Skip to comments.Oliver Stone may visit Tehran for Ahmadinejad biopic: Sajjadpur
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 presidents 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 Ahmadinejads 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.
Stones initial request to make the documentary was announced on June 28 by Sajjadpur, who is a supporter of Stones proposal.
The presidents media advisor, Mehdi Kalhor, criticized Sajjadpurs 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 presidents biopic, Sajjadpur explained.
He approves all of the reports announced by me about Stones request, he noted.
Kalhor had rejected Stones 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 Stones proposal after his second request on August 28, and asked his advisors to examine the issue.
Consequently, Ahmadinejads art advisor, Javad Shamaqdari, who is regarded as a leading opponent of Stones project, set preconditions for the agreement, demanding to be informed of Stones storyline for the film, saying Stone would not be allowed to invent any scenarios and that he should only use incidents from the presidents real life in the film.
Afterwards, Irans Islamic Society of Artists was assigned to decide about Stones 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
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.’’
I doubt the Bush Administration will allow that
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.
The Hollywierdos are running out of murderous Dictators to support.
Pray for W and Our Troops
This man Stone must be dumber than a box of rocks.
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...
Hey Ollie old boy....Don’t forget to give all of Amadinejhads wives a big kiss!
He;ll make him look like a hero and he;ll make the USA look bad.
Actually, UA, whose first film since it was reborn, was Lions for Lambs, has put production for ‘Pinkville’ on indefinite hold.
In any case, as long as Iranians don’t know about Oliver Stone and the CIA, GOOD! ;-)
Ah, to have a job where I could "lose" his visa and passport.
“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, Im sorry, it makes no difference.”
08/09/2004 ~ Bild, Frankfurt, Germany
Most. Useful. Idiot. Ever.
I predict this film will make twice as much as Redacted. Perhaps even three times as much.
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...
08/09/2004 ~ Bild, Frankfurt, Germany
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.
Where else on the planet could he have become a gazillionaire movie star?
Tells me he’s really as dumb as a stump.
Think Ollie will take Sean Penn along with him? They make the perfect couple and Sean can make his tours complete.