With the resurgence of development on Universal's Kurt Cobain biopic, I'm back to pondering how many different ways such a film could go. Well, not this particular film, which is likely being confined to certain stipulations by executive producers Courtney Love and her lawyer, Howard Weitzman. But what if someone else, say Oliver Stone or Kurt & Courtney director Nick Broomfield, wanted to go in a more speculative, potentially anti-Courtney direction? Or, given that I'm Not There co-writer Oren Moverman is now set to helm the thing, I'm imagining something more experimental than Universal is really apt to go for. It all reminds me of the controversy of...

The Doors

Now, I'm a lover of Stone's movie, but many fans of the band disagree with its portrayal of Jim Morrison and the rest, as well as it's manipulation of facts and chronology. Actually, moreso than the fans, the surviving members of The Doors and others associated with Morrison still aren't too happy with the 1991 film based on their lives. Many years ago I directly asked Ray Manzarek to quit bitching and make his own damn Doors movie (well, not in those words). The keyboardist's response was that he's more interested in making some other film he'd scripted. The result of that was clearly 2000's Love Her Madly (based on a story by Morrison), which apparently wasn't worth the effort.
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