The Doors

The Doors (1991)

10 corrected entries

Corrected entry: At the Miami concert a fan gives Jim a hat with a silver skull on the front of it. After the shaman vision the camera pans around Jim's head and there is no skull on the hat. It comes back later in the same scene.

Correction: He has the hat on backwards; you can see the side of the skull a little bit.

Corrected entry: When Jim is arrested and booked after the New Haven gig, look closely at the mug shot. You will see Jim as being around 73 inches, which is roughly 6'1. Val Kilmer (who played Jim) is indeed about 6'1, but in reality bios of Jim Morrison put him only about 5'11.

Correction: When filmmakers choose to change the physical appearance, such as height or weight, of a well known figure like Jim Morrison, it is a standard accepted movie convention. The filmmakers do not claim this film to be a historical documentary, and as such, they are not obligated to be factually accurate. This is called artistic license.

Super Grover

Corrected entry: For the 1969 Miami gig in the movie, The Doors performed as a four-piece. Sources at the actual gig state that (unofficial) bass player Jerry Scheff was on stage with the band. History also tells us that Scheff was on stage with the band from about 1969 until the Doors stopped performing, and played on their last two albums.

Correction: History may tell us differently, but this film is not intended to be a historical documentary. Although the film is based on real events and real people, some events have been deliberately changed or left out for dramatic purposes. This is called artistic license.

Super Grover

Corrected entry: During the infamous March 1, 1969 Miami gig, the movie depicts the band stopping play right as Jim begins his rant. In reality, the band played on during Jim's rant.

Correction: This film is not intended to be a historical documentary. Although the film is based on real events and real people, some events have been changed or left out for dramatic purposes. This is called artistic license.

Super Grover

Corrected entry: In the scene where the Doors are first playing "Light My Fire", Frank Whaley (Robbie) plays a riff from "Wish You Were Here", by Pink Floyd. The song wasn't released until 1975, well after "Light My Fire" became popular.

Correction: It is merely a coincidence.

Corrected entry: In the film during the March 1969 Miami gig, during Jim's stage rant he yells "You're all a bunch of F****g slaves. At the actual Miami gig, he yelled "You're all a bunch of F****g idiots.

Correction: Jim did say, "You're all a bunch of slaves, letting everyone push you around. What are you gonna do about it?" He opened up his rant with "You're all a bunch of f**king idiots," but he did make the slave comment later in the rant.

Corrected entry: Another error in the sequence of events can also be found when Jim is reflecting on his life, and dozens of happenings flash before him. If you look very closely, you will see the famous picture of the little Vietnamese girl running naked after the Napalm bombings. This event happened at least two years after Morrison's death.

Correction: In many parts of the film we see that Jim Morrison has visions of the future, even of his death. So that's maybe why he sees that girl running, being part of the future for Jim's time.

Corrected entry: During the part where Jim Morrison is going through the obscenity trial, all these events go through his mind. One of them is the George Wallace assassination attempt. Jim Morrison died in 1971 and the assassination attempt occurred in 1972.

Correction: In many parts of the film Jim has visions of the future, even of his death, and this one too, being part of the future, according to Jim's time.

Corrected entry: The scene is shot backstage during a concert, where Jim Morrison (played by Val Kilmer) is having a chat with his girlfriend. She says " Listen to them VAL, they're screaming for you".

Correction: Patricia's line is "You're the one they want NOW."

Corrected entry: In 1965 when Jim Morrison and Ray Manzarek meet on the beach Ray wants Jim to sing a song that he has written but Jim is shy. So Ray sings a Bob Dylan song. The song Ray sings is "Subterranean Homesick Blues" but it didn't appear on any Dylan record until 1967.

Correction: In March of 1965, Bob Dylan released the album Bringing It All Back Home. The 1st cut was a song called Subterranean Homesick Blues.

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