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  • Oliver Stone signs on to direct Edward Snowden biopic: ‘It is one of the greatest stories

    06/02/2014 11:57:11 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 9 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | June 2 2014 | Kirthana Ramisetti
    Full Title: Oliver Stone signs on to direct Edward Snowden biopic: ‘It is one of the greatest stories of our time’/// Oliver Stone doesn’t shy away from controversial topics and his latest movie project is no exception. The Oscar-winning director announced Monday that he will tackle a film based on NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, the Guardian reports. Stone’s film was based on an adaptation of Guardian journalist Luke Harding’s book, “The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man.” Harding and other Guardian journalists will serve as consultants to the film. “This is one of the greatest...
  • Oliver Stone and 'Jewish Domination'

    04/01/2014 5:29:51 AM PDT · by SJackson · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3-31-14 | Bruce Walker
    In a recent interview, Oliver Stone, defender of Marxist thugs, complained that “Jewish domination of the media” prevents Americans from putting the Holocaust in context. Stone also opined that Hitler was the product of industrialists and that the Nazi invasion of Russia caused more deaths than the Holocaust. In one fell swoop, Stone revealed the Orwellian thought control that is the black heart of leftism. The Holocaust was a crime of almost unimaginable human suffering, and if Stone’s remarks were intended to remind us that Polish Catholics and Gypsies, particularly, suffered genocide at Nazi hands as well, then perhaps Stone...
  • Oliver Stone’s Most Vicious Insult!

    03/15/2014 7:46:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 15, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    Oliver Stone's recent visit to Venezuela to premiere his Castro/Chavez infomercial "My Friend Hugo" has brought him under fire in social media. Exasperated beyond endurance by the onslaught Stone recently lashed back with (apparently) the most hateful insult his inflamed mind could conjure. You people are: "Similar to the right-wing Florida Cuban exiles who’ve helped keep the US in a dungeon of ignorance!" he raved. For leftists its “right-wing lunatics spreading a dungeon if ignorance!” For normal folks it’s: “people who have actually experienced communism trying to circumvent communist propaganda as disseminated by a media-Hollywood axis—and one not always completely...
  • Venezuela and Hollywood; Axis of Stupidity

    02/19/2014 10:43:48 AM PST · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-18-14 | DrJohn
    Sean Penn is an idiot. But you knew that. There are more idiots in Hollywood. But you knew that too. Here is a who's who of Hollywood idiots who were supporters of Hugo Chavez. Oliver Stone, Danny Glover, Kevin Spacey, Harry Belafonte and Don King. Belafonte has claimed that millions of Americans support Chavez. Of Chavez government King once said "To see what is happening here makes me feel good all over." If only someone would shove a microphone up his in his face and in the faces of all these idiots and see what they have to say about...
  • Martin Luther King Jr. biopic dropped by Oliver Stone after script with adultery rejected

    01/20/2014 8:01:16 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 105 replies
    Post-Standard, Syracuse, NY ^ | January 20, 2014 at 7:14 AM | By Geoff Herbert
    Oliver Stone announced on Friday he is no longer involved with an upcoming movie about the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. after the studio rejected his script. "Sad news. My MLK project involvement has ended. I did an extensive rewrite of the script, but the producers won't go with it," the director wrote on Twitter. "The script dealt w/ issues of adultery, conflicts within the movement, and King's spiritual transformation into a higher, more radical being," Stone continued. "I'm told the estate & the 'respectable' black community that guard King's reputation won't approve it. They suffocate the man &...
  • Obama Is a ‘Snake’ and ‘We Have to Turn on Him’ Says Oliver Stone

    08/14/2013 10:58:40 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 43 replies
    Film director Oliver Stone—who has made no secret of his liberal political views—called President Barack Obama a “snake” for his role in National Security Agency spying programs that have become, he said, more about silencing protestors than finding terrorists.“Obama is a snake,” Stone told an audience in Tokyo on Monday. “He’s a snake. And we have to turn on him.” “The Boston Marathon, they were so busy tracking down potential protestors…that they missed the bombers,” Stone told the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan. “It’s never about terrorists, it always becomes about the way J. Edgar Hoover did it; he brought...
  • History Channel New Propaganda Tool for Oliver Stone's Rewrite of History

