Please watch the Intro & Update to this video here: https://youtu.be/scLRWwjTE-k
PLEASE NOTE: This video is a detailed examination of the many major AND minor inaccuracies in the Oliver Stone film 'The Doors.' The intended audience for this video is casual fans of the band The Doors who might not be aware of what is true and what is not in the Stone film. This video is NOT a review of the cinematic merits of the film. And yes, I am aware no biographical film can be 100% accurate. But I do believe the subject of a biographical film should be presented in a fair and balanced way.
Oliver Stone’s film 'The Doors' starring Val Kilmer as Jim Morrison was released in 1991. Like most biographical films, 'The Doors' takes many liberties with the actual facts about Morrison’s life and the band overall. Unfortunately, too many movie viewers accept what they see onscreen as reality and rarely make an attempt to learn more about the subject. So, if you think Jim Morrison was nothing more than a somber, drug-addicted psychopath in leather pants, you might want to watch this video and learn the Truth About Oliver Stone’s The Doors.
“It’s not Jim Morrison, it’s Oliver Stone in leather pants.” -Ray Manzarek
“Oliver made a great impressionistic painting of our career. [A friend] said to me, ‘they’re gonna take six years and cram it into two hours and blow it up to the size of a building. It’s gonna be an impression.’ And it was a beautiful impression.” -John Densmore.
"The problem with that movie was that the script was kind of stupid. It doesn’t really capture how Jim was at all." -Robby Krieger
This comprehensive analysis of the flawed biopic is the product of decades of research and several months of work by a bona fide Doors super fan. Research sources are listed in the video at the bottom of the screen. Please like and share if you enjoy the video!
Corrections & Clarifications: -This is NOT a cinematic critique of the film. This is intended as a comprehensive analysis for those casual fans who might not be aware of what is true and what is not in the movie.
-I agree that some of my comments can be construed as "nit-picky." My main regret since posting this video is that I didn't specify more clearly the things I thought were egregious lies vs. things that are just minor inaccuracies. However, I wanted to be as detailed as possible so people know what is actually true and what isn't.
-I should have mentioned the fact that many people question Patricia Kennealy's credibility and her actual relationship with Jim Morrison. Read more here: https://www.patriciakennealypedia.com/excerpts-patricia-kennealy-your-ballroom-days-are-over-baby/
-I have learned the woman shown in the photo with Jim Morrison at 49:54 is NOT Cheri Siddons. Just someone at his Miami trial who kind of looks like her.
-If you can’t handle the entire video, at least watch the final six minutes starting at 48:27.
-Recommended books, videos and websites are listed at the end: 54:00
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