WHEN YOURE STRANGE
It official: Tom DiCillo’s documentary on the Doors will be released June 9th, 2010. While Oliver Stone’s version of the Doors was more of a caricature, this one will apparently allow its watchers to discover the Real Doors.
The film focuses on the band but also on the chrono-political environment the group found itself and evolved within, from Morrison and Manzarek’s meeting at UCLA and on to sold out concert halls. It focuses so much on the creativity and talent that existed in and in between all the members before the media consumed them and their image reigned supreme. Morrisson becomes the main character of the documentary, in the same way as he became the main character of the group after they were sensationalized. He withholds the group with his inspired lyrics and dynamic stage presence. However, the audience sees that he who can bring the group together can also destroy it— his lifestyle of excess in every form, over time, pushed music and the band from his top priorities until the rest of the members could no longer support him. The documentary, composed nearly completely by original images and photographs, is narrated by Johnny Depp. “I experienced it all through their eyes. As a rock n’ roll documentary; of any kind of documentary for that matter, it simply doesn’t get any better than this,” Depp said of it. “What an honor to have been involved. I am as proud of this as anything I have ever done.”
Connoisseurs will appreciate the quality of the cinematography and photographs, and the rest of us will gain a little bit in our vision of the biggest rock stars of all time, which is as valuable as anything in my book.
EE – AM