    12/02/2012 7:09:51 PM PST · by winner3000 · 35 replies
    Self ^ | 12/2/2012 | Self
    I just listened to yet another disturbing piece of propaganda by Oliver Stone, the Untold History of the United States. It is about the dropping of the atom bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. As can be expected in a good leftist piece of propaganda, the point made is that the US was the bad guy (including Truman) , who bamboozled poor Japan and Poor USSR during that time. The horrible US dropped 2 atomic bombs on Japan, knowing that Japan was going to surrender without its use within a couple of weeks anyway. Then the laughably improbably logical gymnastics come...
  • Oliver Stone's 'Secret History' to put 'Hitler in Context'

    01/09/2010 7:10:11 PM PST · by Third Person · 57 replies · 2,001+ views
    The Live Feed ^ | January 9th, 2010 | The Live Feed
    Director Oliver Stone's upcoming Showtime documentary miniseries "Secret History of America" promises to put mass murderers such as Stalin and Hitler "in context.""Stalin, Hitler, Mao, McCarthy -- these people have been vilified pretty thoroughly by history," Stone told reporters at the Television Critics Association's semi-annual press tour in Pasadena.  "Stalin has a complete other story," Stone said. "Not to paint him as a hero, but to tell a more factual representation. He fought the German war machine more than any single person. We can't judge people as only 'bad' or 'good.' Hitler is an easy scapegoat throughout history and its...
  • Oliver Stone's son converts to Islam in Iran

    02/14/2012 2:11:16 PM PST · by jazzo · 31 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 2/15/2012
    .. US filmmaker Sean Stone, son of Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone, converted to Islam on Tuesday in Iran, where he is making a documentary, he told AFP. "The conversion to Islam is not abandoning Christianity or Judaism, which I was born with. It means I have accepted Mohammad and other prophets," he said in a brief telephone call from the central Iranian city of Isfahan, where he underwent the ceremony. Sean Stone's famous father is Jewish, while his mother is Christian. The 27-year-old filmmaker did not say why he converted. According to Iran's Fars news agency, Sean Stone had become...
  • FLASH - Fidel Castro is DEAD (Unconfirmed, perhaps he's just pining for the fjords)

    12/28/2011 7:22:52 AM PST · by mkleesma · 144 replies · 3+ views
    radio | 12/28/2011 | me
    Buddy of mine just heard it on a Dominican radio station Can anyone confirm this?
  • VIDEO: Hollywood Hates Capitalism

    11/22/2010 12:51:28 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 9 replies
    ReasonTV ^ | 11/22/2010 | CapCon
    Oliver Stone's uber-villain Gordon Gekko is back in the new film, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, which (surprise!) features greedy capitalists behaving badly.
  • Oliver North coming to Fort Leonard Wood for 'After Jihad' book signing

    11/10/2010 6:59:38 AM PST · by darrellmaurina · 4 replies
    Pulaski County Daily News ^ | 11/10/2010 | Darrell Todd Maurina
    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (Nov. 10, 2010) — FOX News contributor and retired Marine Lt. Col. Oliver North is coming to Fort Leonard Wood today for a book signing tour featuring his newest book, After Jihad. “We have some great events going on in November,” said Lisa Comstock, sales and merchandise manager for Fort Leonard Wood PX. North will be available for from noon to 1 p.m. for a book signing at the PX where copies of his book will be available for purchase. “He’ll have a bus and we’ll be doing pictures as well as autographing; we will have...
  • CNBC Stars Play Prominent Role in 20th Century Fox's 'Wall Street 2'

    09/22/2010 11:37:30 AM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 15 replies
    TV Newser ^ | September 22, 2010 | Alex Werpin
    While certain executives at News Corp. may not agree, it is obvious that at the moment, the top business news channel on Wall Street is CNBC. With that in mind director Oliver Stone prominently features the network's anchors prominently in the upcoming sequel to his 1987 film "Wall Street." This despite the fact that the film is produced by the 20th Century Fox film studio, a sister company to Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network. Per MarketWatch.com's : And no actual journalists shine brighter in the new 20th Century Fox production than Maria Bartiromo and her CNBC posse. If...
  • A Walk Along Oliver Stone’s 'Wall Street' (Where Gordon Gekko returns)

    09/14/2010 1:39:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    New York Times ^ | 09/14/2010 | Andrew Ross Sorkin
    “You know, half the people in this place could be prosecuted.” Oliver Stone, the film director, was sitting across from me over a late lunch in the Grill Room of the Four Seasons restaurant in Midtown Manhattan last week. [SNIP] If one man epitomizes the populist view of Wall Street and corporate America, it is Mr. Stone, whose new film, “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” opens next week. It is the sequel to his hit movie “Wall Street” in 1987. The original tapped into the zeitgeist of the moment — “Greed, for lack of a better word, is good,” as...
  • Oliver Stone: US should nationalize oil resources

    07/20/2010 10:48:52 AM PDT · by Dogbert41 · 47 replies · 1+ views
    AP ^ | 7-20-2010 | RAPHAEL G. SATTER
    LONDON – The Gulf of Mexico oil spill shows that the United States should follow the example of South American socialists in nationalizing its energy industry, filmmaker Oliver Stone said Tuesday.
  • Oliver Stone Attacks Me: Here is my Answer, Oliver.

