History Creator / OliverStone

26th Nov '17 8:42:51 AM nombretomado
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In 2004, Stone was finally able to make his passion project, the historical epic ''Film/{{Alexander}}'', about the life of UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat. It ended up being a critical and commercial failure in the United States, though it made [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff tons of money overseas]] and was a success on home video. Stone was never fully satisfied with the theatrical release of the film, and released a pair of [[ReCut ReCuts]] on DVD which were considerably more well-received than the theatrical release. Following ''Alexander'', Stone made a film about 9/11 titled ''WorldTradeCenter'', which surprised audiences by not being a cynical ConspiracyTheory film, but rather a hopeful tribute to those who worked to save the lives of the victims of the [=WTC=] attacks. Similarly, his UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush {{Biopic}} ''Film/{{W}}'', released in 2008, surprised many by being very sympathetic to the man (though it must be said many people had similar reactions to Stone's portrayal of ''Film/{{Nixon}}''). He later released a long-gestating sequel to ''Film/WallStreet'' entitled ''Film/WallStreetMoneyNeverSleeps'' which, while a financial success, had mixed reviews. His most recent film is the new crime thriller ''Film/{{Savages}}''. In 2012, he created a documentary series for Creator/{{Showtime}}, ''The Untold History of the United States''.

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In 2004, Stone was finally able to make his passion project, the historical epic ''Film/{{Alexander}}'', about the life of UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat. It ended up being a critical and commercial failure in the United States, though it made [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff tons of money overseas]] and was a success on home video. Stone was never fully satisfied with the theatrical release of the film, and released a pair of [[ReCut ReCuts]] on DVD which were considerably more well-received than the theatrical release. Following ''Alexander'', Stone made a film about 9/11 titled ''WorldTradeCenter'', which surprised audiences by not being a cynical ConspiracyTheory UsefulNotes/ConspiracyTheory film, but rather a hopeful tribute to those who worked to save the lives of the victims of the [=WTC=] attacks. Similarly, his UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush {{Biopic}} ''Film/{{W}}'', released in 2008, surprised many by being very sympathetic to the man (though it must be said many people had similar reactions to Stone's portrayal of ''Film/{{Nixon}}''). He later released a long-gestating sequel to ''Film/WallStreet'' entitled ''Film/WallStreetMoneyNeverSleeps'' which, while a financial success, had mixed reviews. His most recent film is the new crime thriller ''Film/{{Savages}}''. In 2012, he created a documentary series for Creator/{{Showtime}}, ''The Untold History of the United States''.
25th Nov '17 8:22:31 PM dlchen145
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Oliver Stone (born 1946) is an American screenwriter, director, and producer best known for his films about controversial social and political issues. After wetting his feet in Hollywood with the screenplays for ''Film/{{Scarface 1983}}'' and ''Film/MidnightExpress'', Stone was finally able to direct his legendary war film ''Film/{{Platoon}}'', which drew largely on his own experiences as an infantryman in Vietnam, and earned him Oscars for Best Picture and Best Director. He would follow this film with the critically acclaimed ''Film/WallStreet'', ''Film/TalkRadio'', and ''Film/BornOnTheFourthOfJuly'' (another Oscar winner for Best Director) before making headlines with his ultra-controversial (due to its liberal use of ArtisticLicense in portraying historical events) 1991 film ''Film/{{JFK}}'', which took a look at the assassination of UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy. He followed the success of ''JFK'' up with the {{Biopic}} ''Film/{{Nixon}}'', which faced equally harsh criticism (though unlike ''JFK'', it acknowledged its artistic license up front) and was a financial flop. The one-two punch of ''JFK'' and ''Film/{{Nixon}}'' has led to the depiction of Stone as a ConspiracyTheorist filmmaker.

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William Oliver Stone (born September 15, 1946) is an American screenwriter, director, and producer best known for his films about controversial social and political issues. After wetting his feet in Hollywood with the screenplays for ''Film/{{Scarface 1983}}'' and ''Film/MidnightExpress'', Stone was finally able to direct his legendary war film ''Film/{{Platoon}}'', which drew largely on his own experiences as an infantryman in Vietnam, and earned him Oscars for Best Picture and Best Director. He would follow this film with the critically acclaimed ''Film/WallStreet'', ''Film/TalkRadio'', and ''Film/BornOnTheFourthOfJuly'' (another Oscar winner for Best Director) before making headlines with his ultra-controversial (due to its liberal use of ArtisticLicense in portraying historical events) 1991 film ''Film/{{JFK}}'', which took a look at the assassination of UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy. He followed the success of ''JFK'' up with the {{Biopic}} ''Film/{{Nixon}}'', which faced equally harsh criticism (though unlike ''JFK'', it acknowledged its artistic license up front) and was a financial flop. The one-two punch of ''JFK'' and ''Film/{{Nixon}}'' has led to the depiction of Stone as a ConspiracyTheorist filmmaker.
6th Nov '16 8:04:01 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* ''Film/YearOfTheDragon'' (screenwriter)



* ReCut: Stone is notorious for putting multiple versions of his films, with some noting he's the maverick auteur's version of Creator/GeorgeLucas. Alexander in particular has four different home video editions each longer and different than the one before.

