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Oliver Stone
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The truth is not being aired in the West. It's a surreal perversion of history that's going on once again, as in Bush pre-Iraq 'WMD' campaign. Oliver Stone
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I've liked different women at different times in my life. I've been attracted to white women. I've been attracted to black women. I've been attracted to Asian women. I've been attracted to various subspecies of women. I can say with gratitude that I've been able to experiment. Oliver Stone
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In any film there's always a historical implication. Oliver Stone
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My protest against digital has been me saying, "What's going to happen to film?" The result is that Kodak is out of business. That's a national tragedy. We've got to keep making film. Oliver Stone
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We are seeing entertainment become politics and we're seeing people acting out in ways that are extremely violent and destabilizing. No rules apply. We're in an era of no rules now, it seems. Oliver Stone
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What needs to happen is more of a global understanding, and I believe the United States can work as a global partner and not be the hegemon. Oliver Stone
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I think experience will teach you a combination of liberalism and conservatism. We have to be progressive and at the same time we have to retain values. We have to hold onto the past as we explore the future. Oliver Stone
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When I was a child, I'd see a movie, I took it for what it was, I enjoyed it. And if I believed it I would tend to be more interested in knowing more about it. Oliver Stone
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Coming Home had been made before and Apocalypse Now and Deer Hunter, different kinds of movies. Oliver Stone
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I went to Vietnam, and I was there for a long time. [Using marijuana] made the difference between staying human or, as Michael Douglas said, becoming a beast. Oliver Stone
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I'd love to do historical pictures more, but I don't know if I can. Oliver Stone
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We should look to (Castro) as one of the Earth's wisest people, one of the people we should consult. Oliver Stone
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We all have idealism. We think we're healthy and then, all of a sudden, one day, you have cancer. The truth has a mind of its own. Oliver Stone
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Conspiracy nut, leftist, madman. These are terms of dismissal so you don't have to listen to the argument. It would be healthier and more fun to hear what someone has to say. Oliver Stone
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Kennedy was significantly different than Eisenhower before him, and different from Johnson after him. So those three years were the beginning of a detente with the Soviet Union, a new feeling for peace, a seeking out of a new ally with the Soviet Union - the end of the Cold War, as Kennedy called it in his American University speech. Oliver Stone
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JFK was leading the world, leading the United States into a new position with the Soviet Union. He was calling for the end of the Cold War. He would have been reelected in 1964 because he was vastly popular. Oliver Stone
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Never underestimate the power of jealousy and the power of envy to destroy. Never underestimate that. Oliver Stone
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I do believe that movies are subject to a million interpretations. Oliver Stone
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I have the right to interpretation as a dramatist. I research. It's my responsibility to find the research. It's my responsibility to digest it and do the best that I can with it. But at a certain point that responsibility will become an interpretation. Oliver Stone
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I'd like to do a story about the medieval ages where in every scene you'd sort of feel that you were in the 12th century. That would be great to get that feeling. Oliver Stone
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You do the best job you can. You take it step by step. It's hard enough to make a movie. If it works, that's great. If it means something beyond the moment to somebody, they can take it and it lasts through the years, we'll see. Oliver Stone
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Football is mesmerizing, because it's a figurative war. You go in one direction till you get there, but you get there as a team, not as an individual. Players bond whether they're black or white, much as soldiers do. Oliver Stone
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I don't think most people in the US realize how important WikiLeaks is and why Julian's case needs support. Oliver Stone
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I think that many people in history who had power were bumped off because they had power. Oliver Stone
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There's an electrical thing about movies. Oliver Stone
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It's interesting that when economic times were the hardest, that's when many people embraced liberalism. Oliver Stone
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When you look at a movie, you look at a director's thought process. Oliver Stone
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I've met people who will go to a movie that I can't stand and they say that they saw that movie ten times. There's something they like and identified in that movie, and I don't see it. Oliver Stone
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Forget the grand plan. Forget the master scheme. Forget control. That is the bleak but true basis of independent cinema. Inch by motherfuking inch we must, because we have no other choice. Oliver Stone
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The worst nightmare I ever had about Vietnam was that I had to go back. I woke up in a sweat, in total terror. Oliver Stone
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Greed-for lack of a better word-is good. Greed is right. Greed works. Oliver Stone
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Nationalism and patriotism are the two most evil forces that I know of in this century or in any century and cause more wars and more death and more destruction to the soul and to human life than anything else. Oliver Stone