    07/13/2010 11:39:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 12, 2010 | Ron Radosh
    At the end of June, I wrote a short op-ed in the Wall Street Journal. In that article, I criticized Oliver Stone’s “documentary” South of the Border. I wrote the following: What Mr. Stone and his writers have presented is a standard far-left narrative that is part of a long line of propaganda films, a modern American version of the old agitprop. There are no dissenting voices in this film. Nor is there any mention of the fact that Mr. Chávez has closed down television and radio stations that disagree with him and arrested dissenting political figures. I then followed...
  • Oliver Stone’s New Documentary: Bromance with Chavez and Castro

    06/24/2010 9:51:31 AM PDT · by nhungerford · 15 replies
    Did you know that deep down inside (when he’s not silencing his opposition, supporting the FARC, sponsoring drug trafficking, and courting Hezbollah and almost every other enemy of the West) Hugo Chavez is a good, admirable man? Yup, he is—according to Leftist filmmaker Oliver Stone. The filmmaker, along with the upcoming release of his “Wall Street” sequel, has a new documentary called “South of the Border” that praises Chavez, Castro, their allies, and highlights other South American leaders. But, apparently the Venezuelan people aren’t as hot on the near-dictator as Stone is: The documentary is bombing in the country. Personally,...
  • More Revelations about the Oliver Stone-Peter Kuznick “Documentary” on How America is an Evil Nation

    03/11/2010 11:40:40 AM PST · by KippLanham · 6 replies · 293+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | March 11, 2010 | Ron Radosh
    If you wonder how people on the left deal with their critics, look no further than this new lengthy interview with Prof. Peter Kuznick, the co-writer and co-director with Oliver Stone of the forthcoming Showtime ten-part documentary on the 20th century. I first blogged about the projected series last January. Read more: http://pajamasmedia.com/ronradosh/2010/03/10/more-revelations-about-the-oliver-stone-documentary/
  • Oliver Stone Suggests Hitler Is 'Easy Scapegoat' ["We Can't Judge People As Only 'Bad' or 'Good']

    01/10/2010 5:06:27 PM PST · by Steelfish · 54 replies · 1,379+ views
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | Nick Allen
    Oliver Stone Suggests Hitler Is 'Easy Scapegoat' Oliver Stone, the controversial film director, is facing another backlash after suggesting that Hitler was made an "easy scapegoat" by history. By Nick Allen in Los Angeles 10 Jan 2010 Stone, who has previously been accused of promoting conspiracy theories and glorifying violence in his films, has made a new documentary series which he says will place historical figures including Hitler and Stalin "in context". In the trailer for "The Secret History of America" the director says: "You cannot approach history unless you have empathy for the person you may hate." He told...
  • Oliver Stone's 'Secret History' to put Hitler 'in context' [Barf Alert]

    01/10/2010 12:29:00 PM PST · by Reagan Man · 32 replies · 1,159+ views
    thelivefeed thru the Drudge Report ^ | January.9, 2010 | James Hibberd
    Director Oliver Stone's upcoming Showtime documentary miniseries "Secret History of America" promises to put mass murderers such as Stalin and Hitler "in context.""Stalin, Hitler, Mao, McCarthy -- these people have been vilified pretty thoroughly by history," Stone told reporters at the Television Critics Association's semi-annual press tour in Pasadena.  "Stalin has a complete other story," Stone said. "Not to paint him as a hero, but to tell a more factual representation. He fought the German war machine more than any single person. We can't judge people as only 'bad' or 'good.' Hitler is an easy scapegoat throughout history and its...
  • Oliver Stone revealing 'Secret History of America'

    08/18/2009 1:32:24 PM PDT · by cups · 26 replies · 876+ views
    Oliver Stone is making his most ambitious stab at American history yet. The controversial director is creating a 10-part documentary series for Showtime titled "Secret History of America." Narrated by Stone, the series promises to focus on events that "at the time went under-reported, but crucially shaped America's unique and complex history of the last 60 years," according to Showtime.
  • Oliver Stone's 'W' Partly Funded with Chinese Money

