All Is by My Side

Synopsis: A drama based on Jimi Hendrix's life as he left New York City for London, where his career took off.
Director(s): John Ridley
Production: Xlrator Media
  1 win & 9 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
118 min

Most of my friends have burned their cards.

No, if you were done with...

the sort of cheetah and leopard-print...

aspects of it all-

- You mean, done with Curtis?

- Yeah, I mean-Mm-hmm.

I mean, why? Why would I want to-

I think that the act at the moment

is perfectly adequate.

But I think that that's, um... the best

thing that I can really say about it.

You can't get down on a man's hustle.

That's his thing.

I'm not. I've got nothing

against his hustle.


how much hustle...

does it take to get you and your cheetah

jacket booked into an empty club?

Well, that's how it is. Right?

You got Curtis, and it's a gig for me.

So I'm makin' the bread.

We all have our own situations.

Yeah, but if you were done with him-

- Do we?

- You're high.

I'm-I'm asking you...

if you were done with Curtis...

what sort of music would you play?

I don't know.

It's like asking, if I had a spaceship

would I go to Venus or Mars?

No, it's not!

I'm asking you,

if you could play your music...

how would you do it?

If I could do things my way, like-

I didn't know where to find my baby

I-I'd do that, you know.

I'd just do something new.

You know,

do my own thing. You know?


When the sun set

this evenin'

But I can't split Curtis now, so-

I was steppin'

in the same old place

it's his guitar, so I'll just-

I don't even have a guitar. You know?



I wanna go to the village with you.

There's nothing down there.

Can I borrow me a couple of bucks?


I'm not gonna be able to play tonight,

so I need to eat.

You spent my last dollar

buying that goddamn record.

- It's Dylan.

- It is my money.

And you take it and you run around

and do whatever with it?

I'm not borrowing you anything.

Are you listening?

If you want something,

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John Ridley

John Ridley IV (born October 1965) is an American screenwriter, film director, novelist, and showrunner, known for 12 Years a Slave, for which he won an Academy Award in 2013 for Best Adapted Screenplay. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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