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The Films of Oliver Stone : Filmmakers Series - Don Kunz

The Films of Oliver Stone

Filmmakers Series

By: Don Kunz

Hardcover

Published: 28th January 1997
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Features an interview with Oliver Stone followed by 15 essays that examine his films, from his inauspicious directorial debut with Seizure (1974) through Nixon (1995).

...a thought-provoking collection of essays on Stone...includes one of the best interviews I've ever read with Oliver Stone... * Curio * Carefully selected and diversified,The Films of Oliver Stone takes a probing look at an important American presence. Without question, this book-a welcome addition to cinema scholarship-fosters new understanding about a director noted for his 'hard work, hard scrapping, and dogged persistence.' * Film & History: An Interdisciplinary Journal * An intelligent assessment of the director's output...it...benefits from a lengthy interview with Stone. * Film Review * ...a thought-provoking collection of essays on Stone...includes one of the best interviews I've ever read with Oliver Stone... Curio Carefully selected and diversified,The Films of Oliver Stone takes a probing look at an important American presence. Without question, this book-a welcome addition to cinema scholarship-fosters new understanding about a director noted for his 'hard work, hard scrapping, and dogged persistence.' Film & History: An Interdisciplinary Journal An intelligent assessment of the director's output...it...benefits from a lengthy interview with Stone. Film Review

Preface
Acknowledgments
Understanding Oliver Stonep. 1
Oliver Stone: An Interview with the Directorp. 3
Seizure and The Handp. 65
The Hysterical Imagination: The Horror Films of Oliver Stonep. 67
Salvadorp. 83
Manifestations of Foreign Culture through Paradox in Salvadorp. 85
Salvador: Oliver Stone and the Center of Indifferencep. 97
Platoonp. 107
The Colonialist Subtext in Platoonp. 109
Oliver Stone's Journey to Myth-Country: Platoon and the Cultural History of Adventurep. 113
Wall Streetp. 125
Wall Street: The Commodification of Perceptionp. 127
Talk Radiop. 145
Oliver Stone's Talk Radiop. 147
Born on the Fourth of Julyp. 157
Oliver Stone's Film Adaptation of Born on the Fourth of July: Redefining Masculine Heroismp. 159
The Doorsp. 179
"Enough to Base a Movie On?"p. 181
JFKp. 197
JFK: Historical Fact/Historical Filmp. 199
The Rhetorical Structure of Oliver Stone's JFKp. 207
JFK: The Lesson and Legacy of Vietnamp. 227
Heaven and Earthp. 239
When Man and Woman Changed Places....p. 241
Natural Born Killersp. 257
Natural Born Killers and American Declinep. 259
Nixonp. 273
"Citizen Nixon" - Oliver Stone's Wellesian View of a Failed Public Figurep. 275
The Director's Filmographyp. 285
Indexp. 291
Notes on Contributorsp. 305
About the Editorp. 309
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ISBN: 9780810832978
ISBN-10: 0810832976
Series: Filmmakers Series
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 340
Published: 28th January 1997
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.57