The film received mixed reviews from critics. Ride the snake … to the lake! He declined the role because he was not happy with the way Morrison was represented in the film. Stone found the Coursons the most difficult to deal with because they wanted Pamela to be portrayed as "an angel". The Doors logo, designed by an Elektra Records assistant, first appeared on their debut album. Morrison later said the inclusion of "higher" in the live version was an accident, that he meant to change the lyric but was so nervous about performing on live television that he simply forgot to change it.
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After filming “The Doors” Val Kilmer had to go to therapy just to get out of character
Controversy arose during filming when a memo linked to Kilmer circulated among cast and crew members listing rules of how the actor was to be treated for the duration of principal photography. Metacritic Reviews. In a perfect casting decision, he is now played by Val Kilmer. The guy I knew was not on that screen.
Oliver Stone's The Doors: a flash in the pan that won't light anyone's fire | Film | The Guardian
Ray Manzarek. Release Date: Alternate Versions. Casting director Risa Bramon felt that Patricia Arquette auditioned very well and should have gotten the part. Krieger, Densmore, and Kennealy are all credited as technical advisors for the film; however, they have all commented that although they may have given advice, Stone often chose to ignore it in favor of his own vision of the story. Jim arrives late to a Miami , Florida concert, becoming increasingly confrontational towards the audience and allegedly exposing himself onstage.
Alternate Versions. March 16, Stone said, "his voice would start to deteriorate after two or three takes. Oliver Stone's homage to s rock group The Doors also doubles as a biography of the group's late singer, the "Electric Poet" Jim Morrison. Robby Krieger.