#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 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.
Plot: The story of the famous and influential 1960s rock band and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison.
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Not enough credit is actually given to this great piece of filmmaking.
Oliver Stone at his finest, some acting performances of the highest degree. Kilmer is supberb as Jim Morrison. Arguably Meg Ryan’s best performance. Great cameo’s in the movie too.Including Billy Idol. Kyle MacLachlan is great too as Ray Manzarek , Michael Madsen also appears.
I loved the show.
“IS EVERYBODY IN..”
I KNOW I’m giving way too many stars for this, but I don’t care; The Doors were one of my very first favourite groups. I fondly recall, when I was 11, and Elektra Records released ‘The Doors’ Greatest Hits’, and the album-length version of ‘Light My Fire’ was played all the time on the radio, and I was mesmerized by the instrumental middle of the song, got the album from my parents for Christmas, and started a lifelong love affair with the band. Yes, Jim Morrison is highly overrated. Yes, the movie is an extremely self-indulgent mess and it can be quite incoherent and incohesive. But the Sixties, the L.A. rock scene back then, and especially Morrison’s life, were just like that, so it is oh so fitting!
I adore the fact that it was Oliver Stone’s labour of love (one of thankfully many) and that the surviving members of the band basically had full input. I would take this and ‘Talk Radio’ (my personal favourite Stone’s throw) over a hundred of Stone’s politically over-the-top movies any day!
When I was 17, I took my life savings and visited, on my own, nine European countries, including France and its capital, Paris. Did I go for the Eiffel Tower, wild romance on Richard Linklater-esque trains, or its outstanding magic and sidewalk cafes? No–train-wise I had to put up with a stupid labour strike, such that an overnight sleeper car from Berne, Switzerland to Paris had to be switched, in the middle of the night, FOUR times, just so they could prove a point. And it was just to see Morrison’s grave. I met 20 fantastic people who had made the pilgrimage from all over the world, and it was my first time having red wine and smoking pot. The graffiti and the sculpture of him, in the Pere Lachaise cemetery, were fascinating, as was his life. Would I go through that again? Of course I would.
It’s Val Kilmer’s best work by a mile. The film just oozes charisma and breathes life–just as the band’s work must have done back in the day. Worth a purchase and re-watches (I watch it each year on Jim’s birthday and accidentally bought it twice), for any fan of 60’s music or its culture. A bonafide classic when Stone was actually really something.
The Lizard King
We all know how legendary The Doors were and still are, and sooner or later someone was going to make a film about them. Might as well be Oliver Stone. Given the subject matter, Stone was able to go off the deep end with his imagery here to the point of making one have an epileptic seizure OR think they just dropped some acid. Either way, it’s great to watch in my book.
The film is flawed in that it’s not titled correctly. It’s not about The Doors, it’s about Jim Morrison and basically just the wild and crazy side of him. That’s ok I guess, Morrison was The Doors. Many have criticized Stone for not depicting Jim in the proper light, but given how many people knew him it had to be an almost impossible task to please everyone as everyone knew him differently. I think we all can attest to this through the friendships we have with our friends. Some know us as one way, and some know us as another. I respect Stone for trying and feel sorry for him about the flak people have given him as I know he is a very talented director. I think his intentions were spawned out of true admiration and that he made this film for himself and to pay tribute, and not to win any awards. More of this can be found on the Special Edition DVD from Stone himself.
Even if one does not enjoy the trippy qualities of the film such as I do, or any part for that matter, one could not avoid admitting how well Val Kilmer portrays Morrison. It’s simply amazing and is one of the best performances that I can bring to mind, and is the best example of how to literally become someone else, bar none. He doesn’t act like he’s Jim Morrison, he becomes Jim Morrison. He is Jim Morrison. This is no doubt helped by the uncanny facial similarities the two have. Not only that, most of the singing that’s in the film was done by Kilmer himself and even a few of the original band members admitted that they honestly could not tell the difference between their two voices. Even if you hate Val Kilmer, this performance jumps in your face and screams for respect while trying to strangle you.
