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When You’re Strange 2009

When You're Strange

Year: 2009

Directors: Tom DiCillo

Genres: Documentary,Music

Countries: USA

Votes: 1

Rating: 7.50

Cast: Narrator (voice): Johnny Depp; Himself (archive footage): John Densmore; Himself (archive footage): Robby Krieger; Himself (archive footage): Ray Manzarek; Himself (archive footage): Jim Morrison; Himself (voice): Jim Ladd; Himself (archive footage) (uncredited): Adolf Hitler; Herself (archive footage) (uncredited): Janis Joplin; Himself (archive footage) (uncredited): John F. Kennedy; Himself (archive footage) (uncredited): Robert F. Kennedy; Himself (archive footage) (uncredited): Martin Luther King; Himself (archive footage) (uncredited): Richard Nixon; Himself (archive footage) (uncredited): Elvis Presley; Himself (archive footage) (uncredited): Ed Sullivan; Himself (archive footage) (uncredited): Andy Warhol

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Storyline: A chronological look at The Doors, focusing on lead singer, Jim Morrison (1943-1971), from the formation of the band in 1965, it’s first gigs, and first album, to Morrison’s death, after years of alcohol and drug use. Along the journey, we see archival footage of rehearsals, performances, and private moments including a Miami concert resulting in Morrison’s arrest and trial for indecency. His love of the spotlight, his desire to be a poet, and his alcohol-fueled mood swings lead to a back and forth between public and private desires, successes, and failures. The band’s music plays throughout. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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