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The Doors 1991

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...

Release Date:
March 1, 1991
140 min
Oliver Stone ...
Val Kilmer, Kathleen Quinlan, Michael Madsen, Kelly Hu, Meg Ryan, Jack McGee, George Wallace, Jennifer Tilly, Paul Williams, Phil Fondacaro, Jad Mager, Lisa Edelstein, Debi Mazar, Mark Moses, Floyd 'Red Crow' Westerman, Kyle MacLachlan, Laura Esterman, David Allen Brooks, Charles Manson, Andrew Lauer, Costas Mandylor, Will Jordan, John Louis Fischer, Mimi Rogers, Bret Culpepper, Adolf Hitler, Richard Nixon, Gretchen Becker, Arthur Bremer, Robert F. Kennedy, Allan Graf, Frank Girardeau, Frank Whaley, Michael Wincott, Sergio Premoli, Bruce MacVittie, Hawthorne James, Robert LuPone, Kevin Dillon, Oliver Stone, Jennifer Rubin, Crispin Glover, Peter Crombie, Bonnie Bramlett, Charlie Spradling, Dean Rader-Duval, Josh Evans, Martin Luther King, Erik Dellums, Christopher Lawford, Michael Reardon, John Capodice, Rodney A. Grant, Dennis Burkley, Randall Oliver, Troy Martin, William Kunstler, Keith Reddin, Titus Welliver, Tudor Sherrard, Wes Studi, Steve Reevis, Ben Gardiner, Dian Van Patten, Billy Vera, Cirsten Weldon, Sam Whipple, Richard Rifkin, Michele Bronson, Ron Severdia, Cait Brennan, Adrian Scott, Sean Stone, Eagle Eye Cherry, Annie McEnroe, Theresa Bell, Taylor Brooks, Billy Idol, John Densmore, Jerry Sturm, Kendall Deichen, Rion Hunter, Bernard Telsey, Harmonica Fats, John T. Forristal III, Josie Bissett, Fiona, Paul A. Rothchild, Eric Burdon, Nellie Red Owl, Victoria Seeger, Jacqui Bell, Frank Military, Deborah Falconer, Kristina Hare, Christina Fulton, Bernt Kuhlmann, Claire Stansfield, Karina Lombard, Dani Klein, Deborah Lupard, Ashley Stone, Chris Boyle, Bill Graham, Danny Sullivan, Stanley White, Brad von Beltz, Csynbidium, Patricia Kennealy, Davidson Thomson, Leonard Crow Dog, Carmella Runnels, Alan Manson, Robert Marshall, Kelly Leach, Richard Rutowski, Cindi Braun, Kathy Brolly, William Calley, Bob Casper, Don 'Tex' Clark, Efrain Denson, Tim Duquette, Rich Hopkins, Ethel Kennedy, Kim Meredith, Dennis Ott, Lydia Peterkoch, Shannon Ratigan, Jennifer Robertson, Heidi Schooler, Mariana Tosca, John Trujillo, Lisa Joffrey, David Allen Brooks, Eric J. Van Wagoner, Pharoah Barrett, Mark Lawyer, E. Anthony Martinez, Josh Evans, Adrian Scott, Theresa Bell, Gregory Tutt, George Wallace, John Michael Quinn, Taber Cross, Mike Knox ...
Drama, Biography, Music ...

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The Doors directed by Oliver a fair attempt at trying to get inside of Jim Morrison's head. Val Kilmer is magnificent as Jim and really plays him for all it's worth. Actually, I guess you could argue Kilmer became Jim...he's that good.

On the down-low, while Morrison is doing his best, Meg Ryan seems out of place. She seems lost without Tom Hanks or Billy Crystal to play off of and fails as Jim's girlfriend/wife.

The soundtrack is almost exclusively Doors (which is Great if you like 'em) and the movie is most definately Stone. Good film with some flaws.
The Doors: This movie was really well made and all, but I just don't know how much I really like Oliver Stone. It gets credit points for what it was and all, but in the end I just felt icky and depressed. Still good, though, don't get me wrong.

