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HWY: An American Pastoral (1969)

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

Director:

Paul Ferrara

Star:

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 October 1969 (USA) See more »

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The Hitchhiker See more »

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Budget:

$30,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The car Jim Morrison drives is a 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 which was his personal vehicle that had been given to him as a gift from his record company. It is hard to tell from the video but the car was actually "Mist Blue" in color. See more »

Quotes

The Hitchhiker: Is this T.J. or L.A.? I get mixed up sometime.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are painted on a highway and the camera pans up the screen. There are no closing credits. See more »

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Edited into The Doors: When You're Strange (2009) See more »

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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 MovieAddict2016See 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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