Articles tagged oliver stone

When the Music’s Over: Oliver Stone’s Tribute to Excess and the God of Rock

"There are things known. There are things unknown. And in between are the Doors."

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When Everything Changed: Memory, Nostalgia and the Tragic Turning Point

Popular culture creates its own nostalgic image of a time period that is both fact and fiction. When combined with the shaky foundations of our own memories, who can really tell what happened? How will pop culture translate the tragic events of today?

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Ranking the Greats: The 10 Best Films by Oliver Stone

He's chronicled both war and peace, politics and passion. Here's the ten best films in this controversial writer/director's intriguing canon.

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The 100 Essential Directors Part 9: Victor Sjöström to Luchino Visconti

Today we present a glorious spate of international auteurs that range from cinematic innovators from the silent era to those who continue to push the limits of film in their contemporary work.

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Hangin’ with the New Bolivarians in Oliver Stone’s ‘South of the Border’

Oliver Stone has chosen to channel his 'radical' political leanings into his documentaries, and this film would seem to bear that out.

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Masters of the Universe: Oliver Stone’s ‘Wall Street’

In his desire to trump his upper crust "superiors", Gekko's personal ethic could be read as a perverted, ultimately hypocritical form of populist revolt.

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The Fall of the Oliver Stone Empire: A Director and His Critics

Until 2004, Oliver Stone could never be accused of shying away from anything. Once he did, the critics pounced.

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Natural Born Killers: The Director’s Cut

Stone's pedigree secure, the Hollywood maverick turned on the system itself; tarring sensationalism, public bloodlust, and judicial entropy, seemingly with the same brush.

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In 2008, Entertainment Weekly conducted an online poll of the 25 most controversial movies of all time, and Natural Born Killers ended up at number eight. Copycat

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7 May 2009 // 5:33 AM

I’m probably not the only one who suspects the credit crunch was brought on by men who grew up idolizing Gordon Gekko. When director

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The Man Who Wasn’t There: Wrestling with Oliver Stone’s W. and the Enigma of George W. Bush

Stone doesn't "get" Bush’s true historical legacy (any more than the rest of us do in 2008), but he cannily realizes that, warts and all, Bush is an undeniably pivotal figure.

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31 Oct 2008 // 3:11 AM

Audiences turn a deaf ear to preachy Hollywood films

Used to be, going to the movies was a way to escape the bustle and stress of the real world for a couple of hours.

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23 Oct 2008 // 4:07 AM

Oliver Stone waited almost two decades to make a movie based on his Vietnam War experiences, but he couldn’t wait till President George W.

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17 Oct 2008 // 2:00 AM

W.

The readymade caricature George Bush is as much a reflection of his moment as he is an occasion for Oliver Stone's latest stab at revisionist history.

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‘W.’ is Brilliant Political Theater

How did it happen? How did a man with limited governing skills, a track record of career calamities, a laundry list of personality (and parental)

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Just in time for the election, ‘W.’ is a prime candidate for Oliver Stone

LOS ANGELES—For the first 113 of the 232 years that a United States of America has existed, there wasn’t anything called cinema. So movies about

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8 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

World Trade Center

While the survivors lie within this well of shadows and shards, the film shows tv viewers around the world, briefly united in horror and incredulity, watching iconic CNN footage.

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Alexander: Director’s Cut (2004)

Oliver Stone calls his Alexander 'a new genre, a masculine-feminine action figure,' more like Monty Clift and James Dean than Russell Crowe.

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24 Nov 2004 // 12:00 AM

Alexander (2004)

Though Olympias is unbeatably charismatic (and plain fun amid all the drearily inclined boys), the film takes a typically Stonian approach to the evil woman.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Any Given Sunday (1999)

Oliver Stone's movies usually seem more complicated than they are. Partly this comes from his evolving style, from the curiously romantic realism of Platoon, to the assaultive ding-battiness of Natural Born Killers, to the debased lunacy of U-Turn. But mostly it comes from his obsession with a single theme: brutality. Or more precisely, how brutality becomes morality.

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Hozier + Death Cab for Cutie + Rock Radio 104.5's Birthday Show (Photo Gallery)

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"Radio 104.5's birthday show featured great bands and might have been the unofficial start of summer festival season in the Northeast.

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