The Doors

The Doors

           The Doors – When You’re Strange
               Genre: Documentary, Music Film
               Band, Jim Morrison, The Doors, Ray Manzarek, Rock
  How it is with icons: They never die. To the grave of Jim Morrison, lead singer of the legendary rock band “The Doors”, the pilgrimage is still tens of thousands. And in the film by Tom DiCillo’s celebrates the singer skandalerprobte a grand rebirth. The documentation from unpublished archival material boasts emotive live performances as well as by their informational content. Feature film director Tom DiCillo (Living in Oblivion) can be alive – in his first six years of work documentary music history from the founding of the epoch-band to the Morrisons death in 1971. It does this by focusing on today’s interview waived and rely solely on old concert and studio recordings, on time conversations and other archive material. Just because the movie dives so deep into the past, he gives his story a surprisingly fresh look. It comes before one as though one had been there. But of course that is only a meaningful dramatic illusion. The story is interpreted in retrospect, it makes the comment from the off (voiced by Johnny Depp), no doubt. The beauty of it: The story is closed enough to add to a story. But open enough to allow each viewer his own rhyme. Chronologically structured, turns out the story of the Doors as a drama, as exciting as an action game. Despite its dense information content of the film makes the Doors and their singer, the mystery that surrounded her all along. Keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger, drummer John Densmore and Morrison were the first front man who struck a dark, morbid, psychedelic rock music of the string. The force of experimental excessive pieces such as The End # () or When the Music’s Over was Riders to their trademark – along with catchy numbers such as Light My Fire or on the Storm. The secret of their success is not limited to the unique sound they created in the departure phase of the mid-1960s. The decisive factor was probably the uncompromising way in which Morrison threw himself into his poems, song lyrics and his life as a rock star – although he was burned more than just the finger. Light My Fire , I light my fire, this slogan came from deep within the soul. Whether the fire also could delete it, it did not seem to care. Maybe we can understand the spirit of the best if you look at the beginnings leads in mind. Then take two more former film students. One of them, Ray Manzarek, makes music as a hobby. The other, Jim Morrison writes, alongside poems, running through the lyrics as well. Says one to another: “I like your lyrics, come on ‘times to the sample.” Scarcely a half years later, the shy boy with the angelic face a pop icon and sex symbol has become one. Simply because he followed his inner voice and the lure of LSD – all external rules or prohibitions deliberately mocking. Not megalomaniac and recognition to be addicted to is hard. It seemed everything possible in this time of liberation, in which pursued a rebellious youth, the old authorities to the devil and instigated a cultural revolution, in which no stone was left upon another. (I #) Jim Morrison unites heaven and hell in itself, it is once in The Doors – When You’re Strange. This is aptly. And through the images is impressively told. How gentle and innocent this young man smiling into the camera and how a few years later in the rush to the stage collapses – which gives its tragic fate of emotional force and the film density. One might almost argue that it is ultimately not a law of nature was that Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison died exactly the same age of 27. Nevertheless, significantly more musicians found their way out of drug addiction, when their were victims. But then lean back and can be of the fire symbolism fascinated with the play of the Film: Before burning is no one is immune. Unless the spark ignites does not arise. (Peter Gutting)
  Title: The Doors – When You’re Strange Original Title: When You’re Strange Country of production: USA Production year: 2009 Length: 86 (Min.) Distribution:

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