The Doors: The Road of Excess is a must-watch documentary for any fan of the iconic rock group, The Doors. This insightful documentary goes beyond the biographical feature film released in 1991, providing an in-depth look at the lives and careers of its four members, Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger, and John Densmore.
This captivating behind-the-scenes look examines the experiences and friendships that formed during their rise to stardom. Through interviews with those who knew Jim Morrison intimately and those involved in making The Doors movie – including director Oliver Stone – we gain a more complete understanding of what made this band so special.
We get a unique insight into what inspired Jim Morrison’s songwriting and performances; from his passion for cinema to his affinity for literature and poetry. We learn about how he developed his stage presence as well as some of the struggles he faced along the way. His friends explain how they were impacted by his death in 1971, touching upon how they’ve maintained their friendship all these years despite his absence.
The Road of Excess provides an intriguing glimpse into the world of The Doors before there was even a movie in theaters or a soundtrack on record. It’s an essential watch for anyone interested in learning more about one of music’s pioneering groups and its enigmatic lead singer.