Jim 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, Jim Morrison: Final 24 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 film’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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