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11.19.2014 | 70 days ago | Posted at 10:28 AM
By David Luhrssen
Although Jim Morrison and Ray Manzarek met in film school, they made their fame in music with The Doors. But an impulse to make movies persisted. The closest they got, Feast of Friends, was never completed and seldom seen in a good print until its recent release on Blu-ray. And yet, Doors fans will recognize some of the footage, which has turned up in previous Doors documentaries.Feast of Friends ...
12.24.2013 | | Posted at 08:15 AM
By David Luhrssen
  The Doors met at UCLA's film school, so no surprise that they worked to craft short films to accompany their songs. At the same time, they were compelled into the awkward setting of teen television. And much later, during their posthumous revival in the '80s, new videos were assembled on the The Doors' behalf for the MTV audience.    ...
10.25.2012 | | Posted at 02:04 PM
By David Luhrssen
  Jim Morrison’s arrests for onstage indecency have sometimes overshadowed the Doors’ prowess as a live band. But as the documentary film Live at the Bowl ’68 shows, the band was no mere spectacle waiting to happen but a sharp musical unit. Each song was a journey to an uncertain destination, a study in tension waiting for release. And it was a group effort with the professorial ...