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Vanity: Anyone seen Oliver Stone's "W" preview?

Posted on 09/23/2008 11:34:01 AM PDT by AUJenn

Just...wow. I just saw a commercial for this horrid-looking flick. Is this supposed to be a comedy or a satire? Surely it is not a serious film. The acting looks horrendous - like some kind of low-rent high school production. What is the scoop on this deal?


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: drugabuser; drunkdriver; hollywoodreds; oliverstoned; prodictator; unamerican; w; wthemovie

1 posted on 09/23/2008 11:34:02 AM PDT by AUJenn
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To: AUJenn

Oliver who? ;)


2 posted on 09/23/2008 11:35:57 AM PDT by The Hound Passer
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To: AUJenn
Here's more info on this steaming leftist pantload with a link to the trailer. Looks like a save your money event;

http://us.imdb.com/title/tt1175491/

3 posted on 09/23/2008 11:38:51 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: AUJenn

Oliver Stoner....is on another trip with his camera.


4 posted on 09/23/2008 11:39:42 AM PDT by thingumbob (McGenius-Palin beats O'bomber-Hide'n (Remember, dead terrorists don't make more terrorists!))
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To: AUJenn

Oliver Stone bashes Bush?? Duh?


5 posted on 09/23/2008 11:40:48 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: AUJenn

I just viewed it. That looks like a P.O.S.


6 posted on 09/23/2008 11:41:06 AM PDT by PatriotCJC (Keep your powder dry!)
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To: AUJenn
Direct link to the trailer;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEyJ2kdaaTQ

Hey, it's Oliver Stone. Did anybody really expect a fair and balanced story?

7 posted on 09/23/2008 11:42:54 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: AUJenn

Who in the world would finance any more of Stone’s box office bombs? Perhaps he is fleecing the funds from the Little Sisters of Charity, a la Air America.

The man is a poster boy for BDS.


8 posted on 09/23/2008 11:44:24 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

You would think that after the total BOMBS like Rendition, Valley of Elah, and the other dozens of anti-Bush, anti-military films that lasted about 2 weeks at the theater, someone would get a clue. Who pays to see this crap?


9 posted on 09/23/2008 11:47:13 AM PDT by AUJenn
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To: AUJenn

Kilo Romeo Alpha Papa!


10 posted on 09/23/2008 12:03:36 PM PDT by Don Corleone (Leave the gun..take the cannoli)
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To: AUJenn
Actor Ron Silver, a self described liberal who was mugged by 9/11, was interviewed about this very thing. He said movies aren't made to get high box office anymore. Now all of the money is in DVD and foreign release so movies don't have to be good anymore.
11 posted on 09/23/2008 12:04:48 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: kittymyrib

eventually all the movies coming out of Hollywood’s politically left genre are going to lose money such that financing will just dry up — because they can’t draw crowds

who wants to see this garbage? just democrat precinct volunteers


12 posted on 09/23/2008 12:10:01 PM PDT by quintr
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To: Don Corleone
Kilo Romeo Alpha Papa!

or Charlie Romeo Alpha Papa...

or, as Senator McCain referred to the protests during his convention speech, "Brownnoise and Static" (BS)

13 posted on 09/23/2008 12:47:43 PM PDT by Christian4Bush (No way, No how, NObama! *************McCain/Palin 08************)
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To: AUJenn
I did catch it and it was worse than I'd expected. The first promo features scenes of Bush drinking, carousing, dancing on bars, getting arrested and driving under the influence. I think there's another one out now, but I couldn't find it online yet.

Apart from the politics, Oliver Stone has a trashy, excessive streak and it certainly showed in the previews. It also comes out in unwatchable movies like Natural Born Killers.

14 posted on 09/23/2008 1:14:28 PM PDT by x
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So? He freely admits that he did that stuff before he saw the light and started acting like a grownup.


15 posted on 09/23/2008 1:34:12 PM PDT by steve-b (Intelligent design is to evolutionary biology what socialism is to free-market economics.)
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To: AUJenn

It is a comedy. Is anyone laughing?


16 posted on 09/23/2008 1:41:01 PM PDT by weegee (Obama's a uniter?"I want you to argue with them (friends,neighbors,Republicans) & get in their face")
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To: AUJenn

I saw a previews before Burn After Reading. Was impressed with how well the actor got W’s accent. Other than that seemed boring and stupid. There were a lot of highly political movies in that block of previews, and they all looked boring and stupid.


17 posted on 09/23/2008 1:45:32 PM PDT by boogerbear
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Oliver Stoned has had his own bouts with drug abuse and drunk driving. His audience should know that the pothead is calling the kettle black.


18 posted on 09/23/2008 1:48:18 PM PDT by weegee (Obama's a uniter?"I want you to argue with them (friends,neighbors,Republicans) & get in their face")
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To: steve-b

GW Bush acts like an adult now. What’s Oliver Stoned’s excuse?


19 posted on 09/23/2008 1:49:54 PM PDT by weegee (Obama's a uniter?"I want you to argue with them (friends,neighbors,Republicans) & get in their face")
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To: AUJenn
I just watched Ahmadinutjob's U.N. speech.

That was my entertainment for the evening.

I kept laughing and then reminding myself..."Oh, wait...he's serious."

20 posted on 09/23/2008 1:52:22 PM PDT by Allegra
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Quentin Tarantino’s story for Natural Born Killers was raped by Oliver Stoned.

A lot of the same techniques are used in the filmmaking of Kill Bill but it comes together far better.

NBK came across as a bad knock off of John Waters’ Pink Flamingos (and the ending seems like a direct ripoff).


21 posted on 09/23/2008 1:52:35 PM PDT by weegee (Obama's a uniter?"I want you to argue with them (friends,neighbors,Republicans) & get in their face")
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To: AUJenn
Michael Moron's lastest miserable failure wasn't even released to theaters, it went straight to the web. Well 2 years after it was finished and shelved it was recut and released to the web.
22 posted on 09/23/2008 1:54:26 PM PDT by weegee (Obama's a uniter?"I want you to argue with them (friends,neighbors,Republicans) & get in their face")
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To: quintr

Hollywood can afford to lose money on these movies. They have 75 years of talkies to sell on cable and dvd.

The vast majority of those films SHOULD be in the public domain because of the LIMITED timeframe of copyright afforded creators but Big Media lobbyists own Congress.


23 posted on 09/23/2008 1:56:06 PM PDT by weegee (Obama's a uniter?"I want you to argue with them (friends,neighbors,Republicans) & get in their face")
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To: AUJenn
I found the use of Amazing Grace is really great, although I'm aware Stone perhaps uses it to mock the 'backward' Christians. I really didn't realize it's a movie about Dubya until the end of the trailer.

The one that's even more ridiculous is Ron Howard's Frost/Nixon. When I saw the trailer, I thought it's a skit from SNL.

24 posted on 09/23/2008 2:03:56 PM PDT by paudio (Nobody cried 'racism' when Swann, Blackwell, and Steele lost to white guys in 2006)
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