Skip to comments.Oliver Stone defends film ‘South of the Border' (Chavez honest, Bush family not very human)
Posted on 01/30/2011 5:46:06 PM PST by Libloather
Oliver Stone defends film South of the Border'
Published: Sunday, January 30, 2011 1:22 PM PST
He's an honest man, Stone said of Chavez on Thursday. I sense no corruption in him.
But Stone has been accused of filming Chavez with a sympathetic lens, offering odd adulation to the Venezuelan leader, ignoring the president's worldwide reputation as a power-mad dictator and censorship bully. It's a sharp contrast to what Stone's heard of his past work-that biopics on Richard Nixon and George W. Bush were too harsh on the right wing.
[Clarification: It was Stone who made the remark: Comparing Bush to Caligula, Somebody who's mentally retarded becoming emperor of the Roman Empire, ]
Trust was one overarching theme during the night's Q&A. Stone, deflecting mild insinuations that he is a conspiracy theorist, was asked at one point why his views should be trusted in spite of the film's judicious mockery of the conservative media and its negative coverage of South American issues.
Some people may say [the film is] softball,' Stone replied, but at least it's counter to what's out there. Any time something happens, you have to look beyond the surface. Go a little further. Think, Why?'
Stone was also openly critical of the Obama Administration's ineffective foreign policies. Obama has not done anything in Latin America, he said We're out there doing the same old shit.
But keeping his filmic oeuvre close to the chest, Stone let the president off the hook; past commanders in chief, he said, set the bad precedent.
People who are accustomed to power, like the Bush family, are not very human, Stone said. Those people are scared of me. They view me as a radical, as a bomb thrower.
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Some people are simply Commies.
A nut job.
This guy Chavez is creating a Socialised dictatorship, but Stone thinks he is a great guy.
Oliver Stone is an ass.
Vietnam. And what happened to them when they came home.
Not all of course. But a lot. Stone isn't really that different from a lot of people I knew; many had angry reactions, and to "fit in" when they came home in the late 60's and early 70's, they did a political 180.
Some just never got over it.
To a liberal, a dictaor like Chavez is a hero, because he maximizes thr power of the state over the individual.
Oliver Reifenstone is no different......
A sick mind . but one of many in Hollywood
Here’s Stone at his self-inflate up worst. He thinks people lie awake at night worrying about him. Most likely they just think he’s a nut. Which he is.
NO CORRUPTION, OLIVER ??? CHAVEZ'S THEFT OF OTHER PEOPLES' BUSINESSES MADE HEADLINES, YOU WILDLY IGNORANT AND IMMORAL APOLOGIST FOR THIEVES !!!
More propaganda hit piece just like “Nixon”.
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