Jim Morrison: No One Gets Out Alive
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(1981) Inspired by Jerry Hopkins and Danny Sugarman's critically acclaimed biography of the Doors' enigmatic, ill-fated singer Jim Morrison, this 1981 tribute is a must-see for anyone wishing to explore and comprehend the Morrison legend. It's certainly definitive in terms of the personnel involved- surviving Doors members Ray Manzarek, John Densmore, and Robby Krieger are joined by Hopkins, Sugarman, and the late producer Paul Rothchild, offering privileged perspective and insight into Morrison's personality and creative impulse. "Not a showman, but a shaman," says Manzarek of Morrison's controversial image as a brightly burning poet provocateur, while Krieger and Densmore acknowledge the darker side of supporting Morrison's iconoclastic charisma even as his drug-fueled intensity led to death at age 27. With revealing interview and performance clips, including two complete appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show, this is a fascinating look at a truly unique artist whose legacy remains timeless.