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Larger-than-life: Nina Simone film writer-director, others, on beauty, challenge of musician biopics

25 August 2012 5:14 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Even just watching YouTube videos of jazz-soul singer Nina Simone – playing her political hit Four Women in 1969, big heavy-metal hoop earrings dangling, or pounding out civil rights anthem Mississippi Goddam on the piano, in no makeup and a sparkling sleeveless gown, in 1988 – you feel the intensity of her eyes, the way her deep voice slinks up and down, always rooted.

How do you recreate or reinterpret that, the breath of a musician’s life, their art, as a biopic, on film?

“It’s a beautiful genre, if you do it right, and capture the essence of that person,” said Cynthia Mort, »

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