Some documentaries are very good. Some are short and others are a bit longer. This documentary was long. Three and a half hours.
I saw it on TV, I think last year somewhere, and I thought it was a superb documentary. A lot of archive material, material which never was showed and new music. That’s why we watch documentaries! But not only for the exclusive material, we also want to learn something. And that was a point in which it succeeded. I didn’t know a lot about the Beatles, and the things I knew were about either Paul McCartney or John Lennon. Those are interesting persons, but if you think George Harrison was boring, you’re deadly wrong. This documentary makes you see the Beatles from a different perspective, and learns you a lot about their different stages, such as the stage in which Eastern philosophy is very important.
If you can find it anywhere on DVD, buy it! You won’t regret it, even though you don’t like the Beatles. I could not find a link, but it’s called Living In The Material World.
I intend to give some attention to a music documentary here every week.
And I thought that it might be nice kicking off with a documentary about The Doors I saw some weeks ago. It is called When You’re Strange, and it told the story of the Doors quite good. I didn’t know a lot about the Doors before it, but I decided to fill this missing knowledge by watching the documentary. It is made good, with a lot of archive material, the voice of Johnny Depp telling the story of the Doors. There were some parts in between the archive material I didn’t see the use of, when a man who is riding his car, but that can be my fault…
Unfortunately I couldn’t find a link to a website where the whole movie can be watched, so if you have it…
The documentary is worth watching if you don’t know a lot about the Doors, and I think fans who have not seen it yet might enjoy it as well.