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    Oliver Stone Premieres His Daring New Showtime Series 'Untold History of the United States' in New York

    As New York Film Festival selection committee chairman Richard Peña pointed out this past Saturday, October 6th at Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade theater, "The Untold History of the United States" might make a good title for a survey of Oliver Stone’s films. Unfortun...

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    Oliver Stone Talks 'Untold History of U.S.' at NYFF [VIDEO]

    From "Platoon" to "JFK" to "Nixon" and beyond, few filmmakers have done more to challenge the convenient bonafides of US history than Oliver Stone. Judging by the response to yesterday’s sneak peak at his upcoming Showtime series "The Untold History of the United States," the director has lost none...

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    Oscar-Winning Editor and Zurich Film Fest Judge Pietro Scalia Dishes on 'Prometheus,' 'Gladiator' and Winning Robin Williams His Oscar

    Two-time Academy Award-winner Pietro Scalia, the editor best known as Ridley Scott's right-hand man on "Gladiator," "Prometheus," "Black Hawk Down" and many others, is planted in the Swiss city of Zurich for the week to fulfill his duties as a member of the annual film festival's international jury.

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    Oliver Stone on the Drug War 'Farce,' Supporting Ron Paul and Zurich's 'Babes': His 8 Best Quotes From the Zurich Film Festival

    The presence of Oliver Stone at a festival opening all but guarantees a quoteworthy time. So the Zurich Film Festival clearly knew what they were getting when they invited the Academy Award-winning director to attend for a third time to kick off their eighth edition with the European premiere of his...

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    'I Don't Believe in Regrets': John Travolta Opens Up at Zurich Film Fest, Hints at Playing Vince Lombardi in Upcoming Biopic

    Thursday night, Oliver Stone kicked off the 2012 Zurich Film Festival with his latest thriller "Savages," but all eyes were on the film's sole star in attendance, John Travolta, this year's recipient of the Golden Eye, the festival's lifetime achievement award.

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    TCM Programs Month of Political Films, Includes New Doc with Stone, Reiner

    As the nation prepares for the upcoming election, TCM rolls out a month-long program of classic films on politics, as well as the newly produced one-hour special "A Night at the Movies: Hollywood Goes to Washington," featuring interviewees Oliver Stone, Rob Reiner and many more talking about the tre...

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    'Savages': Oliver Stone Collides with the World of 'Breaking Bad'

    Savages begins with an image of severed heads, and like so many Oliver Stone films, the story sounds as if it has substance beneath all its violence. A Mexican drug cartel  has sent this head-rolling video as a warning to a trio of beautiful young things living in idyllic Laguna Beach: And...

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    Savages—movie review

    It isn’t a requirement that you like a movie’s central characters, but it usually helps develop rooting interest. That’s one reason Savages comes up short: it’s difficult to care about anyone. If director and co-writer Oliver Stone had told the story more compactly, or not en...

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    The Films Of Oliver Stone: A Retrospective

    Oliver Stone loves his country, but he is also its loudest critic. Whether tackling history head-on in films like "Platoon" or "Born On The Fourth Of July," or profiling presidents in "JFK," "W." and "Nixon," and even in seemingly genre-centered material like "Natural Born Killers" or "Any Given Sun...

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    'SAVAGES' Featurette & Clips: Hayek, Travolta & Del Toro Wipe the Floor with Lively, Kitsch & Johnson

    Oliver Stone's "SAVAGES" arrives this weekend and if Blake Lively in a three-way isn't enough to get you to the theaters, there's a handful of featurettes and clips to wet your appetite below...

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