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Oliver Stone Commits Foul Play with W.
Newmax ^ | 10-17-08 | James Hirsen

Posted on 10/17/2008 8:51:05 PM PDT by holy joe

“W.” is a “fair and balanced” movie, says its creator, Oliver Stone.

“I think in this present political state, the real George W. Bush might not approve of this movie,” Stone told the Chicago Sun-Times. “But this movie tries to understand George W. Bush: the good, the bad, and the ugly.”

Stone definitely puts the emphasis on the “ugly” in the film, which opened in theaters Friday. He basically acts as cinematic shrink and psychoanalyzes the parent-child relationship between elder George H.W. Bush and junior George W.

Stone presents the son as a twisted foul-mouthed drunk with a daddy complex who becomes a religious zealot and accidentally ends up being leader of the free world.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsmax.com ...


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: hollywood; left; libel; moviereview; oliverstone
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1 posted on 10/17/2008 8:51:05 PM PDT by holy joe
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To: holy joe

you couldn’t pay me to see that movie.


2 posted on 10/17/2008 8:52:23 PM PDT by ken21 (people die and you never hear from them again.)
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To: holy joe

I haven’t seen any of this “fair and balanced” in the trailers. I’ve seen nothing but Bush bashing. Sorry Ollie. I’m gonna pass.


3 posted on 10/17/2008 8:53:09 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (I'm just going to spread YOUR wealth around - Barack HUSSEIN Obama.)
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To: holy joe
Stone is obviously jealous of the close, personal relationship of GWB and GHWB. Stone had not such a relationship with his father. He must denigrate what he values. Also, does he think anyone will embrace his selection of far Leftwing loonys to portray the Bush inner circle? This picture will be a disaster just like all the other Leftwing loony pictures of the recent past.
4 posted on 10/17/2008 8:56:20 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: ken21

“you couldn’t pay me to see that movie.”

I’ll waste two hours for a thousand bucks, but I wouldn’t promise not to snicker.


5 posted on 10/17/2008 8:57:14 PM PDT by devere
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To: holy joe

Critics, even liberal ones, such as on NPR, are basically savaging this movie.


6 posted on 10/17/2008 8:57:31 PM PDT by gracesdad
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To: ken21

And they were angry.
Because we’ve just been taking it and taking it.


7 posted on 10/17/2008 8:57:35 PM PDT by coconut47
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To: holy joe

He should have made this movie 3-4 years ago at the height of Bush hatred.


8 posted on 10/17/2008 8:58:22 PM PDT by noob4palin (That's Governor Palin to you.)
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To: holy joe
and psychoanalyzes the parent-child relationship between elder George H.W. Bush and junior George W.

As Michael Medved pointed out in his review, almost all of Stone's films feature ugly, fractured father-son relatonships.

V.S. Naipaul said once that nonfiction writers may lie, but fiction writers always tell the truth...about their own psychological problems.

9 posted on 10/17/2008 9:00:03 PM PDT by denydenydeny ("[Obama acts] as if the very idea of permanent truth is passe, a form of bad taste"-Shelby Steele)
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To: holy joe
Stone’s own mother might disagree. Evidently, she is a Republican who doesn’t think too much of the film. Stone confessed to the Los Angeles Times that she “didn't really like the movie.”...Sounds as though it isn't "W" defining himself against a parent with whom he's in conflict, but Ollie himself......
10 posted on 10/17/2008 9:01:57 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: holy joe


See 'American Carol'

Actors Jon Voight, left, and Kelsey Grammer during a dream sequence on the set of of David Zuckers' new comedy "American Carol" in Los Angeles.
11 posted on 10/17/2008 9:03:46 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life ;o)
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Stone's Nixon cost $44 million to produce and made a grand total of $13.5 million in domestic sales. Hopefully “W” does the same.

Josh Brolin is the son of James Brolin, who gave a truly terrible performance as Ronald Reagan in a made for TV movie from a few years back.

12 posted on 10/17/2008 9:04:35 PM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: Liberty Valance
We really enjoyed the movie. Some sophomoric humor, like in ‘Airplane’ but laughed a lot anyway.
13 posted on 10/17/2008 9:05:45 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: holy joe
Did you know that the phone lines were cut at 1 pm on the east coast the day JFK was shot? well, may be only in Oliver’s head but not in reality. In Hollywood they call that “dramatic license”, in Washington they call it spin, and everywhere else it's called lying your ass off!

Stone should have stayed in the grassy knoll.

14 posted on 10/17/2008 9:08:15 PM PDT by jpf (go phillies!)
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To: Reagan Man

Josh Brolin is the son of James Brolin, who gave a truly terrible performance as Ronald Reagan in a made for TV movie from a few years back.


Brolin’s father is married to Barbard Streisand, who once was a singer and is now a stunt double for Joy Behar.


15 posted on 10/17/2008 9:08:15 PM PDT by Senator Goldwater
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To: Reagan Man

***Stone’s Nixon cost $44 million to produce and made a grand total of $13.5 million in domestic sales. Hopefully “W” does the same.****

So how does O Stone keep getting funding for these duds?


16 posted on 10/17/2008 9:08:26 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (We're not supporting clean coal --- Joe Biden)
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To: noob4palin
Welcome to FreeRepublic.

He should have made this movie 3-4 years ago at the height of Bush hatred.

Huh??? PRESIDENT Bush won re-election by a VERY comfortable margin 4 years ago. The BDS has reached epic proportions this year, even on FR.

17 posted on 10/17/2008 9:09:35 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (PISSANT for President '08 - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: holy joe

watch for movie theaters being bought out with no one in them in order to insure its not a complete flop


18 posted on 10/17/2008 9:16:42 PM PDT by sten
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
So how does O Stone keep getting funding for these duds?

Are you kidding? The people funding him are leftists, authors of the "let's give mortgages to the illegal aliens who are unemployed! Just because they can't pay their bills doesn't mean they shouldn't live in a big house!" business model!

Mark

19 posted on 10/17/2008 9:16:59 PM PDT by MarkL (Al Gore: The Greenhouse Gasbag! (heard on Bob Brinker's Money Talk))
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Stone is a two time Oscar winner for best director.

They love him in Hollywood. Funding is no problem.


20 posted on 10/17/2008 9:20:10 PM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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