    Forty-three years ago, two men enrolled at Yale University. One of them dropped out a year later, volunteered to fight in Vietnam, then made a movie about his experiences entitled Platoon. His name is Oliver Stone. The other dodged combat and went on to become the 43rd President of the United States. His name is George W. Bush. If all this sounds like the premise of a Hollywood blockbuster, then it is – sort of. The movie is W., a Bush biopic that – and here’s the twist – is directed by Stone. It will be released in America a...
  • Obama: Bailout is 'final verdict' on era of greed

    10/01/2008 9:32:05 AM PDT · by faq · 31 replies · 648+ views
    toledoblade.com ^ | September 29, 2008 | Tom Troy
    DETROIT - Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama yesterday said he was outraged at being asked by the Bush Administration to bail out Wall Street for the financial crisis, but said it was a necessary measure that should be passed soon. Saying he supports the $700 billion bailout that was agreed to early yesterday, Mr. Obama nonetheless said the financial ruin threatening Wall Street was "the final verdict" on an era of greed that he laid at the feet of the current administration in the White House. And he attacked his Republican opponent, Arizona Sen. John McCain, for backing deregulation policies...
  • Vanity: Anyone seen Oliver Stone's "W" preview?

    09/23/2008 11:34:01 AM PDT · by AUJenn · 23 replies · 460+ views
    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?
  • Oliver Stone's George Bush biopic

    08/12/2008 8:26:05 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 80 replies · 218+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | August 10, 2008 | Christopher Goodwin
    From The Sunday Times August 10, 2008 Oliver Stone's George Bush biopic Oliver Stone's Bush biopic plays it for laughs, but it's every bit as controversial as JFK and Nixon Christopher Goodwin You have to admit it’s a great question: “How did George W Bush go from alcoholic bum to the most powerful figure in the world?” That’s what the American film-maker Oliver Stone says he wants to explain in his forthcoming movie biopic, entitled, simply enough, W. Not surprisingly, Texas-sized dust storms have already blown up in Hollywood and Washington over the film, which is being rushed through production...
  • Oliver Stone Re-Enlists for Duty In Vietnam With My Lai Film (Bruce Willis as Gen. Peers)

    08/28/2007 3:21:28 PM PDT · by hardback · 12 replies · 363+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Tue Aug 28, 1:01 PM ET | Agence France Presse
    LOS ANGELES (AFP) - The rest of Hollywood might be training their camera lenses on the war in Iraq, but veteran director Oliver Stone is preparing to re-enlist for Vietnam, it was reported Tuesday. Stone, who won best director Oscars for his Vietnam War-related dramas "Platoon" and "Born on the Fourth of July," is planning a new film about the investigation into the 1968 My Lai massacre, Daily Variety reported. The 60-year-old director is close to sealing a deal with United Artists to finance the film, titled "Pinkville," while actor Bruce Willis has been confirmed to play the army chief...
  • Ahmadinejad turns down chance to star in Oliver Stone film

    07/02/2007 10:16:13 AM PDT · by freedom44 · 11 replies · 453+ views
    Guardian UK ^ | 7/2/07 | Robert Tait
    His thirst for the limelight has driven him to launch a multilingual blog and issue a string of headline-grabbing statements. But Iran's president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, was surprisingly camera-shy when his extrovert persona drew the attention of Hollywood, turning down a request by Oliver Stone, the director of JFK, Nixon and Platoon, to make a documentary film about him. He dismissed the American film-maker as "part of the Great Satan", the Iranian regime's standard term of abuse for the US. Mr Ahmadinejad's aides said Stone had requested special access to the president after contacting his office through intermediaries in the Iranian...
  • New Movie, World Trade Center

    06/04/2006 9:39:05 PM PDT · by BladeLWS · 8 replies · 342+ views
    I haven't seen anything about this yet, comes out in August. Has Nicholas Cage as the lead actor. Just wow, watch the trailer.
  • Oliver Stone Released After Drug Arrest ( Stone Stoned)

    05/29/2005 8:47:19 AM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 22 replies · 772+ views
    woai.com ^ | 5/29/05 | United Press International
    Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone was free Sunday on $15,000 bond after being arrested on alcohol and drug charges, Beverly Hills police said. Beverly Hills Police Sgt. John Edmundson said officers found an illegal drug in Stone's Mercedes when he was pulled over Friday night at a checkpoint set up for the Memorial Day weekend, CNN reported. Police did not identify the reported illegal substance. Stone was released Saturday morning after his arrest on a misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated and on a drug possession charge, Edmundson said. The filmmaker, who won Best Director Oscars for Platoon (1986) and Born...
  • Oliver Stone Cuts Gay References for 'Alexander' DVD Release