As mentioned earlier, some do not like the film for several reasons. One is that it makes Jim look like a monster and that it only glorifies his wild and uninhibited behavior. Two is that it’s basically just one big acid trip into bits of history about the band. For one, Oliver Stone said it best….when you have to condense a person’s life, a legend at that, into two measly hours you must take the highlights. Everyone lives longer than two hours, even Jim. We all know Jim was crazy, and with so many of the insane stories Stone heard while trying to piece together the script for this, a lot of what he heard was simply what you see. The wild and crazy side. As a result, what we’re left with is not an accurate depiction of The Doors or of Jim Morrison. It is entertaining, yes, but it is not accurate. I think it could have been done perfectly, but it would have been excruciatingly difficult…and still not everyone would like it. And as far as the trippiness of the film, well that’s Oliver Stone for you. We saw the same thing in Natural Born Killers a few years later. I personally like the style of it and felt that it was in place here but that’s just my opinion. The ’60’s, drugs, and rock and roll equals trippy.
Overall a decent attempt at one of the most difficult subjects to cover, legends. And even though it’s not entirely accurate and even though Morrison is one of my idols and he deserved a little better, I do enjoy the film greatly. The film should have been named Pandora’s Box.
When Oliver Stone goes to hell Jim Morrison is gonna be waiting for him ready to kick his head in.
I cannot put into words just how appalling this film is from the point of view of a lifelong Jim Morrison/Doors fan.
Firstly, after seeing the movie in full (I walked out of the cinema the first time I went to see it), I amazed as to how Ray M and John D had gotten involved in the movie when they themselves could see how fictional it was. But then again, Ray and John were always Judas’s to Jim in life so why not in death….even their versions of history have been bent to paint themselves in a less heartless light in my opinion.
Val Kilmer…what can I say. The man is wooden at the best of times and he was diabolical as Jim. If you have to make a movie then Jason Patric would have made a FANTASTIC Jim.
Oliver Stone, known for portraying history in Stoneworld Vision, came at this subject from a sensational and almost entirely incorrect angle. As someone who knows a hell of a lot about the history of The Doors I can categorically say that 80% of this film was fiction, 15% was a grossly distorted version of true events and the other 5% was to some extent true. I also hate the way Stone makes composites of characters.
I think this could be justified by some people if it was actually a good film anyway but it just wasnt. I never felt for a second I was in the 60’s, terrible wigs/false beards, the wardrobe was consistently poor, the script was dire, terrible casting (in particular Kevin Dillon, Meg Ryan, Val Kilmer and what the hell was Billy Idol there for?) and the overall feel of the movie was all wrong.
However, Stone did pull some nice shots off from a cinematography point of view and there were some good choices of location. The score was obviously good (except when Val tried to sing) but that was to be expected surely.
He got the characters wrong, he got history TOTALLY wrong and he tried to ruin the memory of an intelligent man. He was only ever going to film Jim as The Lizard King but he didn’t even get that bit right; Doors fans should know what I mean by that.
I hate this movie passionatly and could tolerate it if I thought it would help gain new fans of the music but I don’t think it does.
If you want the real Jim Morrison/Doors then your best bet is to go read a book like Angels Dance and Angels Die or No-One Here Gets Out Alive (as flawed as that is).
Jim had a sense of humour but I bet it would be sorely tested by this pretentious, self serviant piece of fiction that dares to claim it is a rock documentary. I can only hope that when Stone meets Morrison in the next world Jim isn’t too drunk to knock him out.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 20 min (140 min)
Genre Biography, Drama, Music
Director Oliver Stone
Writer Randall Jahnson, Oliver Stone
Actors Val Kilmer, Meg Ryan, Kyle MacLachlan, Frank Whaley
Country USA, France
Awards 3 nominations.
Production Company Carolco Pictures Inc., Imagine Entertainment, Bill Graham Films, Ixtlan Corporation, Carolco International N.V.
Sound Mix 70 mm 6-Track (analog 70 mm prints), CDS (digital 35 mm and 70 mm prints), Dolby SR (analog 35 mm prints), Dolby Atmos
Aspect Ratio 2.20 : 1 (70 mm prints), 2.39 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision E-Series Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Gold II, Panavision E-Series Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length 3,855 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (2019 remaster), Dolby Vision, Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Eastman 5384), 70 mm (blow-up) (Eastman 5384)