The Oliver Stone Encyclopedia

Oliver Stone has written and directed many memorable movies whereas additionally constructing a name for tackling arguable matters, equivalent to the Turkish criminal process (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 occasions got Oscars for his work.

In The Oliver StoneEncyclopedia, James M. Welsh and Donald M. Whaley supply an overarching review of Stone's paintings as screenwriter, manufacturer, and director. whereas the entries during this quantity tackle the entire traditional elements of Stone’s occupation, in addition they discover new avenues of serious assessment, particularly impacts resembling Friedrich Nietzsche and Buddhism, which Stone switched over to within the Nineteen Nineties. furthermore, 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 way of a bibliography of released resources, either in print and on-line. A accomplished and fascinating exam of the director, The Oliver Stone Encyclopedia will attract students and lovers alike because the such a lot accomplished reference in this director's physique of work.

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Welsh Reference Michael Friscolanti, “The finish: Jonathan Frid (1924–2012),” Maclean’s: Canada’s nationwide journal a hundred twenty five, no. 17 (May 7, 2012): sixty six. 10/24/12 12:04 PM G GABLE, CLARK (1901–1960) significant movie superstar of the Nineteen Thirties who, in addition to Tarzan, Errol Flynn, Ernest Hemingway, and James Bond, was once one among Oliver Stone’s boyhood heroes. Stone has acknowledged that he widespread those heroes for his or her “rectitude,” and that he was once considering those “good men” while he created the nature of Sergeant Elias in Platoon (1986), who keeps his ethical compass within the Vietnam warfare.

James M. Welsh. See additionally ON background: TARIQ ALI AND OLIVER STONE IN dialog. Reference Tariq and Oliver Stone, On background: Tariq Ali and Oliver Stone in dialog (Chicago, IL: Haymarket Books, 2011). ALLEN, JOAN (1956–) Celebrated level and reveal actress whose functionality as Pat Nixon in 1996 for Oliver Stone’s Nixon earned her first Oscar nomination for most sensible helping Actress. Her moment Academy Award nomination her portrayal of Elizabeth Proctor in Nicholas Hytner’s movie version of Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible (1996), which additionally produced a Golden Globe nomination for most sensible Actress.

Ngor’s autobiography, A Cambodian Odyssey, used to be released in 1987. He was once shot to loss of life in 1996. —James M. Welsh NIETZSCHE, FRIEDRICH [WILHELM] (1844–1900) German thinker whose writings stimulated Oliver Stone’s considering and lifestyle and whose principles assisted in shaping a couple of Stone’s video clips, together with Conan the Barbarian (1982), Platoon (1986), The doorways (1991), traditional Born Killers (1994), and Any Given Sunday (1999). one of the main influential thinkers of the fashionable period, Friedrich Nietzsche was once born the son of a Lutheran minister on October 15, 1844, at Röcken, within the Prussian province of Saxony.

Welsh 10/24/12 12:04 PM E eight MILLION how one can DIE (1986) DIRECTOR : Hal Ashby. SCREENPLAY : Oliver Stone, Lance Hill (as David Lee Henry), Robert Towne, Hal Ashby, and Don Edwards (uncredited). CO-PRODUCERS : Steve Roth and Charles B. Mulvehill. govt manufacturer: Mark Damon. images : Stephen H. Burum. modifying : Robert Lawrence and Stuart Pappé. track: James Newton Howard. creation layout: Michael Haller. C A S T : Jeff Bridges (Matt Scudder), Rosanna Arquette (Sarah). Alexandra Paul (Sunny), Randy Brooks (Willie “Chance” Walker), Andy Garcia (Angel Moldonado), et al.

Now we have researched the sources—literary, cinematic, philosophical—for the information in his movies and feature written essays exhibiting the impression of these resources on Stone’s paintings. See, for instance, our essay on Nobel Prize–winning writer Gabriel García Márquez, to profit how his novels prompted Salvador; or the access on director Sam Peckinpah, for a way his movies formed ordinary Born Killers; or the access on Buddhism, to determine how Buddhist philosophy seems in Heaven and Earth. A observe approximately delusion, “MYTHIC HISTORY,” THE authentic, the fictitious, AND THE “TRUTHFUL” something is obvious to us: Oliver Stone has been formed via severe analyzing and by means of rules that he has internalized after which recycled apparently via his movies, akin to the “monomyth,” an concept borrowed from James Joyce and placed to paintings structurally by way of Joseph Campbell in his seminal paintings, The Hero with one thousand Faces, which provided a scheme and a paradigm that prompted not just Oliver Stone yet a complete new release of Hollywood filmmakers.

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