Movie and Soundtrack coming Summer 2010
Directed by Tom DiCillo and Narrated by Johnny Depp Feature Length Documentary Tells The Legendary Quartet's Story
A Previously Unseen View Of The Band At Work And Play, Comprised Entirely Of Archival Footage
Soundtrack: June 28th 2010
Movie: July 2nd 2010
Following a prestigious festival run, When You're Strange - A Film About The Doors will receive a UK cinematic release on July 2nd 2010.
The crowd-pleasing documentary has been featured at the Sundance, Berlin, Deauville and San Sebastian Film Festivals and most recently played to sold-out shows at the Santa Barbara Film Festival.
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Produced by Wolf Films/Strange Pictures, in association with Rhino Entertainment, and released by Abramorama, the 90-minute film is the first feature documentary about The Doors.
"They say if you remember the '60s you weren't there," said producer Dick Wolf. "I can state definitively that one of the things I do remember is buying The Doors first album the day it came out and then listening to it about ten or twelve times in a row. Both sides. Every song. I've been a fan ever since. This movie is the story of the band but it is also an insight into a moment in time that will never be repeated."
When You're Strange uncovers historic and previously unseen footage of the illustrious rock quartet and provides new insight into the revolutionary impact of its music and legacy.
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Directed by award-winning writer/director Tom DiCillo and narrated by Johnny Depp, the film is a riveting account of the band's history.
Said Depp, "Watching the hypnotic, hitherto unreleased footage of Jim, John, Ray and Robby, I felt like I experienced it all through their eyes. As a rock n' roll documentary, or any kind of documentary for that matter, it simply doesn't get any better than this. What an honor to have been involved. I am as proud of this as anything I have ever done."
The Film reveals an intimate perspective on the creative chemistry between drummer John Densmore guitarist Robby Krieger, keyboardist Ray Manzarek and singer Jim Morrison -- four brilliant artists who made The Doors one of America's most iconic and influential rock bands. Using footage shot between the band's 1965 formation and Morrison's 1971 death, When You're Strange follows the band from the corridors of UCLA's film school, where Manzarek and Morrison met, to the stages of sold-out arenas.
Shortly before the film's theatrical release, its soundtrack will be available and features 13-songs chronicling The Doors' six landmark albums with studio versions of classic tracks mixed with legendary live cuts including performances from The Ed Sullivan Show and The Isle Of Wight Festival.
Additional credits for When You're Strange include producers Dick Wolf, John Beug, Jeff Jampol, and Peter Jankowski. The film is written and directed by Tom DiCillo ("Johnny Suede," "Living in Oblivion"). Narrated by Johnny Depp.
Track Listing (all poems read by Johnny Depp):
1. Poem: Cinema
2. Poem: The Spirit Of Music
3. Moonlight Drive - The Doors
4. Poem: The Doors Of Perception
5. Break On Through (To The Other Side) (Live - Isle Of Wight 1970) - The Doors
6. Poem: A Visitation Of Energy
7. Light My Fire (Live - The Ed Sullivan Show 1967) - The Doors
8. To Really Be A Superstar - Jim Morrison (Interview)
9. Five To One - The Doors
10. Poem: Wasting The Dawn
11. When The Music's Over (Live - Danish TV 1968) - The Doors
12. a) The Four Of Us Are Musicians - Jim Morrison (Interview)
b) I'd Like Them To Listen - Ray Manzarek (Interview)
c) Rock & Roll And Jazz - John Densmore (Interview)
d) Our Music Is Symbolic - Robby Krieger (Interview)
13. Hello, I Love You - The Doors
14. Dead Serious - Jim Morrison (Interview)
15. People Are Strange - The Doors
16. Poem: Inside The Dream
17. Soul Kitchen - The Doors
18. Poem: We Have Been Metamorphosized
19. Poem: Touch Scares
20. Touch Me - The Doors
21. Poem: Naked We Come
22. Poem: O Great Creator Of Being
23. The End - The Doors
24. Poem: The Girl Of The Ghetto
25. L.A. Woman - The Doors
26. Poem: Crossroads
27. Roadhouse Blues (Live - New York 1970) - The Doors
28. Poem: Ensenada
29. Riders On The Storm - The Doors
30. Poem: As I Look Back
31. The Crystal Ship - The Doors
32. Poem: Goodbye America
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