Synopsis by Hal Erickson
This 1981 documentary of the 1960s group The Doors is less accessible to non-rock fans than the 1991 clipfest Doors, the Soft Parade, but more reliable and coherent than Oliver Stone's self-indulgent 1991 biopic. The surviving members of the group are interviewed about the impact of their music and the influence of leader Jim Morrison. Interspersed throughout are rare glimpses of Doors concerts and TV appearances, including the notorious Ed Sullivan Show gig. Musical highlights include "The End", "Moonlight Drive", and "Touch Me". Doors: A Tribute to Jim Morrison packs an awful lot into its brief 60 minutes; it's an exhausting trip backward, but a fascinating one.