The film chroniclies the band’s rapid rise, comparatively short reign and the self-destruction and early death of their lead singer, it focuses firmly on Jim Morrison (One of popular music’s sexiest-ever frontmen).
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When You're Strange: A Film About the DoorsDirected byTom DiCillo
Docu-fiction sur la carrière de MORRISON avec d'inutiles ajouts scénarisés. La voix détachée du dandy DEPP convient peu à cette histoire de star tuée à 27 ans par l'alcool et la drogue. +++ Johnny DEPP's detached voice is out of tone for this bio of one of the 7 ROCK STARS KILLED BY DRUG & ALCOHOL ABUSE AT THE AGE OF 27: Janis JOPLIN, Jimmy HENDRICKX, Amina WINEHOUSE, Brian JONES, Kurt COBAIN, Alan WILSON
Should have been MUCH better, it took them two years of editing, one infamously negative film festival showing of the original cut, and then they had to bring in Johnny Depp to redo the narration. I only give it 3 stars because the footage is good, but the film isnt.
"Para alguns Jim foi um poeta com a alma presa entre o céu e o inferno. Para outros ele foi só mais um rockstar que decaiu e acabou por se queimar.
Mas uma coisa é certa: nós só nos podemos queimar, se estivermos "a mexer" no fogo."
I thought Johnny Depp's narration was a bit overkill for the type of film being made. Otherwise the original footage and various clips from the 60s added some to the film, but it overall could've have been better. It needed an element to tie it all together.
It´s a great vision over The Doors (and Jim´s definitely) phenomenon. Great and fast edition, you can watch it without feeling those "boring passages". The text and direction is from Tom Dicillo, so there´s a lot of a personal vision, like the Oliver Stone movie adaptation about it. It´s great, entertaining, but nothing new. It just keeps "the flame" alive, and come on baby, light my fire.