Posted on June 01 2018
These are questions that Mr. Stone is too bedazzled by Morrison to ask. No wonder so many film-goers are measuring "The Doors" against their own memories or fantasies of Morrison and the 60's. Mr. Stone creates a movie virtually inaccessible to anyone who doesn't share his assumptions. He distances viewers from his film, throwing them out on their own.Continue reading the main story
That approach, the bullying narrative surface and the hollow interior, is typical of Mr. Stone's work. He turns characters inside out, splashing their psyches across the screen with montages and quick cuts and circling cameras and extreme close-ups that are meant to mirror some internal energy but are often just dizzying. Pouring all that action onto the surface leaves nothing within the characters.