Back in ’68 The Doors decided to make a documentary/concert film and ‘commissioned a crew to document their in-progress tour’. The band members would be producers of the project and it was then Jim and Ray Manzarek held a meeting at their old alma mater “UCLA’s Film School” and reached out to some their class-mates to follow the band around and shoot. According to Rolling Stone magazine, Door’s guitarist Robby Krieger says, “The idea was to make a documentary, a cinema verite kind of thing. [Jim and Ray] were all hot on the new kinds of movies that were coming out in the 60’s and according to Krieger, Jim Morrison wanted the project to be a “free form, anything-goes look at the group , onstage and off. “He would say, The film is making itself”.
Well, it didn’t and it was abandoned overbudget and in the wake of Morrison’s arrest in 1969 for indecent exposure at a Miami concert, unfinished. Until now. “It’s a document of a time,” says Doors drummer John Densmore.
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