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Trailers From Hell Opens 'The Doors'

Photo of Trailers From Hell By Trailers From Hell | Thompson on Hollywood July 21, 2014 at 2:57PM

Today on Trailers from Hell, Allan Arkush talks Oliver Stone's 1991 biopic about 1960s prog-rock band The Doors.
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"The Doors"
"The Doors"

Today on Trailers from Hell, Allan Arkush talks Oliver Stone's 1991 biopic about 1960s prog-rock band The Doors. The film spent over 10 years in development, running through several studios and potential leading men before settling on Val Kilmer as the band’s self-aggrandizing/self-destructive lead singer, Jim Morrison. Critical reaction was mixed and the box-office weak, but all of Oliver Stone's films are passion projects and "The Doors" is no different: like Morrison himself, Stone’s movie is never dull or doctrinaire.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.