Jim Morrison: His Final Hours

Jim Morrison: His Final Hours

2010, Biography  -   35 Comments
Ratings: 8.37/10 from 19 users.

Chernobyl HeartJim Morrison was one of the most famous rock singers in the world. He was also the ultimate sex symbol, but Morrison was at war with his own dark demons. Using archive footage, dramatic reenactment and interviews with his closest companions, this documentary details the last hours of Morrison's life and the gripping events that led to his tragic death in Paris.

Whether or not you are interested in The Doors and their music there is no doubt that lead singer and chief songwriter Jim Morrison was a fascinating guy. And there's no doubt that the official cause of his death - heart failure at the ripe old age of 27 - has been and probably will always continue to be the subject of some debate.

Having your life end in a tepid bath may be not glamorous, but it is riveting stuff compared to the account of the singer's final 24 hours as presented here. If we are to believe this documentary's account, Morrison spent his last few hours on earth strolling through the streets of Paris with a friend, doing some shopping, bringing some firewood up to his apartment, and taking in a Robert Mitchum film with his girlfriend, Pamela Courson.

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5 years ago

Why is Anna Nicole Smith even on this list? She did nothing in her life that positively effected other people

6 years ago

So, his friend never took him to see a doctor, even after all of the issues that day? I find that a bit odd.

Eric Lawson
9 years ago

Good Job !! Good to know the facts !!!I think his girlfriend should have been charged with negligence !!1

10 years ago

I liked it!

Lyrik Engel
10 years ago

wow...never thought anyone would be able to do a boring documentary on Morrison but here I am. This is awful

10 years ago

He was another narcissistic mystic. So many are!

10 years ago

Other than a death wish, lack of self-control, feelings of failure, egotism, self-pity, hatred for his parents and a bad case of urresponsibilty, he was a quite a guy.
He would have been better off if he looked like Danny Devito.

10 years ago

Good film, but---5:00 in: "Far more important than The Doors' music was Morrison's looks." NOT. Not even "back then" unless you were first of all writing for industry stroke magazines. It was even Doors' managers who skipped over Jim's wish to be "James Douglas" Morrison on his books so that (as usual) they could make more money---this didn't just "happen" as film implies. I saw The Doors in April 1970 (40:00 in) in Boston and there, too (as in later New Orleans) Morrison shot 2 cases of beer and then smashed a hole in the stage with the mike-stand. Then he kept faking that he was going to hurl it like a spear into the audience and enjoyed watching everybody scatter....Last, this film misses a more fatal cause of death than his drinking: a simple damaged artery in his thigh which eventually caused a blood clot that in Paris went to his lungs and heart. Peace to your wild soul, Jim!

10 years ago

what is being blocked?the documentary link i supplied or do you have no access to JD doc's in general via the tube?

10 years ago

JD were spectacular live, as ian curtis performed as if his life was depending on it,unlike morrison,whom understood is own aura &
knew how to work the audience.ian was often compared to jim due to their range of deep vocal resonance & their substantial in depth lyrics.
where do live that you tube blocks access to the links?maybe i can help & feed you links?

10 years ago

The Doors are probably my favourite musical act. The darkness of Morrison's lyrics and vocals set against the beauty of the music of the rest of the band were unique when they arrived on the music stage of the sixties. Pop music had never before seen the ugly side of sexuality expressed so overtly. Beautiful people were expected to have beautiful thoughts. Morrison, in spite of his sexual appeal, exuded the worst aspects of sexuality and negativity yet the music itself was quite often light and almost carefree. Optimistic desperation.

Jim Morrison is a great example of how a person can be intelligent but not very smart.

10 years ago

..it ain't over 'till the (dead) fat guy sings !at least he had the class of dying
as the captain of his own tub!

10 years ago

Everything I've ever read and heard about The Doors said that they got their band name from Aldous Huxley's "The Doors of Perception" yet this documentary claims it was from a Blake poem. What?? And that's only one "fact" presented in this documentary that is contrary to what other sources claim. I'm confused.

10 years ago

God awful documentary. What is this, a 24 episode with ADD?

10 years ago

Good lord! I watched this on t.v. awhile back and was appalled at the doofus playing Jim Morrison. What an idiotic performance!

10 years ago

I loved Morrison's poetry, academia can be so snobby sometimes. I loved a lot of his music as well, mostly the poetry set to music. I didn't care for the few honky-tonk style blues peices they did (like L.A. Woman) but i loved stuff like Riders On the Storm, The End, the one about the snake with the history of the world written under his scales is really good but I can't remember the name, and many more. Morrison created vivid, flowing imagery in somber tones and colors which hinted at the darkness behind it all- his own lonely desperation as he slipped into a alcahol fueled madness.

10 years ago

Open Morrison's grave and see who's there....