Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Remember when we were in Africa?

I caught a screening of the 2010 documentary "When You're Strange: A Film about the Doors." Narrated by Johnny Depp, it has loads of live footage: on-stage, back-stage, in the studio, interviews and day-in-the-life - very little of which I'd seen before. This is a kinder, gentler documentary - not overtly critical - definitely a fan movie though the narrative delves quite frankly into Jim's drug demons. It covers all the infamous controversial events in the bands' history. I highly recommend the movie for Doors' fans and aspiring rockers, as it chronicles the rise and fall - and the causes of the rise and fall - of the band. RIP Jim Morrison!