The Doors guitarist Robby Krieger was recently interviewed by The Guardian. During their conversation, he expressed his thoughts and feelings about a biographical movie based on the story of the legendary rock band, The Doors and its frontman Jim Morrison. Krieger highlighted that one of the scenes in the film isn’t true.
‘The Doors’ is a biographical musical film directed by Oliver Stone and released on March 1, 1991. The movie starring Val Kilmer, Meg Ryan, and Kevin Dillon reflects Jim Morrison’s life and The Doors’ breakthrough over the years. ‘The Doors’ received backlash from the band’s fans who claimed that Morrison’s portrayal in the movie wasn’t realistic even though most appreciated Kilmer’s acting performance.
During his recent interview, the Doors icon Robby Krieger talked about Stone’s controversial movie and revealed whether it was based on true facts. Since Krieger is the fans’ most reliable source as the person who was with Morrison until his tragic death, his views were highly important. The guitarist stated that the scene in which Jim Morrison pushes a fan in a closet to set it on fire is fake and defined it as one of the worst portrayals.
Furthermore, Robby Krieger wrote and released his own biographical book entitled ‘Set the Night on Fire: Living, Dying, and Playing Guitar With the Doors’ on October 12, 2021, to uncover the truths about the band and his bandmate Jim Morrison. The book achieved critical acclaim, and it was defined as an important work for their fans and a significant contribution to American pop culture history.
Krieger shared his ideas, saying:
“The scene in the film where Jim supposedly pushes a fan into a closet and sets it on fire is the worst. That is ridiculously untrue.“