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Stone: The Controversies, Excesses and Exploits of a Radical Filmmaker
     

Stone: The Controversies, Excesses and Exploits of a Radical Filmmaker

by James Riordan
 

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The author of Break on Through, the classic Jim Morrison biography, now offers the first biography of Oliver Stone, the outspoken, Oscar-winning director, whose controversial, often incendiary films, including JFK, Platoon, and Natural Born Killers, have entertained and infuriated filmgoers and filmmakers alike for over a decade. of photos.

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The author of Break on Through, the classic Jim Morrison biography, now offers the first biography of Oliver Stone, the outspoken, Oscar-winning director, whose controversial, often incendiary films, including JFK, Platoon, and Natural Born Killers, have entertained and infuriated filmgoers and filmmakers alike for over a decade. of photos.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Biography of the controversial director. (Dec.)
Library Journal
From Midnight Express to Natural Born Killers, Oliver Stone has built a reputation by pursuing controversial subjects and risky, on-the-edge filmmaking. The author considers Stone "a mass of contradictions held together by enormous willpower." In this book, which had the cooperation of Stone and most of his colleagues, Riordan discusses Stone's difficult relationship with his father, his Vietnam experience, periods of drug use, marriage, and his immense immersion in each film, in which Stone almost always becomes the main character. The book examines each film in detail, outlining major themes and providing vivid anecdotes. A listing of Stone's early screenplays and producing credits are also given. Far superior to Norman Kagan's The Cinema of Oliver Stone (LJ 5/15/95), this is highly recommended for all film collections.-Stephen Rees, Bucks Cty. Free Lib., Levittown, Pa.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786860265
Publisher:
Hachette Books
Publication date:
06/17/1994
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
592
Product dimensions:
6.37(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.50(d)

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