Monday, January 21, 2008

Oliver Stone to Do New Bush Film

This is from a few minutes ago as per Reuters. Oliver Stone is shopping around a script to his latest project: a portrait of George W. Bush.
Oliver Stone's latest history-informed film, Alexander, evoked different emotions from international movie-going audiences. It will be interesting to see how the overall text will look.

Here are some snippets from the Reuters piece:

'Stone told Daily Variety that he planned to make "a fair, true portrait" of Bush, focusing on such areas as his relationship with his father, President George H.W. Bush, his wild youth, and his conversion to Christianity.

"It will contain surprises for Bush supporters and his detractors," said Stone.
Read full Reuters article here.

2 comments:

dave said...

Nixon was watchable, but Alexander, i don't know.
what's your take on Alexander's 'success' in Europe? it flopped quite nicely in the US, though....
Stone, at least, tackles history, so that's a good start. i'm not sure about his interpretations of it, but then again, interpretations tend to be idiosyncratic and somewhat 'literary'
did you see that one Stone documentary for HBO? what's the verdict? thanks.
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Becca said...

I enjoyed Alexander because, as you say, it is informed by history.
And finally his relationship with Hephaestion was not kept in the dark.
Wasn't sure about the casting either, though. Josh Brolin is playing Bush? Two thoughts on that: 1) One of these guys lucked out!
2) Oliver Stone has a sense of humor!