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HWY: An American Pastoral (1969)

A young man played by Morrison wanders the desert until eventually driving to Los Angeles.

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A young man played by Morrison wanders the desert until eventually driving to Los Angeles.

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The Hitchhiker: Look, I don't know how to tell you this, but... I killed a guy.
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An interesting experiment by Morrison and his pals that is ultimately worth watching today if you are a Doors/Morrison fan.
17 July 2006 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

I was listening to the 1970 Rolling Stone interview with Jim Morrison and he had mentioned a film he made with some friends a few months beforehand about a hitchhiker who comes out of the desert and travels to LA.

"What's it about?" the interviewer asked.

"It doesn't really have a plot," said Morrison.

Very true. This unfinished project made by Morrison and his friends was really just an experiment in film-making. Morrison originally went to the University of California (I believe) and was a film major, and he continued to express a deep interest in film later on in his musical career.

If you are a Doors fan or a fan of Morrison in general then this will probably appeal to you. It's about fifty minutes long and begins with Morrison (The Hitchhiker) emerging from a small pool of water in some woods and he makes a trek to the highway, where he gets a ride and goes to LA. That's all that happens.

If you have no interest in Morrison you probably won't find this very engaging - but for a fan of The Doors such as myself it's an interesting, rare slice of Morrison's creative work outside of music and poetry.


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