Happy Birthday: Oliver Stone

Festival Reviews

oliverstone.jpgOliver Stone

Born: September 15, 1946 in New York City, New York, USA

I consider my films first and foremost to be dramas about individuals in personal struggles and I consider myself to be a dramatist before I am a political filmmaker. I’m interested in alternative points of view. I think ultimately the problems of the planet are universal and that nationalism is a very destructive force. I also like anarchy in films. My heroes were Luis Buñuel and Jean-Luc Godard. Breathless (1960) was one of the first pictures I really remember being marked by, because of the speed and energy. They say I’m unsubtle. But we need above all, a theatre that wakes us up: nerves and heart.

Platoon
1986
dir. Stone
Starring
Charlie Sheen
Willem DaFoe
WallstreetWallstreet
1987
dir. Stone
starring
Charlie Sheen
Michael Douglas
The DoorsBorn on the 4th of July
1989
dir. Stone
starring
Tom Cruise
Willem…

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