Friday, 22 July 2011

When You're Strange - REVIEW

Film of the Day #149/ 300

Whether you buy into the Jim Morrison mythology or not, The Doors have left an iconic legacy in music history that has lasted far beyond their time. When You’re Strange chronicles the rise and demise of The Doors; from earthly beginnings in the Whisky a Go-Go to all the way to The End. This loving assembled tribute explores the strange collection of individuals whose disparate musical influences made the band sound unique. When You’re Strange offers a mesmerizing, behind-the-music glimpse at a crucial and bizarre moment in rock history, and maybe American culture. Although the portrait of social change in Sixties America may be sketchy, the film effectively states the case for Morrison as a charismatic, complex figure who lived fast, died young and left a lasting legacy. Insightful and beautifully filmed, When You’re Strange is hauntingly poetic enlightenment that will devotionally captivate and engage.