The story of the famous and influential 1960s rock band and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison, from his days as a UCLA film student in Los Angeles, to his untimely death in Paris, France at age 27 in 1971.
The misadventures of Mickey and Mallory: outcasts, lovers, and serial killers. They travel across Route 666 conducting psychadelic mass-slaughters not for money, not for revenge, just for kicks. Glorified by the media, the pair become legendary folk heroes; their story told by the single person they leave alive at the scene of each of their slaughters. Written by
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The color green is used to indicate the sickness in Mickey's mind and shows up prominently several times during the film: the key lime pie at the diner, the green neon at the drugstore, the green room in the prison. See more »
Several times during the Prison riot scenes people's weapons constantly reload 'magically' as no one (save Mickey) is ever seen to be reloading their weapons, nor even seen to be procuring shells or magazines from the bodies of guards, yet they still continue to fire. Again, this comes from reading the film too literally; the riot is not supposed to be taken as a realistic depiction of a riot. See more »
If it wasn't for me, you'd still be slingin' hash in that shithouse and fuckin' your boss.
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The end credits are superimposed over a vast amount of stock footage, ranging from the future of Mickey and Mallory, stock A-Bomb tests, childhood photos of Mickey and Mallory, time-lapse footage, scenes from the movie, and so on. See more »
I just caught this film by chance yesterday as part of a brief retrospective by my local cinema, and as I'd heard a lot of talk about it but never seen it I thought I'd give it a go. (It's worth noting that the film was due to be shown in the cinema a few years ago but the Censorship Board wouldn't allow it as it was banned in Ireland!) Anyway, having seen this film I don't know what all he fuss was about. Apart from a hilarious turn by Tommy Lee Jones, and a great soundtrack, including 3 tracks from the sublime Lenny Cohen, this film is rubbish! All the hoopla over the violence it seems was a vain attempt by the movie machine to get people to watch this film. It reminded me of 2 other films I'd seen recently, Intimacy and Le Pornagraphie, which were so bad, they had to resort to shock "most explicit sex scene!!" tactics to get people into the cinema.
As for the violence in Killers, if you do like watching a lot of gun toting, then get out Takeshi Kitano's 'Brother' (And I know that the violence in Killers was meant to be symbolic!) Or have a look at Baise Moi which is as empty as killers, but mercifully shorter!
Overall, a film is successful if it affects or moves the viewer, and if this film had stopped halfway through, I wouldn't have cared. In fact, I'd just be sorry that I'd missed Lenny playing us out with The Future!
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