The Oliver Stone Encyclopedia

The Oliver Stone Encyclopedia


Oliver Stone has written and directed many memorable movies whereas additionally constructing a name for tackling debatable matters, akin to the Turkish legal method (Midnight Express), the Vietnam struggle (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 best way, Stone has been nominated for greater than 10 Academy Awards and 3 instances got Oscars for his work.

In The Oliver StoneEncyclopedia, James M. Welsh and Donald M. Whaley supply an overarching assessment of Stone's paintings as screenwriter, manufacturer, and director. whereas the entries during this quantity handle all the ordinary facets of Stone’s profession, in addition they discover new avenues of severe evaluate, specially affects corresponding 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 through a bibliography of released assets, either in print and on-line. A complete and fascinating exam of the director, The Oliver Stone Encyclopedia will entice students and lovers alike because the such a lot complete reference in this director's physique of work.

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