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* FakeFood: According to Oliver Stone, Val Kilmer drinks colored sugar water throughout the film.

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* TheTheTitle: Well, it's '''The''' ''Doors'', just like the band.


* ElvisLives: Uncharacteristically for Stone, he avoids the conspiracy theory that Morrison faked his death.

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* ElvisLives: Averted. Uncharacteristically for Stone, Stone (known for his interest in conspiracy theories), he avoids the conspiracy theory that Morrison faked his death.

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* TheCameo:
** Paul Rothchild, The Doors' record producer, appears as the man in the club who tells the band they're gonna make a million dollars.
** Patricia Kennealy-Morrison appears as the priestess who marries Jim and Patricia.


* ElvisLives: Uncharacteristically for Stone, he avoids the conspiracy theory than Morrison faked his death.

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* ElvisLives: Uncharacteristically for Stone, he avoids the conspiracy theory than that Morrison faked his death.

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* ElvisLives: Uncharacteristically for Stone, he avoids the conspiracy theory than Morrison faked his death.


''The Doors'' is a 1991 American biographical film about TheSixties–[[TheSeventies '70s]] rock band Music/TheDoors, and in particular the life of its lead singer, Jim Morrison. It was directed by Creator/OliverStone, and stars Creator/ValKilmer as Morrison and Creator/MegRyan as Morrison's companion Pamela Courson. The film features Creator/KyleMaclachlan as Ray Manzarek, Creator/FrankWhaley as Robby Krieger, Kevin Dillon as John Densmore, and Creator/KathleenQuinlan as Patricia Kennealy.

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''The Doors'' is a 1991 American biographical film about TheSixties–[[TheSeventies '70s]] rock band Music/TheDoors, and in particular the life of its lead singer, Jim Morrison. It was directed by Creator/OliverStone, and stars Creator/ValKilmer as Morrison and Creator/MegRyan as Morrison's companion Pamela Courson. The film features Creator/KyleMaclachlan Creator/KyleMacLachlan as Ray Manzarek, Creator/FrankWhaley as Robby Krieger, Kevin Dillon as John Densmore, and Creator/KathleenQuinlan as Patricia Kennealy.


''The Doors'' is a 1991 American biographical film about TheSixties–[[TheSeventies '70s]] [[Music/TheDoors rock band of the same name]], and in particular the life of its lead singer, Jim Morrison. It was directed by Creator/OliverStone, and stars Creator/ValKilmer as Morrison and Creator/MegRyan as Morrison's companion Pamela Courson. The film features Creator/KyleMaclachlan as Ray Manzarek, Creator/FrankWhaley as Robby Krieger, Kevin Dillon as John Densmore, and Creator/KathleenQuinlan as Patricia Kennealy.

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''The Doors'' is a 1991 American biographical film about TheSixties–[[TheSeventies '70s]] [[Music/TheDoors rock band of the same name]], Music/TheDoors, and in particular the life of its lead singer, Jim Morrison. It was directed by Creator/OliverStone, and stars Creator/ValKilmer as Morrison and Creator/MegRyan as Morrison's companion Pamela Courson. The film features Creator/KyleMaclachlan as Ray Manzarek, Creator/FrankWhaley as Robby Krieger, Kevin Dillon as John Densmore, and Creator/KathleenQuinlan as Patricia Kennealy.

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''The Doors'' is a 1991 American biographical film about TheSixties–[[TheSeventies '70s]] [[Music/TheDoors rock band of the same name]], and in particular the life of its lead singer, Jim Morrison. It was directed by Creator/OliverStone, and stars Creator/ValKilmer as Morrison and Creator/MegRyan as Morrison's companion Pamela Courson. The film features Creator/KyleMaclachlan as Ray Manzarek, Creator/FrankWhaley as Robby Krieger, Kevin Dillon as John Densmore, and Creator/KathleenQuinlan as Patricia Kennealy.

The film portrays Morrison as the larger-than-life icon of 1960s rock and roll, counterculture, and the drug-using free love hippie lifestyle. But the depiction goes beyond the iconic and into his alcoholism, interest in hallucinogenic drugs, and, particularly, his growing obsession with death.
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!!This film features examples of:
* TheSixties: The film is set right in the middle 1960s rock and roll counterculture and the drug-using free love hippie lifestyle.
* TheAlcoholic: There's hardly a scene of Jim without a bottle in hand.
* CreatorCameo: Oliver Stone appears as an UCLA film professor.
* DinnerAndAShow: We get a good one, complete with infidelity, LSD, celebrities, and a curb-stomped duck.
* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: {{Discussed|Trope}}. During Jim's breakdown toward the end, at least two women claim to be pregnant. In one scene, he talks over the matter with Patricia. She wants to keep the baby and raise it ("It would be a genius."), Jim is against raising it ("It would be a monster."). She says she doesn't like "the other fucking thing, either." Although Jim offers to pay for the abortion and support her through it the idea upsets Patricia, although she's so far been shown as a feminist and a practicing white witch (the very women who might have been persecuted for providing abortifacients in the past). The outcome isn't shown, and Jim flies to Paris shortly after.
* HumanoidAbomination: A [[MagicalNativeAmerican Navajo Indian medicine man]] that is clearly... not quite human stalks Jim Morrison throughout much of his life. It's implied that he's Death.
* MagicalNativeAmerican: The Navajo Indian medicine man that stalks Jim Morrison throughout much of his life seems to be a more literal example than usual, as it's implied that he's actually a personification of Death.
* MakingASpectacleOfYourself: Pamela Courson wears some blue hippie glasses that really stick out.
* SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll: It's a Jim Morrison biopic, so all three of them appear in great detail.
* VisionQuest: Jim Morrison is depicted as having a literal vision quest.
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