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Oliver Stone may visit Tehran for Ahmadinejad biopic: Sajjadpur
Tehran Times ^ | 11/30/07 | Tehran Times

Posted on 11/30/2007 7:37:44 PM PST by freedom44

TEHRAN -- Oscar-winner U.S. director Oliver Stone will likely travel to Tehran to hold discussions with Iranian officials on his proposal to make a biopic about President Mahmud Ahmadinejad, Alireza Sajjadpur told the Mehr News Agency on Friday.

Sajjadpur is the secretary of the Islamic Society of Artists and is regularly consulted by the president’s advisors on art and cultural matters.

“Oliver Stone is still interested in making the film, and as I previously said, he has named the project ‘Ahmadinejad’s Adventures’, but to make the film he has to meet Iranian officials in person in Tehran,” he noted.

“We have announced that he has asked for permission to travel to Iran for direct negotiations and to plan the project,” he added.

“We will never enter negotiations with his representative. All talks should be face-to-face with him. He accepted the decision, and he may travel to Iran soon,” he explained.

Stone’s initial request to make the documentary was announced on June 28 by Sajjadpur, who is a supporter of Stone’s proposal.

The president’s media advisor, Mehdi Kalhor, criticized Sajjadpur’s stance on the subject and described it as interference in his work.

“I clearly declare that Mr. Mehdi Kalhor has made no protest against my comments. On the contrary, he believes that a cineaste should express his view on the president’s biopic,” Sajjadpur explained.

“He approves all of the reports announced by me about Stone’s request,” he noted.

Kalhor had rejected Stone’s first request, calling him “a part of the Great Satan”, a name first given to the United States by the founder of the Islamic Republic, the late Imam Khomeini, after the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

However, Ahmadinejad initially accepted Stone’s proposal after his second request on August 28, and asked his advisors to examine the issue.

Consequently, Ahmadinejad’s art advisor, Javad Shamaqdari, who is regarded as a leading opponent of Stone’s project, set preconditions for the agreement, demanding to be informed of Stone’s storyline for the film, saying Stone would not be allowed to invent any scenarios and that he should only use incidents from the president’s real life in the film.

Afterwards, Iran’s Islamic Society of Artists was assigned to decide about Stone’s proposal, but they made no decision in their session on September 6, and Stone left the U.S. to direct “Pinkville”, a movie on the Mai Lai massacre


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: hollyweird; iran

1 posted on 11/30/2007 7:37:46 PM PST by freedom44
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To: Cyrus the Great; Persia; nuconvert; DoctorZIn; Prince of Persia; FARS; SolidWood; knighthawk; ...


On or off Iran ping list.
2 posted on 11/30/2007 7:38:18 PM PST by freedom44
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To: freedom44

Wouldn’t it be great if he stayed there!


3 posted on 11/30/2007 7:40:50 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: freedom44

Has Stone ever made any derogatory comments about a Muslim. If we can find them, the Iranians need to know about it.


4 posted on 11/30/2007 7:44:24 PM PST by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Perfect time to...ah, nevermind.


5 posted on 11/30/2007 7:45:13 PM PST by Perdogg (Elections have consequences.)
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To: freedom44
I wonder if he’ll include the part where Ahmadinejad took hostages, or orchestrated the murder of hundreds of dissidents.
6 posted on 11/30/2007 7:46:05 PM PST by faloi
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To: freedom44

yea that will be a big box office hit


7 posted on 11/30/2007 7:46:50 PM PST by RDTF ("Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear". Mark Twain)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

He and several other hollyweirds.


8 posted on 11/30/2007 7:47:24 PM PST by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: freedom44
And he has visited US troops in Iraq and Afghanistan how many times...?
9 posted on 11/30/2007 7:52:14 PM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: freedom44
Oliver Stone set to make a Muslime movie that in all likely hood will gross less than Redacted.

Hollywood is hell bent on destroying itself.

There is a good movie I watched the other night called “The Pursuit of Happiness” http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0454921/ staring Will Smith.

I recommend this movie to all who have ever had doubts about themselves.

