Its been three years since I last compiled a list of my favorite films. I stress these are not the…
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.
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 it's 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…
"Come on, let's get some tacos."
this is some seriously corny stuff, every earnestly ostentatious second of it. insists on Morrison as some transcendent being ultimately failed by history while Kilmer -- totally transformed, maybe or maybe not in on some private joke, incredible either way -- plays him as an insufferable shitbag. mostly i adore this as a Stone shotgun blast and for constant goofy kicks like Morrison popping amyls and getting blown by Nico or, hey, there's Michael Madsen as Tom Baker. what a gloriously stupid movie.
Ridiculous, but no more so than the rest of Oliver Stone's films. The only other person who ever took The Doors this seriously is Ray Manzarek, but he at least has an excuse - Stone is helplessly enthralled by the Morrison mythology, to the extent that he's incapable of delineating any actual truths about the man. But Kilmer's performance is riveting enough to sustain this thing for almost two-and-a-half hours, and the most absurd sequences are also, fortunately, the most viscerally thrilling. Much like the band itself, what you get out will correspond precisely with what you're willing to put in - my advice is to invest a little more than you think you should. You might be pleasantly surprised with the return.
How a Bloated, Drunk, Greasy Lunatic Captured the Body of Val Kilmer and Has Remained Within Him Until This Very Day
Filmas ievaddaļa ir samērā interesanta, bet turpinājums pēc ievaddaļas paliek, stāv uz vietas, jo ainas atkārtojas un atgādina karuseli - pa riņķi divu stundu garumā - tās pašas problēmas, domas, uzdzīve, koncerti (starp citu, ļoti labi, reālistiski parādīti / nofilmēti) utt. Tikai mainās lokācijas vietas, gadi un frizūras.
Nedaudz savāda filma. Domāju, ka šī varēja būt Kilmera mūža loma (atveido "The Doors" līderi - Džimu Morisonu), jo var just, ka viņš tam bija gatavs. Tikai ar nosacījumu, ja režisors filmu būtu parādījis ne tik komisku un savādu vietām. Es nespēju līdz galam nopietni uztvert šo darbu.
Lai vai kā, Kilmers ir spīdošs un tiešām ne tikai vizuāli, bet arī iekšēji kļūst par Morisonu.
Protams, filmā skan "The Doors" mūzika, kas ir forši.
Oliver Stone. Ugh.
Val Kilmer spielt beeindruckend!
i know its not an accurate account, at all, of the story of the band. But Val Kilmer does good work, and it was a great introduction for me as a kid.
Drug use (hallucinogens, alcohol, heroin, cocaine)
If I didn't know better I'd think this was a parody.
Just entertaining if you're into it.
I had never heard or had any interest in The Doors before I saw this movie. This movie really aroused my interest for the group and most of all the mythical singer Jim Morrison. Afterwards when I have seen documentaries with the real Jim Morrison and compared it with Val Kilmers performance, I´m astounded that he didn´t get an Oscar for his role. Amazing performance!
There's a certain integrity to making a Doors movie that has to be seen under the influence to be compelling at all. But druggy rhythms and a captivating impression by Kilmer (Morrison comes across as too one-dimensional to even feel like a character) can't save this movie from the oblivion of tedium.
The one point of interest is that it is SO tedious, SO full of bullshit (INCLUDING MOTHERFUCKING GROSS MYSTIC INDIAN SHIT DEAR OLIVER STONE YOUR LOVE OF MYSTIC INDIAN SHIT IS MOTHERFUCKING GROSS) that you almost get the impression that Stone hates the Doors as much as anything. If I was trying to make a movie about the Doors that depicts Jim Morrison as a stupid, buffoonish, pretentious…
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