The story of the famous and influential 1960s rock band The Doors 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.
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Oliver Stone's homage to 1960s rock group The Doors also doubles as a biography of the group's late singer, the "Electric Poet" Jim Morrison. The movie follows Morrison from his days as a film student in Los Angeles to his death in Paris, France at age 27 in 1971. The movie features a tour-de-force performance by Val Kilmer, who not only looks like Jim Morrison's long-lost twin brother, but also sounds so much like him that he did much of his own singing. It has been written that even the surviving Doors had trouble distinguishing Kilmer's vocals from Morrison's originals.Written by
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When Jim Morrison is being photographed, he stands in place and looks at the camera as a newspapers and magazines fly by, showing The Doors' rise to fame. A sculpture of Alexander the Great appears over Jim. Morrison compared himself to Alexander the Great several times in his life. Oliver Stone later directed Alexander (2004), a biography of Alexander the Great. See more »
As with most biopics, some of the events did not occur exactly as they are portrayed in the film, or may have happened at a different time. Some did not take place at all and are included purely for dramatic purposes. See more »
Look, Patricia. I got this trial that's hanging on me and I can't afford the responsibility.
You're a coward! It's a little boy! The only way you can afford it is emotionally. Those vows are forever in the goddess' sight. Death does not part, only lack of love.
Come on, Patricia. I was stoned. It seemed like a fun thing to do at the time.
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A special edition of the movie was released in 1997 on laserdisc with additional scenes that were cut from the movie:
A scene taking place circa 1965 with Jim Morrison (Kilmer) jamming onstage with Ray's band, adding obscene lyrics to the Van Morrison song "Gloria."
2 additional scenes of a bearded Jim reciting poetry in the recording studio.
Additional footage of Jim singing "The Unknown Soldier" at the New Haven concert.
A scene of Jim getting roughed up and harrassed in jail by police officers after being arrested at the New Haven concert.
Jim in his hotel room with 2 young women and Pam (Meg Ryan) yelling at him from outside.
Additional footage in the scene where Jim is on an airplane en route to Miami.
Additional scene at the end with Jim and Ray (Kyle Machlachlan) walking around Venice and talking before he departs for Paris.
Jim and Pam talking in the airplane en route to Paris.
Very insightful movie and excellent performance by Val
Val Kilmer did a great job portraying Jim Morrison. He brings you into the spiraling life of Jim Morrison and back to the days of sex, drugs, and rock and roll.
Throughout the movie you see what made Jim Morrison tick, and get to hear some great music along the way. The cinematography during his drug induced hallucinations is well done and helps pull you into Morrison;s life. Definitely a movie you can sit and watch more than once and one you can enjoy whatever age you are.
Whether you were a dedicated Mossison fan or have never followed him, this movie is entertaining on it's face. The fact that the movie portrays the real life of a rock and roll legend, makes the movie that much more interesting.
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