The Oliver Stone Encyclopedia

The Oliver Stone Encyclopedia


Oliver Stone has written and directed many memorable motion pictures whereas additionally constructing a name for tackling debatable matters, resembling the Turkish legal process (Midnight Express), the Vietnam warfare (Platoon and Born at the Fourth of July), insider buying and selling (Wall Street), presidential assassination (JFK), and a voyeuristic media (Natural Born Killers). alongside the way in which, Stone has been nominated for greater than 10 Academy Awards and 3 occasions obtained Oscars for his work.

In The Oliver StoneEncyclopedia, James M. Welsh and Donald M. Whaley supply an overarching evaluate of Stone's paintings as screenwriter, manufacturer, and director. whereas the entries during this quantity tackle all the ordinary points of Stone’s profession, in addition they discover new avenues of severe evaluate, particularly impacts similar to Friedrich Nietzsche and Buddhism, which Stone switched over to within the Nineties. additionally, this quantity lines Stone’s obsession with Latin American politics, obtrusive in his movie Salvador (1986), his screenplay for Alan Parker’s Evita (1996), and the documentaries Commandante (2003), Looking for Fidel (2004), and South of the Border (2010).

Each access is by means of a bibliography of released resources, either in print and on-line. A accomplished and interesting exam of the director, The Oliver Stone Encyclopedia will attract students and lovers alike because the so much entire reference in this director's physique of work.

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