I began my interest in watching movies at age 17,since then I have watched many good movies (and some incredibly…
The Ultimate Story of Sex, Drugs & Rock 'N' Roll
The story of the famous and influential 1960's rock band and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison.
This may actually be a perfect cinematic representation of the music of The Doors: overlong, repetitious, and centered around and unlikable asshole spouting junior high level poetry.
A standard biopic enlivened by its music and leading performance, Olive Stone's "The Doors" entertains but adds little to the myth of the 1960s rock band and its Dionysian leading man. Following the band as its rises from club-playing outfit to something much bigger, the film travels on requisite plot beats as its spends most of its time focusing on Jim Morrison. Morrison, indeed, makes for an interesting character, but the film misses opportunities get under his skin or to explore more of the characters surrounding him.
Beginning with a childhood moment before leaping into the decade that would create the titular rock band, "The Doors" traces Jim Morrison's journey from fledgling artist to full-fledged rock god. The story follows…
Oliver Stone is still up among my favorite directors. He had a purple patch from the mid-eighties to the mid-nineties when he gave us some terrific films that garnered both critical and commercial success that unfortunately he hasn't seen much of lately. This biopic of The Doors, or more accurately that of its mercurial front-man Jim Morrison divided the critics once again, but for me remains one of his finest celluloid treats.
Platoon, Wall Street, Born On The Fourth Of July, The Doors, JFK. That's a career right there. 31 Oscar Nominations for his own films to go with his screenwriting credits on the likes of Midnight Express and Scarface say it all. This film however was somehow a box…
Oliver Stone's trippy look at the life and times of one of the world's most legendary bands was almost ignored at the cinema back in 1991. Maybe it came out at the wrong time or was just too light-weight for some audiences,who knows. It is however a stunning piece of film-making. I know I'm biased as I'm a huge Doors fan and with Val Kilmer's performance as the "Lizard King" strikingly authentic,I thought this was a worthy biopic of a complex character.
The film may well be called "The Doors",and although the other members brought their own spice to the mix of the band,Jim Morrison was The Doors. His unique blend of bohemian artistry and poetic license brought the counter-culture…
"I am the Lizard King. I can do anything."- Jim Morrison
I was first introduced to The Doors (the band) a few years ago. It wasn't until a few months ago that I really started to listen to them though. Since that time I've been a bit obsessed with them and they're pretty much all I've been listening to. As I'm writing this I'm wearing my Doors shirt and listening to them. I don't really have a favorite band, but currently it's The Doors. I love more than just their music though, I also love reading their history. So naturally I wanted to watch Oliver Stone's biopic about the band.
While the film isn't entirely accurate in its portrayal of…
How a Bloated, Drunk, Greasy Lunatic Captured the Body of Val Kilmer and Has Remained Within Him Until This Very Day
The Doors is biography film of the band by the same name. Now, going into this film, I was very excited since the Doors is my favorite band. The film has an all-star cast from Val Kilmer (Who looks just like Jim Morrison), Kyle MacLachlan (Twin Peaks), and Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs). The movie was directed by Oliver Stone, and you see his style throughout the film. But that doesn't help the fact that the movie is very depressing. The reason being is that about half way through the film they focus on Morrison's problems with the law and how he drifts away from the band. Val Kilmer is fantastic in the film. He gets Jim's personality down perfectly, and…
Ein poetisches stilvolles Meisterwerk
I like the Doors music, and I really like this movie. Mainly because it at least somewhat shows what a cocksucker Morrison was and doesn't put him on any sort of fake pedestal.
I think Morrison was talented, sure, but he wasn't the messiah of music. He was more like the Steve Jobs of music.
Jim morrison, crazy life, good soundtrack.
Val Kilmer's acting carries what would otherwise be unwatchable.
"I am the Lizard King. I can do anything."
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"On some nights he was noisy and lewd, and on others he just practiced—but every once in a while he would get it into his head to go out and dance with the big boys [...] There were some nights when the Doors were the best band in the world."
-Hunter S. Thompson
Finally! A biopic that isn't just blind hero worship or incessant winks at the audience. This is closer to a staged psychedelic counterculture Hard Day's Night than the usual linear biography, focusing on the inner-workings and the chemistry (and what's chemistry without chemicals) that made the band so unstable but so seductive. Kilmer's reputation for killing it is 100% accurate and deserves…
In order to understand and really enjoy this, you kind of need to be high; or at least very drunk. Don't get be wrong, sober, this is probably a very good film, but why would you see this sober???