Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 September 2016

304 Pages | 11 black & white illustrations

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719099168

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The cinema of Oliver Stone

Art, authorship and activism

First Edition

Author Ian Scott and Henry Thompson

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Provides an unparalleled in-depth account of director Oliver Stone's engagement with film and US politics, spanning thirty years and including both his drama and documentary work
  • Covers his early work, including Platoon (1986) and Wall Street (1987) as well as contemporary dramas and documentaries such as World Trade Center (2006), Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010) and The Untold History of the United States (2012)
  • Based on a detailed study of previously unseen production files from Oliver Stone's personal archive as well as hours of interviews with the director
  • Provides not simply a chronology of Stone's work but a synthesis into the major themes that have informed Stone's filmmaking and life more generally: war, politics, money, love, corporations
  • Includes verbatim text of interviews conducted by the authors with Oliver Stone where he talks about his films, the art of filmmaking, the movie industry in Hollywood and US politics. The book also includes a number of photographs from Oliver Stone's personal photo archive.

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