The Doors script
The Doors (1991)
Synopsis: The Doors is a 1991 American biographical film about the 1960–70s rock band of the same name which emphasizes the life of its lead singer, Jim Morrison. It was directed by Oliver Stone, and stars Val Kilmer as Morrison, Meg Ryan as Pamela Courson (Morrison's companion). The film features Kyle MacLachlan as Ray Manzarek, Frank Whaley as Robby Krieger, Kevin Dillon as John Densmore, and Kathleen Quinlan as Patricia Kennealy.

An overturned TRUCK lying in the road -- dead and wounded

INDIANS everywhere... A cop car, ambulance. A terrible

accident...

The first thing Jim sees...

An old INDIAN FACE staring at him...

The car pulling alongside, Dad rolling his window down...

asking if he can help (SOUNDLESS) A line of wailing INDIAN

WOMEN, CHILDREN

Mom's scared face...

JIM VOICE:

...but it was the first time I tasted

fear. I musta been about four, like

a child is just like a flower, his

head is floating in the breeze.

Grandma trying to hide Jim's face but he looks back...

THE COP WAVING THEM THROUGH

The kid looking back through the rear window, terrified --

his first view of death. The bodies, the sense of doom

overlaying the land -- a child's worst nightmare.

MOM:

It's just a dream, Jimmy, just a

dream

SONG:

(continues)

There's a killer on the road

His brain is squirming like a toad

Take a long holiday

Let your children play

If you give this man a ride

Sweet family will die

There's a killer on the road

The boy's eyes going back to the Indian MAN looking at him...

then to the dying opened body bleeding out its guts on the

asphalt... the dying man's face, twisted, moaning, amazing

eyes at the point of death -- they settle on Jim

MOM:

It's just a dream Jimmy, just a dream

A strange SOUND occurs -- the rattle of an ancient gourd,

"shi-chi-chi, shi-chi-chi". Something flying through the

air. A bull-roarer, a whirling leather thong, announcing the

appearance of a shaman.

INTO JIM -- his eyes staring out the back His receding point

of view -- the Indians, the overturned truck...

JIM VOICE:

...The reaction I get now looking

back is the soul of the ghosts of

those dead Indians -- maybe one or

two of them were just running around

freaking out and just leaped into my

soul -- and they're still there.

(wind, music)

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Randall Jahnson

Randall Jahnson is an American writer, director and producer. His works include Dudes, The Doors, The Mask of Zorro, Sunset Strip, and episodes of the HBO TV series Tales from the Crypt. Jahnson also directed music videos for Stan Ridgway, Henry Rollins, Black Flag, and Minutemen. In the 1987, he launched the independent record label Blue Yonder Sounds in Los Angeles. The label released four albums: Civilization and Its Discotheques by The Fibonaccis, Bigger than Breakfast by Slack, Three Gals, Three Guitars by The Del Rubio Triplets, and Motel Cafe by Michael C. Ford. more…

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