Thursday, April 08, 2010

Doors reopened in 'When You're Strange'

Doors reopened in 'When You're Strange'

A new documentary about the band gets it right, surviving members say. It includes previously unseen footage of frontman Jim Morrison.

An eerie specter haunts the opening scenes of the new Doors documentary, "When You're Strange: A Film About the Doors." Underneath a foreboding desert sun, a bearded and bedraggled hitchhiker wanders through the desolate Joshua tree expanse. He gets behind the wheel of a Mustang Cobra and switches on the radio to hear an announcer broadcasting the news of Jim Morrison's death. The scene creates a cognitive dissonance. Is this man a Jim Morrison doppelgänger, or have the filmmakers unearthed unseen archival footage of the deceased Doors lead singer?

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