Why is it important?
Why is it important to read a book twice or listen to an album more than once or go to an art gallery repeatedly and look at a painting or read a poem often rather than simply read it and forget.
Simply to appreciate it. Art is important like that surely?
How many times have I listened to The Doors God knows.
Why do I do it as I have heard them and remember what they sound like?
If the film was a great documentary that gave the band the due they deserve would we not expect to watch it again.
My point is simply that to really appreciate anything good or bad one must look more than once or listen with more than a cursory ear.
Looking with a superficial eye is fine if that’s all you seek but we come to this forum as fans with more than a superficial eye and ear and listen and look repeatedly at this band we admire and speak often about them and repeat what we say many times over the years in different forms.
Why should this film not be scrutinised in this way.
Of course Densmore and company could not give a rats ass whether we like stuff as long as we give them our money. But I do not really care that much either what he or any of his colleagues think, as I don't come here for them. I enjoy the cut and thrust with the walking wallets rather than the objects of our affections.
Give me the company of a couple of Doors fans in a bar any day to the company of that trio and their hangers on.
And that's why it is important to gain knowledge and express opinion. Being a Doors fan no different from any other walk of life. We are the personification of Morrison's Feast Of Friends surely as we are drawn to this place out of our affection for four musicians who have not played together since 1970.
Allowing the film to just pass into some obscurity without discussing it in the same way we would discuss The Doors first album does a disservice to the art behind The Doors.
Of course the Doors would prefer we just bought the DVD rather than actually express a thought especially one that exposed the flaws in the finished product.
Why should this film not be scrutinised by Doors fans and looked at in minutiae in the same way many other Doors related art is looked at.
The appreciation of the art is what allows us to mingle here and find common ground when we are a disparate group of people.
That appreciation does not always mean that we should look upon it favourably.
Negative appreciation can be as important as positive appreciation.
If not what is the point of places such as this.
Everybody is entitled to their own opinion and are free to voice it however they want, I my self haven’t seen it yet, I promised I would post my review and I’m sure I’ll come up with some negative stuff.
All I’m trying to say is people will always have their own opinions on how Jim should be perceived and even if they make something in Jim’s memory with all the right dates and accuracies of events, timelines ect
I think we do it because we have a passion and most off all we care.
No worries Sacha That's why we are here surely.
Don't feel you have to come up with negative stuff Maybe you will like it.
Some of my best friends did just that.
That's the point of the thread to gather both points of view and argue the toss both ways.
I argue a lot with Doors fans as I enjoy the debate and hopefully plenty more will join in.
Passion for something is indeed a fine virtue.
One of my passions is music. I enjoy it and will talk about it any time.
The Doors are my favourite band so it's something I like talking about debating and arguing about.
Hopefully the thead will grow as more people watch the film. Either just once like Dianne or repeatedly.
It's all good!