    05/12/2005 7:59:03 AM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 16 replies · 736+ views
    Director Oliver Stone has cut the gay references from his 'Alexander' movie for the DVD version of the 2004 flop. Stone claimed that the Macedonian epic was unpopular with American audiences because of the subtle homosexual content.He said, 'They didn't even read the reviews in the South because the media was using the words-- Alex is Gay.''As a result you can bet that they thought, We're not going to see a film about a military leader that has got something wrong with him.'In the DVD version, Colin Ferell's Alexander the Great character's relationship with Hephaistion--played by Jared Leto--will be portrayed...
  • Doors Manager Danny Sugerman Dead at 50

    01/09/2005 1:59:09 PM PST · by weegee · 6 replies · 556+ views
    Reuters/Hollywood Reporter ^ | Thu Jan 6, 2005 08:21 PM ET | By Chris Morris
    LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Danny Sugerman, longtime manager of the Doors and the principal caretaker of the Los Angeles band's legend, died Wednesday in West Hollywood after a long battle with cancer. He was 50. Sugerman became involved with the Doors as a teenage fan during the group's heyday in the late '60s. He worked as a go-fer for the band, and idolized flamboyant lead singer Jim Morrison. After Morrison's death in Paris in 1971, he became increasingly involved with the surviving members' career and eventually served as their manager. At his death, he was partnered with co-manager Jeff...
  • 'ALEX' NOT SO GREAT

    11/27/2004 12:27:26 AM PST · by kattracks · 170 replies · 5,539+ views
    New York Post ^ | 11/27/04 | Aly Sujo
    "Shlockbuster!" "Borefest!" "Trainwreck!" Oliver Stone's gay sand-and-sandal epic "Alexander" got a thorough critical roasting for its Thanksgiving opening — and Times Square moviegoers yesterday seemed equally allergic to the toga turkey. Dubbed a work of artistic suicide by most critics, the $155-million flick appeared to be headed for the box-office abyss after a limp Wednesday/Thursday take of just over $8 million. "It's garbage," a bewildered Benny Fosco, 28, said after seeing the film at Loews E-Walk yesterday. "I want my money back. This is a hype. Phony as heck." The Warner Brothers release stirred controversy when it emerged that...
  • Stone Hopes Europe Will Like 'Alexander'

    11/25/2004 3:52:24 PM PST · by El Conservador · 31 replies · 873+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | November 25, 2004 | AP
    STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Filmmaker Oliver Stone, whose "Alexander" got a lukewarm reception from critics in America, said Thursday he thought the three-hour epic would get a better welcome in Europe. Stone visited the Stockholm International Film Festival to pick up a lifetime achievement award and promote "Alexander," which was having its European premiere in Stockholm. "I think one of the reasons I am being honored here in Sweden is that (Europeans) tend to see me a little differently than they do in the U.S.," Stone told reporters. He said the film "is not an easy movie, but then I've never...
  • Greek Lawyers Attack 'Alexander' Bisexual Claims (Demand Oliver Stone Fiction Disclaimer on Film)

    11/22/2004 12:28:09 PM PST · by gopwinsin04 · 81 replies · 1,805+ views
    WENN ^ | 11/21/04 | imdb staff
    The makers of Colin Farell's upcoming epic 'Alexander' are facing the threat of lawsuit for claiming warrior Alexander the Great was bisexual.A group of furious Greek lawyers insist the legendary conqueror was heterosexual, and now they are looking into suing film studio Warner Brothers and director Oliver Stone for claims to the contrary.Yannis Varnakos, the spokesman for the 25 lawyers, says, 'The production company should make it clear that this film is pure fiction and not a true depiction of the life of Alexander.'The group of attorneys say they have gathered enough evidence so far to know that there are...
  • Leftists Struggle to Find Fault With Fidel

    05/27/2003 2:24:39 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 16 replies · 221+ views
    Insight ^ | May 26, 2003 | Woody West
    Filmmaker Oliver Stone, whose crazed view of American history is of one evil conspiracy after another, calls him "one of the Earth's wisest people." Bigfoot movie director Steven Spielberg says breathlessly that the time he spent with the man was "the eight most important hours of my life." He's "a genius," spouted actor Jack Nicholson. And Kevin Costner described meeting him as "the experience of a lifetime." Who is this paragon of the species? The lovely Fidel Castro. No one should expect astute, even sensible, opinions from the majority of those whose celebrity is based on a make-believe vocation centered...