Sticking with the psychedelic, I watched THE DOORS again, last night. Many critics think it's a crap film, and Val Kilmer's performance is poor. I like it, though. The early scenes, especially, convey an unusually accurate feeling of what it was like to be young, arty, mystically inclined and drugged to Hell in those yeasty days. I liked the Doors, and Morrison, although I wasn't exactly an avid fan. Kilmer's presentation seems pretty decent, to me, on the whole. I find him rather a good actor generally, and think he's unfairly maligned. Maybe it's because he's personally unpopular. Whenever he's mentioned in the press, he's always depicted as a complete knob, with personal hygiene problems and everything. Whatever; as an artist, I think he deserves a lot more respect than he gets.
Oh, BTW, I have been to Jim's grave in Paris. I was there before his bust got stolen. People used to stick joints to his mouth.