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The Doors

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Jonathon Dominguez

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The Doors ISU Presentation
Historical Background Part 2
When Jim Morrison`s drinking and drug use got progressively worse over time, it started to lead to many missed shows or the show starting hours later then planed.
Jim Morrison ultimately died on July 3rd, 1971 of heart failure mainly because of his obsessive drinking and drug use.
The band ended after Jim`s death, but didn't break up.
Movie Trailer
Movie Facts
Plot overview
-Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger, John Densmore form the band The Doors in 1965 in Venice Beach, California.
-Jim starts to have a drinking problem and the band releases their first album.
-As future albums are released, Jim`s drinking problem gets worse and he starts to do many different drugs like LSD and magic mushrooms
-Because of Jim's obsessive drinking and drug use, he died in Paris, France on July 3, 1971.
Release date-Mar 1, 1991.
Main stars-Val Kilmer, Meg Ryan.
Box Office-Gross of $34,416,893.
Rotten Tomatoes rating-5.8/10.
Won no major awards.
Jim was Obsessed with Death
Historical Background Part 1
The Doors were a band that was formed in 1965 and were around until 1971. The band was made up of Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger, John Densmore.
The Doors played mainly Rock music but with a twist. They also played some really strange poetic, rock operatic styled songs. Most songs were drug influenced, almost scary sounding at points.
They released six albums: The Doors, Strange Days, Waiting For The Sun, The Soft Parade, Morrison Hotel and L.A. Woman.
In the movie Jim drank and did drugs non stop. Even after getting asked multiple times to stop by his wife, doctors and friends, he didn't. This lead to his death. In real life, even as a child Jim was playing with life and death. He risked his own and his siblings lives, multiple times, by crashing bicycles and small motorized vehicles with him driving and them as passengers. This fascination with death lead to him drinking and doing drugs so much, he ended up dieing. As depicted in the movie.
Jim passed out from drinking so much
In the movie, Jim is high on LSD
Jim Morrison's Hair
Jim Morrison's hair was the same in the movie as it was in real life.
Val Kilmer is the on the left and Jim Morrison is on the right
Robby Krieger's Guitar and Guitar Playing Style
Robby Krieger used a Gibson SG in real life and used a flamenco guitar style (meaning he just played with his fingers and no pick). The Robby Krieger in the movies uses the same style guitar and same guitar picking style.
Robby Krieger in real life
Frank Whaley playing Robby Krieger
Jim Morrison was Not Always Drunk and High in Real Life

In the movie it shows Jim always drunk after a certain point in the film. In real life, Jim was drunk before and after shows but at band practices and when he was around family, he would not touch a substance.
This is Val Kilmer play Jim Morrison high
Jim with Pamila Morrison while he is not drunk or high
John Densmore's Drum Set and Style
John Densmore's drum set and style of drumming in the movie was the same as in real life.
John Desmore playing the drums
Kevin Dillon playing the drums in the movie
Jim Morrison Clothes
The clothing Jim Morrison wore in the movie is the exact same as the outfits Jim wore in real life.
Val Kilmer is on the left and Jim Morrison is on the right.
The Doors Playing on the Ed Sulivan Show
In the movie, they showed The Doors playing on the Ed Sullivan show. The Doors were told to take out a word (higher) in one of their songs (Light My Fire). They didn't. This event also happened in real life.
The Doors playing Ed Sulivan in real life

Where the Band First Met
In the movie it depicted the band meeting in LA. Where in fact Ray and Jim were old friends and saw each other at Venice Beach. That is where Jim came up with the name
The Doors
. Then Ray invites John from his meditation classes. John invites Robby (his friend) and that became the line up known as The Doors. The line up never changed after Jim's death, the band ultimately ended because of his death.
The Members of the band from left to right:
Robby Krieger, Jim Morrison, John Densmore, Ray Manzarek
Jim "Flashing" the Crowd in Miami
In the film it showed it how it truly was perceived. No one truly knew if Jim "Flashed" the audience that evening. Jim got charged with doing "sexual actions in public".... all this was shown in the movie and as interpreted by the film. The justice system screwed Morrison over!
All Photos will be explained
Jim's Death
Jim's death was done so well in the movie, it was like the film crew was really there when he died. They depicted it right down to how he was looking and his final words he said before he died.
John Densmore Answers Jim Morrison Death-Faking Rumors
Jim's death in the film
The House on Venice Beach
It was all true. The Doors did own a house right on the beach. Said by Ray Manzarek "you could walk out the back door on to sand man". This house was shown in the movie as where the band would practice (which is true) and where they would hang out.
The next few slides will be about the Historical Accuracies and Inaccuracies of the movie
The Doors

One of the Band's First Shows
What your going to see is:
Jim finally warming up to the crowd and "letting them in".

What your looking for is:
how many people were at the show and how people were reacting to the music.
Video Clip From the Movie
One moment please..
Jim Shows his Private Parts to the Audience

What your going to see is:
Jim showing the audience something resembling his penis.

What you are looking for is:
Jim not showing anything but his hand through his pants.
Video Clip From the Movie
one moment please..
When the Band Created the Song Light My Fire
What you are going to see is:
The band creating the song Light My Fire in their cottage on the water front.

What you are looking for is:
how Robby came up with some of the lyrics but Jim came up with other lyrics to put in the song. Also look for how the band came together so quickly when making the song.
Video clip from the movie
one moment please..
Significance to..
This Movie clip was significant to film plot and historical accuracy because it shows The Doors when they just started playing and how they were on stage. This also shows that Jim Morrison was not always as charismatic as he's perceived as.
Significance to..
Significance to..
This Movie clip was significant to the film plot and historical accuracy because this was when the band really came together for the first time. Also, it was the first huge hit by The Doors.
Other Interesting and Fun Facts
A very interesting fun fact about the movie is how the character of "Death" follows Jim Morrison's character around in the movie.
Another interesting fact about Jim Morrison is that he was one of the first members of the "27 club". For those of whom who do not know what that club is, well it is were famous entertainers die when they are 27 years of age.
This Movie clip was significant to the film plot and historical accuracy because this was the moment when the government thought if they "took out" (put in jail) Jim Morrison then some of the anti-Vietnam war protests would stop. Jim was heavily involved in anti-Vietnam protests.
The Home Stretch

Score for accuracy - 9/10
- This is a good score because the events depicted in the film were exactly or almost exactly as it happened in real life.

Score for entrainment - 10/10
- I personally love the band itself and think they are very interesting on their own.
Thank you for watching!!
Que the music Mistro....
Well, the clock says it's time to close now
I guess I'd better go now
I'd really like to stay here all night
The cars crawl past all stuffed with eyes
Street lights share their hollow glow
Your brain seems bruised with numb surprise
Still one place to go
Still one place to go

Let me sleep all night in your soul kitchen
Warm my mind near your gentle stove
Turn me out and I'll wander baby
Stumblin' in the neon groves

Well, your fingers weave quick minarets
Speak in secret alphabets
I light another cigarette
Learn to forget, learn to forget
Learn to forget, learn to forget

Let me sleep all night in your soul kitchen
Warm my mind near your gentle stove
Turn me out and I'll wander baby
Stumblin' in the neon groves

Well the clock says it's time to close now
I know I have to go now
I really want to stay here
All night, all night, all night

This is a the song Soul Kitchen by The Doors.
Here they are... THE DOORS
The Doors movie poster
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