix, but the "character" of the iconic six-string slinger is rarely seen.

The new indie project SLIDE takes a fictionalized look at the guitar god's "lost weekend" in the 1960s, and drops him in the middle of a kidnapping caper. The story involves "two gangsters, desperately trying to get away from a mob boss they double-crossed, who inadvertently kidnap Hendrix, then at the height of his career and drug addiction. Along the way, Hendrix ends up teaching one of the gangsters about honesty, and Hendrix learns to clean up his act."

The movie comes from filmmaker/author J.H. Greene (who recently wrote the book "Incarnadine: The True Memoirs of Count Dracula") and since it's a fabrication and won't feature Jimi's tunes or family, no rights need to be cleared. The project is being produced by Carol Lewis and Don Murphy (TRANSFORMERS, SHOOT 'EM UP).

An actual biopic about the influential musician remains held up by the Hendrix estate.

Extra Tidbit: Hendrix's likeness was most recently seen in the videogame Guitar Hero and an episode of "Nightmares and Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King".
Source: THR

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4:10AM on 12/30/2009

RH Greene should check out this guy

Well, whomever he finds to portray Hendrix, he has to be able to get past this guy:
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This is someone who has been doing the Hendrix show for 41 years non-stop, started while a member of Hendrix's official fan club & someone the Hendrix Estate wishes would just go away.

Also, there were actually TWO such kidnappings & be looking out for NYC filmmaker David Kramer. His upcoming Hendrix doc interviews one of the actual Jeffrey thugs involved in the first kidnapping.
Well, whomever he finds to portray Hendrix, he has to be able to get past this guy:
[link] .

This is someone who has been doing the Hendrix show for 41 years non-stop, started while a member of Hendrix's official fan club & someone the Hendrix Estate wishes would just go away.

Also, there were actually TWO such kidnappings & be looking out for NYC filmmaker David Kramer. His upcoming Hendrix doc interviews one of the actual Jeffrey thugs involved in the first kidnapping.
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5:03PM on 12/06/2009

Get the LP Rainbow Bridge

and check out the very weird tale Jimi tells about being in the in-between of life and death, eating a banana cream pie on a park bench, while the recently deceased pull up in taxi cabs, asking for directions. Puts 'The Lovely Bone's to shame!
and check out the very weird tale Jimi tells about being in the in-between of life and death, eating a banana cream pie on a park bench, while the recently deceased pull up in taxi cabs, asking for directions. Puts 'The Lovely Bone's to shame!
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12:54PM on 12/06/2009

Jeez

I love how everyone complains everyday that they want to see something new/original and when they finally get something that's not a remake/re imagining/etc., everyone says it's a bad idea...I'm down for anything NEW
I love how everyone complains everyday that they want to see something new/original and when they finally get something that's not a remake/re imagining/etc., everyone says it's a bad idea...I'm down for anything NEW
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6:46AM on 12/06/2009
This sounds like it could Jo-Blo Hard (3 puns in there). Anyway, the man was supposed to be a complete c%nt. Apparently his body guards had to drag him off kicking the crap out of a groupie when he got bored once. She ended up a complete mess. Probably why his estate are very cautious about letting people dig too deep into his life. I still love his music though. I have pretty much had his discography on loop for the last month.
This sounds like it could Jo-Blo Hard (3 puns in there). Anyway, the man was supposed to be a complete c%nt. Apparently his body guards had to drag him off kicking the crap out of a groupie when he got bored once. She ended up a complete mess. Probably why his estate are very cautious about letting people dig too deep into his life. I still love his music though. I have pretty much had his discography on loop for the last month.
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4:57AM on 12/06/2009

From SLIDE director R. H. Greene re: Truth and Consequences

Folks --

Some of the coverage has used the word "fiction" to describe this project. After digging into the various accounts of Jimi's kidnapping and dramatizing what seemed to me the most likely sequence of events, I can safely say that's a simplification to the point of inaccuracy.

The script is actually inspired by a pervasive story that has circulated for 40 years saying that Jimi Hendrix was kidnapped shortly after his performance at Woodstock and held for three days. I did extensive
Folks --

Some of the coverage has used the word "fiction" to describe this project. After digging into the various accounts of Jimi's kidnapping and dramatizing what seemed to me the most likely sequence of events, I can safely say that's a simplification to the point of inaccuracy.

The script is actually inspired by a pervasive story that has circulated for 40 years saying that Jimi Hendrix was kidnapped shortly after his performance at Woodstock and held for three days. I did extensive research on Jimi, the incident itself and the period, and discovered among other things that Jimi had told two of his closest associates (including his fiancee) it was true, though their accounts of what Jimi said happened varied. The details died with the participants, but there's strong circumstantial evidence something occurred, and the known facts, including the actual murder of a Hendrix associate during the same time period, have all been adhered to in SLIDE.

SLIDE is much more grounded in actual events than either ME AND ORSON WELLES or LAST KING OF SCOTLAND, for example. And the idea that Jimi teaches anybody anything is not in the script, and therefore won’t be in the movie.

Thanks for your interest -- despite the fact that SLIDE necessarily contains a bit of conjecture and speculation, I promise to do my best to make the movie and the depiction of Jimi within it as truthful as humanly possible.

best, R. H. Greene
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1:26PM on 12/07/2009
the director speaking directly to the movie fans???

Greene, you just got my respect. I'll be buying a ticket.
the director speaking directly to the movie fans???

Greene, you just got my respect. I'll be buying a ticket.
10:42PM on 12/05/2009

chris rock does not have the gravitas

i love Rock, but he does not have the mystic stoner deep voice required to play the Hendrix...
i love Rock, but he does not have the mystic stoner deep voice required to play the Hendrix...
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7:28PM on 12/05/2009

Chris Rock

He would be perfect in the lead.
He would be perfect in the lead.
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6:01PM on 12/05/2009
lol wut
lol wut
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1:50PM on 12/05/2009

Wow

This sounds like a terrible idea. He teaches one of the gangsters about honesty? Who is he? Bagger Vance?

While I want to see an official biopic and would love for it to be a road movie, this ain't the one Hendrix, or his fans, deserve.
This sounds like a terrible idea. He teaches one of the gangsters about honesty? Who is he? Bagger Vance?

While I want to see an official biopic and would love for it to be a road movie, this ain't the one Hendrix, or his fans, deserve.
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1:46PM on 12/05/2009

Ehhh

This is a bad idea, I think Hollywood should just wait for a good biopic movie idea to come along.
This is a bad idea, I think Hollywood should just wait for a good biopic movie idea to come along.
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12:38PM on 12/05/2009
I'm a fan of the man...even after watching that homemade porn of his...oh wait, did I say that out loud? DAMNIT!!
I'm a fan of the man...even after watching that homemade porn of his...oh wait, did I say that out loud? DAMNIT!!
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