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The Films of Oliver Stone

Author: Don Kunz
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 1997.
Series: Filmmakers series, no. 55.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Films of Oliver Stone is a collection of essays on the work of one of Hollywood's most successful and controversial contemporary filmmakers. Stone's work has played a major role in the debate over whether Hollywood has promoted the decline of American culture during the last decade or merely reflected it." "The Films of Oliver Stone provides a more sophisticated, detailed, and probing analysis of Stone's career  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Films of Oliver Stone.
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 1997
(OCoLC)605104474
Named Person: Oliver Stone; Oliver Stone; Oliver Stone; Oliver Stone
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Don Kunz
ISBN: 0810832976 9780810832978
OCLC Number: 36260471
Notes: "Directorʼs filmography": pages 285-289.
Description: xxx, 307 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Understanding Oliver Stone. Oliver Stone : an interview with the director / David Breskin --
Seizure and The hand. The hysterical imagination : the horror films of Oliver Stone / David Sanjek --
Salvador. Manifestations of foreign culture through paradox in Salvador / John F. Stone --
Platoon. The colonialist subtext in Platoon / Clyde Taylor. Oliver Stone's journey to myth-country : Platoon and the cultural history of adventure / Donald Whaley --
Wall Street. Wall Street : the commodification of perception / Jack Boozer, Jr. --
Talk radio. Oliver Stone's Talk radio / Don Kunz --
Born on the Fourth of July. Oliver Stone's film adaptation of Born on the Fourth of July : redefining masculine heroism / Don Kunz --
The Doors. "Enough to base a movie on?" / Suzanne E. O'Hop --
JFK. JFK : historical fact/historical film / Robert A. Rosenstone. The rhetorical structure of Oliver Stone's JFK / Martin J. Medhurst. JFK : the lesson and legacy of Vietnam / Jim Welsh --
Heaven and earth. When man and woman changed places ... / Bryan Marinelli --
Natural born killers. Natural born killers and American decline / Daniel Green --
Nixon. "Citizen Nixon" --
Oliver Stone's Wellesian view of a failed public figure / Frank E. Beaver.
Series Title: Filmmakers series, no. 55.
Responsibility: edited by Don Kunz.

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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).  Read more...

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