LOGINJOIN



    

 264
  0
 0
 0
When You're Strange

2010  86 MN


 4.0



When You're Strange on IMDb
 Add to My Movies  Add to Watchlist  Like

Tom DiCillo
  Director




The creative chemistry of four brilliant artists —drummer John Densmore, guitarist Robby Kreiger, keyboardist Ray Manzarek and singer Jim Morrison— made The Doors one of America's most iconic and influential rock bands. Using footage shot between their formation in 1965 and Morrison's death in 1971, it follows the band from the corridors of UCLA's film school, where Manzarek and Morrison met, to the stages of sold-out arenas.

 Release Date

April 9, 2010

 Runtime

1h26m (86 min)


 Top Billed Cast

 Johnny Depp
 Himself - Narrator (voice)
 Jim Ladd
 Himself (voice)
 Jim Morrison
 Himself (archive footage)
 John Densmore
 Himself (archive footage)
 Ray Manzarek
 Himself (archive footage)
 Robby Krieger
 Himself (archive footage)


 Written by

Tom DiCillo Screenplay

 Tagline

A film about The Doors

 Videos




 Cast

Johnny Depp
  Himself - Narrator (voice)
Jim Ladd
  Himself (voice)
Jim Morrison
  Himself (archive footage)
John Densmore
  Himself (archive footage)
Ray Manzarek
  Himself (archive footage)
Robby Krieger
  Himself (archive footage)

 Crew


Tom DiCillo
  Screenplay
Tom DiCillo
  Director
Tom DiCillo
  Producer
Tom DiCillo
  Additional Music
Bill Guttentag
  Executive Producer
Dick Wolf
  Producer
John Densmore
  Music Producer
Robby Krieger
  Music Producer
Ray Manzarek
  Music Producer
Andy Koyama
  Sound Re-Recording Mixer
John Beug
  Producer
Kevin Krasny
  Editor
Jeff Jampol
  Producer
Micky Blythe
  Editor
Jeffrey Kaplan
  Supervising Sound Editor
Jeffrey Kaplan
  Dialogue Editor
Frank Smathers
  Supervising Sound Effects Editor
Bill Meadows
  Sound Recordist
Chris Carpenter
  Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Tim Deluca
  Supervising Producer
Cory Lashever
  Associate Producer


 Quotes

 New Quote

To some, Jim was a poet, a soul trapped between heaven and hell. To others, he was just another rock star who crashed and burned. But this much is true, you can't burn out if you're not on fire.
— Voiceover

   


The Doors were together for 54 months. They've sold over 80 million albums worldwide. They still sell a million album a year. As of this date, none of their songs has been used in a car commercial.
— Voiceover

   


 Reviews


 New Review

Nothing new
By Jack Anderson on February 9, 2020
 4

As an admirer of The Doors, I watch this documentary with a sense of deja-vu and not having learned anything. There is not a single original interview. Nothing. Just stock footage with a voiceover from Johnny Depp, telling the story in the most basic of ways.

Sure, it is interesting, but it is pointless as it doesn't bring anything new to the table. It feels like rewriting an already-existing encyclopedia page. Also, there is no new or original angle. It is just the story from point A to Z with little inside information or interesting anecdotes.

VERDICT
I give it 4 out fo 10. Average.


Wuchak

Great documentary on The Doors.

RELEASED IN 2009 and written & directed by Tom DiCillo, "The Doors: When You're Strange" documents the rise and fall of The Doors from 1966-1971, narrated by Johnny Depp. From beginning to end, archival footage and photos of the band are featured focusing on the members: Ray Manzarek (keyboardist), Robby Krieger (guitarist), John Densmore (percussionist) and, especially (of course), Jim Morrison (singer/lyricist).

I’ve only seen two documentaries on The Doors, the one featured on Oliver Stone’s “The Doors” (1991) DVD, which features modern interviews with the band members & linking people (like Morrison’s witchy former babe, who loathed the movie), and this one. Both documentaries are great, but “The Doors: When You’re Strange” doesn’t focus on modern interviews, although some of the luminaries are asked questions in the archival footage.

The documentary is just transfixing from beginning to end and features 37 songs by the iconic band. Depp is, surprisingly, an excellent narrator and not goofy at all. Even if you’re familiar with the band you’ll probably gain some new tidbits. For instance, the band curiously never had a bass player, although Elvis’ bass player performed on their last album; as such, keyboardist Manzarek made up for it by essentially playing bass on one hand. Manzarek, by the way, passed away in May, 2013, at the age of 74.

THE MOVIE RUNS 1 hour 25 minutes.

GRADE: A



 Pictures

2 pictures
 Run the slideshow


 News




 Comments

 New Topic


 Lists

The movie is not part of any list. Create a new list.

 Recommendations

Portrait of a Young Girl at the End of the 60's in Brussels
  1994
Shot! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock
  2017
Leningrad Cowboys Go America
  1989
80 Blocks from Tiffany's
  1979
Three Days in Havana
  2014
Looking For Fidel
  2004
Violent Virgin
  1969
Yelling To The Sky
  2011
The Man Who Would Be Polka King
  2009
The Eye Above the Well
  1988

Series

All Series
Trending Series
TV Quotes
My Series

Movies

All Movies
Coming Soon
Watch Free Movies
Oscar Best Pictures
Movies Quotes
My Movies
Watchlist

Stars

All Stars
Hottest Stars
Stars Quotes
Born Today

Community

Comments
Reviews
Lists
Members
Shop
Why Join?

Contact tvore   Terms and Conditions   Privacy Policy   Copyright © 2020 tvore