10 posted on 11/30/2007 7:54:07 PM PST by OKIEDOC (Kalifornia, a red state wannabe. I don't take Ex Lax I just read the New York Times.)
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To: freedom44

Oliver Stone, isn’t he that made a movie about Alexander the Great Gay???? Thought Tehran did not allow gays and movie producers who make movies about Gays into Iran????


11 posted on 11/30/2007 7:59:56 PM PST by AmericanMade1776
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To: freedom44

And the winner of the A$$hat of the Year award is...


12 posted on 11/30/2007 8:01:22 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: OKIEDOC

That is a very good film.


13 posted on 11/30/2007 8:02:51 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: freedom44
Oliver Stone is actually an under cover CIA agent. (With old JFK connections)

Oops, that didn’t blow his cover to any Iranians reading this site, did it?

My bad!

14 posted on 11/30/2007 8:02:59 PM PST by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: OKIEDOC

Can he take Sean Penn with him ?


15 posted on 11/30/2007 8:06:22 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (ENERGY CRISIS made in Washington D. C.)
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To: freedom44

Maybe they’ll get him mixed up with Oliver North and hand him over to the sharia court.


16 posted on 11/30/2007 8:12:01 PM PST by HAL9000 (Fred Thompson/Mike Huckabee 2008)
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To: OKIEDOC
Hollywood is hell bent on destroying itself.

And I applaud and support this endeavor...from my living room.

17 posted on 11/30/2007 8:14:55 PM PST by Just A Nobody (PISSANT for President '08 - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: freedom44
‘Ahmadinejad’s Adventures’

WTF?? Why do people travel to Iran to make movies about our enemies but think Bush is evil incarnate? Why don't they just STAY there if they like it so much.

So what's he gonna include in "Ahmadinejad's Adventures"?? The hostage taking in 1979? The "wipe Israel off the map" quote? His fiasco at Columbia? He should be sure to include the following shot in his film....it'd be good to end it with a blast:


18 posted on 11/30/2007 8:21:22 PM PST by G8 Diplomat (Creatures are divided into 6 kingdoms: Animalia, Plantae, Fungi, Monera, Protista, & Saudi Arabia)
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To: A CA Guy

Oops, that didn’t blow his cover to any Iranians reading this site, did it?

This site would probably be blocked in Iran...sites that require high-speed connections are blacked out by the regime in order to block Western influence.
19 posted on 11/30/2007 8:24:28 PM PST by G8 Diplomat (Creatures are divided into 6 kingdoms: Animalia, Plantae, Fungi, Monera, Protista, & Saudi Arabia)
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To: freedom44

Stone left the U.S. to direct “Pinkville”, a movie on the Mai Lai massacre

Oh yeah, there’s a film Americans will be flocking to see.
/s


20 posted on 11/30/2007 8:27:05 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: freedom44

Like Leni Riefenstahl, only without the creativity or talent.

Let him go. But revoke his passport while he’s there. Let him enjoy life in the totalitarian regimes he worships as superior to ‘’Bush’s America.’’


21 posted on 11/30/2007 8:29:10 PM PST by Turbopilot (iumop ap!sdn w,I 'aw dlaH)
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To: freedom44

I doubt the Bush Administration will allow that


22 posted on 11/30/2007 8:31:00 PM PST by tsowellfan (http://www.youtube.com/CafeNetAmerica)
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To: G8 Diplomat

Thank goodness, for a second I thought I blew Oliver Stone’s cover with the CIA. That would be such a BAD thing don’t you know.


23 posted on 11/30/2007 8:32:26 PM PST by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: freedom44

The Hollywierdos are running out of murderous Dictators to support.

Pray for W and Our Troops


24 posted on 11/30/2007 8:37:14 PM PST by bray (Let's Bring Christ Back to Christmas)
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To: freedom44

This man Stone must be dumber than a box of rocks.


25 posted on 11/30/2007 8:42:23 PM PST by popdonnelly (Get Reid. Salazar, and Harkin out of the Senate.)
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To: A CA Guy

I know you were being sarcastic when you said it would be bad to blow his cover, I just thought I’d point out what Iran does in regards to the Internet...


