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The Doors
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Val Kilmer Val Kilmer
Jim Morrison
Meg Ryan Meg Ryan
Pamela Courson
Kyle MacLachlan Kyle MacLachlan
Ray Manzarek
Frank Whaley Frank Whaley
Robby Krieger
Kevin Dillon Kevin Dillon
John Densmore
Michael Wincott Michael Wincott
Paul Rothchild
Michael Madsen Michael Madsen
Tom Baker
Josh Evans Josh Evans
Bill Siddons


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Oliver Stone Oliver Stone
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Atmospheric, but incredibly agonizing!

11 years, 8 months ago at Jun 10 12:43
1 vote
"I believe in a long prolonged derangement of the senses to attain the unknown... Although I live in the subconscious, our pale reason hides the infinite from us."

Acclaimed and controversial director Oliver Stone has yet again tackled heavy subject matter and trodden on dangerous ground with this rock biopic. The Doors is a film that takes a look at the band of the same name and th... read more

"A FAR-OUT TRIP WITH THE LIZARD KING, BUT..."

10 years, 5 months ago at Sep 2 4:52
1 vote
by Dane Youssef


"Ray Manzarek turned down Stone's many requests to help in the movie. Manzarek has since said that the movie is a horrible account of the history of the band." --FROM Internet Movie Database trivia

Gee, I wish he had participated.

Oliver Stone's "The Doors" is a film that loves "the lizard king's" stage presence. And the poetic a... read more

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9 years, 5 months ago at Aug 30 22:01
1 vote
loved it - apparently slated as nothing like the true story buy hey I watch it time and time again - OST is spot on.
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The story of the famous and influential 1960s rock band and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison.
Release date: 1 March 1991
UPC: 012236045106
Tags: Drama (24), Biography (24), Music (19), 1991 (14), 1990s (13), Drugs (11), California (8), Desert (8), Alcoholism (8), 1960s (7), Music Industry (6), Jealousy (5), True Story (5), Hotel (5), Singer (5), Rock Concert (5), Jim Morrison (5), Usa (4), Occult (4), Female Nudity (4)
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“On his first lesser outing as director, Oliver Stone's disjointed biographical music film centres on the rise and fall of The Doors, one of the more successful genre-bursting rock bands of the 1960s, but in actuality targets their larger-than-life frontman, Jim Morrison, and therein lies the first of many missteps in the attempt to maximise on such a wealth of material. An opportunity wasted, in my opinion, whereby subtlety falls victim to the pursuit of pretentious self-indulgence and bombastic flair tailored for the MTV generation. Stylistically staid and historically inaccurate, Jim Morrison's early life is barely explored, with Val Kilmer's showy, disconnected performance failing to capture any component of his true personality. Instead of the sensitive poet he probably was, Jim Morris” read more

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" Directed by: Oliver Stone Produced by: Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Bill Graham, Mario Kassar, and A. Kitman Ho Written by: Oliver Stone and Randal Johnson Cinematography: Robert Richardson Edited by: Jim Hutshing and David Brenner Distributed by: TriStar Pictures and Carloco Pictures"


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"Re-watch - Dec. 8th December 8, 2018, would have been Jim's 75th birthday so I figured I would revisit The Doors in his honor. Kilmer really disappears into character as Morrison and comes as close as possible to resurrecting Jim. It's great. The movie does a great job of capturing the energy of The Doors and the fact they were often kind of a circus, not to mention a trainwreck whenever Jim went off the rails. Morrison could be an asshole, but also charming, and that's all present. My proble"


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"Val is Jim and it's incredible."


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"Val Kilmer is so sexy in this, still is to this very day"


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A good movie

“To be honest, even though this movie doesn’t have a really stellar reputation, I always had a weak spot for  the damned thing and it is definitely one of my guilty pleasures. The point is that, when this movie was released, I was just about 12 years old and there was this huge revival around The Doors (in fact, mostly thanks to this flick). Like many other teenagers at the time, my sister and I fell in love with this music and, therefore I thought at the time that this movie was just awesome. Of course, since then I sobered up and I came to realize that this movie was not so amazing. The main issue, in my opinion, is that Oliver Stone never really figured out what he should really do with Jim Morrison. Was he a pitiful drug-addict, a circus act or a misunderstood genius? Still, in spite” read more

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