Cocoon: Interesting premise...I guess. In the end, it just kind of felt like Ron Howard was trying to have his own "E.T.," but it didn't play out like that. I mean, how can you love a movie with Steve Gutenberg, I mean seriously?
A pretty good movie, but i can understand keyboardist (best in the history of rock n' roll by the way) Ray Manzarek's decision to NOT participate in this project, despite Oliver Stone's many request and the constant busting of Ray's balls! The film is like JFK and the 'other Stone history films', it lies and many things didn't happen like they do in the movie. But Oliver's direction is great, Val Kilmer IS Jim Morrison and the music ... FANTASTIC! A sixpointer nevertheless.

My wild love went riding
She rode all the day
She went to the Devil
She asked him to pay

My wild love went riding
She rode to the sea
She went to the Devil
All that's left is we...

I am lying
I am afraid.


Both of these films used to be in my Top Ten. There is no filmmaker I know like Oliver Stone who just lays himself on the line with every picture he makes. He is a true artist. Jim Morrison has, since I learned about him to a considerable extent, been a huge inspiration for me, even when I'm not thinking about it. Drug abuse and alcoholism aside, of course... He is everything that I dream this world could be for someone, for everyone. If you don't come in screaming and kicking with a silver spoon to defend yourself, you've got a hand on your head keeping you down. I've got ambitions, I've got aspirations, I've got love. There's a finger on the hand for each of these things, gripping your head and drenching them in confict. You've got your parents holding your hands, if you're lucky they've found a way to live with the hand. You've got no clue of anything. Your kicking and screaming is over, your education begins... but you don't learn anything. You are a pocket full of money for the silver spooners. I've got my love, I've got my ambition, what I lack is the magic formula. I'm concocting it, though. Want to buy some cutlery? How about some energy drinks? Health products? I've got it all, and I make 10%... How about some art?

Come on baby light my fire, try to set the night on fire! Now buy Pepsi!

Photographer: "Come on, step forward. I know you love to look at yourself. We're gonna try something here. Take off your shirt."
More made up history from Oliver Stone. Val Kilmer did a great job but there's just too much wrong with film.
There couldn't have been a more blasphemous or incorrect partial of Jim Morrison. And was this movie about "The Doors" or "Jim Morrison" I don't mean to say that Jim doesn't have a great story that someone should tell (properly) but this movie WAS called "The Doors", there-for it should have focused on the bands experience in a whole, even if it just depicted the bands experience with Morrison himself. A few things which saved this movie where, Val Kilmore actually portraid Jim very well, his actions, talking, moving, everything was pretty spot on, and the musical selection was great, there are some definite classics here, and if you like trippy stuff there are enough trippy sequences to make the average fan pretty happy, besides that, this movie is just plane weird, and makes me lose complete faith in any proper telling of Morrison's story.

Rambling Rose is a smart, nostalgic piece set in a small town southern town in the 30's. Great performances by Laura Dern, Robert Duvall, Diane Ladd, Lukas Haas and John Heard.

The Doors, directed by Oliver Stone, is a stylistic, yet terribly uneven look into the world of Jim Morrison. Val Kilmer does an amazing job as Jim Morrison, but instead of a well-rounded story it often becomes an exercise in self-idolization. I was hoping for a bit more, and that's coming from a Doors fan. Still worth seeing for Val Kilmer's performance.

Regarding Henry stars Harrison Ford as an insenstive, ruthless attorney who accidentally wanders into a burglary ended up shot in the head. Once he emerges from his coma he realizes what a jerk he was and attempts to mend his way. Well he should have been nicer before he got shot.

Sleeping With the Enemy bills itself as a psychological thriller, however you may need to take something to keep you awake. Stars Julia Roberts. I only like a couple of movies she's been in, and this isn't one of them.

L.A. Story is a sophisticated comedy starring Steve Martin as television weatherman enjoying a typical LA yuppie life. Life changes when he is fired and finds out girlfriend Trudi (Marilu Henner) is cheating on him. Enter Sandee (Sarah Jessica Parker) and Sara (Victoria Tennant).
Val Kilmer's brilliant performance as Jim Morrison is really the only reason to sit all the way through this unnecessarily exhausting biopic. Oliver Stone's directorial excesses are, to say the least, irritatingly pretentious.
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