26 posted on 11/30/2007 8:57:01 PM PST by G8 Diplomat (Creatures are divided into 6 kingdoms: Animalia, Plantae, Fungi, Monera, Protista, & Saudi Arabia)
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To: freedom44

Hey Ollie old boy....Don’t forget to give all of Amadinejhads wives a big kiss!


27 posted on 11/30/2007 9:00:38 PM PST by DGHoodini (The Dems no longer have the humanity to grasp that there are things worth dying for.)
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To: G8 Diplomat

He;ll make him look like a hero and he;ll make the USA look bad.


28 posted on 11/30/2007 9:05:13 PM PST by sonic109
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To: tet68

Actually, UA, whose first film since it was reborn, was Lions for Lambs, has put production for ‘Pinkville’ on indefinite hold.


29 posted on 11/30/2007 9:06:31 PM PST by DGHoodini (The Dems no longer have the humanity to grasp that there are things worth dying for.)
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To: G8 Diplomat
People in Iran could get around the Internet restriction using dish Internet among other devices.
There are also Iranians outside of Iran who communicate with Iran who are in places with T3 lines like colleges and businesses.

In any case, as long as Iranians don’t know about Oliver Stone and the CIA, GOOD! ;-)

30 posted on 11/30/2007 9:29:13 PM PST by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Turbopilot
Like Leni Riefenstahl, only without the creativity or talent. Let him go. But revoke his passport while he’s there. Let him enjoy life in the totalitarian regimes he worships as superior to ‘’Bush’s America.’’

Ah, to have a job where I could "lose" his visa and passport.

31 posted on 12/01/2007 3:10:18 AM PST by Does so (...against all enemies, DOMESTIC and foreign...)
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To: OKIEDOC
When asked by a German reporter if 9/11 had changed anything for him personally, Will Smith answered:

“No. Absolutely not. When you grow up black in America you have a completely different view of the world than white Americans. We blacks live with a constant feeling of unease. And whether you are wounded in an attack by a racist cop or in a terrorist attack, I’m sorry, it makes no difference.”

08/09/2004 ~ Bild, Frankfurt, Germany

32 posted on 12/01/2007 3:31:38 AM PST by Beckwith (dhimmicrats and the liberal media have chosen sides -- Islamofascism)
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To: freedom44

Most. Useful. Idiot. Ever.


33 posted on 12/01/2007 4:11:44 AM PST by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: freedom44

I predict this film will make twice as much as Redacted. Perhaps even three times as much.


34 posted on 12/01/2007 4:16:58 AM PST by jalisco555 ("The only thing we learn from history is that we never learn from history." Winston Churchill)
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To: faloi

If Stone does for Iran what he did for Vietnam, there won’t be a single bit of truth in it. And given Stone’s proclivities, his movie may well be used as one reason for the Nobel committee’s nomination for “Monkeyman”’s “peace prize”.

The world has become a strange and incomprehensible place for THIS ole’ gran’ma...


35 posted on 12/01/2007 4:17:51 AM PST by 13Sisters76 ("It is amazing how many people mistake a certain hip snideness for sophistication. " Thos. Sowell)
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To: Beckwith
“No. Absolutely not. When you grow up black in America you have a completely different view of the world than white Americans. We blacks live with a constant feeling of unease. And whether you are wounded in an attack by a racist cop or in a terrorist attack, I’m sorry, it makes no difference.”

08/09/2004 ~ Bild, Frankfurt, Germany

COMMENT:

I am sorry to hear that he said such a thing. Does he believe that in most African countries that he could have risen to the status he has obtained as a citizen of the United States.

36 posted on 12/01/2007 11:13:11 AM PST by OKIEDOC (Kalifornia, a red state wannabe. I don't take Ex Lax I just read the New York Times.)
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To: OKIEDOC
Guess so.

Where else on the planet could he have become a gazillionaire movie star?

Tells me he’s really as dumb as a stump.

37 posted on 12/01/2007 1:59:33 PM PST by Beckwith (dhimmicrats and the liberal media have chosen sides -- Islamofascism)
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To: freedom44

Think Ollie will take Sean Penn along with him? They make the perfect couple and Sean can make his tours complete.


38 posted on 12/01/2007 2:11:32 PM PST by Doc91678 (Doc91678)
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