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* ReCut: Stone is notorious for putting multiple versions of his films, with some noting he's the maverick auteur's version of Creator/GeorgeLucas. Alexander ''Alexander'' in particular has four different home video editions each longer and different than the one before.
3rd Nov '16 8:03:58 PM jormis29
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* ''U Turn''

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* ''U Turn''''Film/UTurn''



* ''Snowden''

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* ''Snowden''''Film/{{Snowden}}''
9th Oct '16 10:26:17 AM MacedonianKing
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* ''Snowden''
26th May '16 11:42:44 AM fgenzo159
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* ''U Turn''
18th Apr '16 7:02:47 PM Doug86
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In 2004, Stone was finally able to make his passion project, the historical epic ''Film/{{Alexander}}'', about the life of AlexanderTheGreat. It ended up being a critical and commercial failure in the United States, though it made [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff tons of money overseas]] and was a success on home video. Stone was never fully satisfied with the theatrical release of the film, and released a pair of [[ReCut ReCuts]] on DVD which were considerably more well-received than the theatrical release. Following ''Alexander'', Stone made a film about 9/11 titled ''WorldTradeCenter'', which surprised audiences by not being a cynical ConspiracyTheory film, but rather a hopeful tribute to those who worked to save the lives of the victims of the [=WTC=] attacks. Similarly, his UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush {{Biopic}} ''Film/{{W}}'', released in 2008, surprised many by being very sympathetic to the man (though it must be said many people had similar reactions to Stone's portrayal of ''Film/{{Nixon}}''). He later released a long-gestating sequel to ''Film/WallStreet'' entitled ''Film/WallStreetMoneyNeverSleeps'' which, while a financial success, had mixed reviews. His most recent film is the new crime thriller ''Film/{{Savages}}''. In 2012, he created a documentary series for Creator/{{Showtime}}, ''The Untold History of the United States''.

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In 2004, Stone was finally able to make his passion project, the historical epic ''Film/{{Alexander}}'', about the life of AlexanderTheGreat.UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat. It ended up being a critical and commercial failure in the United States, though it made [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff tons of money overseas]] and was a success on home video. Stone was never fully satisfied with the theatrical release of the film, and released a pair of [[ReCut ReCuts]] on DVD which were considerably more well-received than the theatrical release. Following ''Alexander'', Stone made a film about 9/11 titled ''WorldTradeCenter'', which surprised audiences by not being a cynical ConspiracyTheory film, but rather a hopeful tribute to those who worked to save the lives of the victims of the [=WTC=] attacks. Similarly, his UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush {{Biopic}} ''Film/{{W}}'', released in 2008, surprised many by being very sympathetic to the man (though it must be said many people had similar reactions to Stone's portrayal of ''Film/{{Nixon}}''). He later released a long-gestating sequel to ''Film/WallStreet'' entitled ''Film/WallStreetMoneyNeverSleeps'' which, while a financial success, had mixed reviews. His most recent film is the new crime thriller ''Film/{{Savages}}''. In 2012, he created a documentary series for Creator/{{Showtime}}, ''The Untold History of the United States''.
17th Apr '16 1:39:00 PM gallium
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* ''Film/BornOnTheFourthOfJuly''

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* ''Film/BornOnTheFourthOfJuly''''Literature/BornOnTheFourthOfJuly''
7th Feb '16 2:51:49 AM Anddrix
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* {{Biopic}}: ''Salvador, Born in the 4th of July, Nixon, W., Alexander'' and ''Snowden''. Also his documentary on UsefulNotes/FidelCastro called ''Commandante''.
* DanBrowned: It could have been called "Oliver Stoned". This began even with his work as a screenwriter on Film/MidnightExpress (which he expressed regret) but ballooned with ''Film/{{JFK}}'' which painted him and his films as sensationalized conspiracy theory films. One can argue that ''Alexander'' and ''W'' are far more accurate than ''JFK''.
* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: His movies give this to UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy, and he extended this in his ''The Untold Story of United States'' documentary, in addition to handing one to Henry Wallace and others. His documentary on Castro can be considered as being soft on its subject.
* TheManIsStickingItToTheMan: The son of a wall-street broker, a UsefulNotes/VietnamWar veteran who makes edgy political films critical of American government and society, with mainstream stars. He and Creator/MichaelMoore made a name for themselves in tackling edgy subjects. Stone however is not above going to UsefulNotes/{{Cuba}} and interviewing UsefulNotes/FidelCastro himself.
* ReCut: Stone is notorious for putting multiple versions of his films, with some noting he's the maverick auteur's version of Creator/GeorgeLucas. Alexander in particular has four different home video editions each longer and different than the one before.
* RippedFromTheHeadlines: Stone's Film/{{W}} is the first critical {{Biopic}} of a President holding-office. He also made a film about Edward Snowden.
* ShellShockedVeteran: His movies provided portrayals of this in ''Platoon'' and especially, ''Born on the Fourth of July''.
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