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I'm going to hold onto my Blu-ray collection because I really think it's hardware and it's important. I don't want to live in a cloud, all my life. Oliver Stone
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The truth is not being aired in the West. It's a surreal perversion of history that's going on once again, as in Bush pre-Iraq "WMD" campaign. Oliver Stone
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The second [presidential] term changes, and I think that John F. Kennedy certainly ran on that and he knew that second term would give him oxygen, and he needed it. Unfortunately, he didn't get there. Oliver Stone
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This myth that America has this atomic bomb that makes us right, it makes us good, it makes us set the agenda for the world. Everywhere, we can go global, we determine. Oliver Stone
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I am not trying to be a historian and a dramatist; I'm a dramatist, a dramatic historian, or one who does a dramatic interpretation of history. Oliver Stone
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The secret to writing a screenplay is keeping your ass in the chair. Oliver Stone
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I like automatic weapons. I fought for my right to use them in Vietnam. Oliver Stone
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I'm a dramatist. Dramatists have a right to look at history and interpret it the way they see it. Oliver Stone
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Bin Laden was completely protected by the oil companies in this country who told [President] Bush not to go after him because it would piss off the Saudis. Oliver Stone
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What Chavez has done [in Venezuela] is that he has brought extreme poverty to an end. Oliver Stone
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The first casualty of war is innocence. Oliver Stone
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Many films are forgotten and deserve to be, but others glom onto the DNA and they keep a share of the collective consciousness. It's a profound question: What are we here for? What is the purpose, the sum effect of our work? Oliver Stone
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I will come out with my interpretation. If I'm wrong, fine. It will become part of the debris of history, part of the give and take. Oliver Stone
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I've been to war, and it's not easy to kill. It's bloody and messy and totally horrifying, and the consequences are serious. Oliver Stone
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I was lost, and that war [in Vietnam] was very alienating - not that I was against it or for it, but I was just lost after that war. As were many Americans. Oliver Stone
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Crom, I have never prayed to you before. I have no tongue for it. No one, not even you, will remember if we were good men or bad. Why we fought, and why we died. All that matters is that today, two stood against many. Valour pleases you, so grant me this one request. Grant me revenge! And if you do not listen, the HELL with you! Oliver Stone
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I suppose in our culture - in our lifetime - we've always enjoyed people who tell it straight. We like our presidents, our comedians, and our actors to do that . . . It's funny. You say that people prefer a tasteful formalism - as opposed to an oppressive formalism - but I do feel very strongly that form follows function. Oliver Stone
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I might as well be myself. Everyone else is taken. Oliver Stone
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You don't always have to have an e-book. You can have a real book. I'd like to see the old way maintain. Oliver Stone
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Unfortunately, the truth is that people do go scot-free and it's unfair. A lot of the top drug people who have been arrested are also free. Oliver Stone
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By creating false environment of a war on drugs, and cruel and unusual punishment with these crimes, 50% of our U.S. population is in jail without having hurt anybody, mostly for drugs. Oliver Stone
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[Fidel Castro] has a very good [human rights] record. Oliver Stone
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There is nothing inherently wrong with greed as a human motivator-greed motivating evolution. Oliver Stone
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I do believe there are leaders who are like lightning and they come along and they lead. The Lincolns of the world, the Alexander the Greats, they do exist. They have existed. Oliver Stone
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Fear may very well be a caveman fear of the predator, of the giant lizard chasing them - maybe that's what Steven Spielberg connects with so well in Lost World. Oliver Stone
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[Nixon] reduced the meaning of his life to nothing but power. In the film, we gave this sad figure consciousness of what he was. We weren't right to do that - I don't think he did have that consciousness. But we did it for movie reasons - to create empathy. Oliver Stone
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Venezuela is a democratically elected government. These people who keep protesting are sore losers, Oliver Stone
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But I suppose film is distinctive because of its nature, of its being able to cut through time with editing. Oliver Stone
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I would vote for the man who's lived life, who's done different occupations, who's been out in the real world and struggled to make a living, struggled to raise a family, struggled with life as it exists. So I'd vote for experience, honest experience. Oliver Stone
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Well first of all you have to make the character strong so that people can follow that. And then hopefully that character can integrate with the background of the social situation that people can recognize. Oliver Stone
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I have skipped from style to style from film to film, and I love doing that because it's given me the ability to free myself from the past. Perhaps one of the worst feelings that I can have is the feeling that I'm locked in, like a prisoner of myself, which is something we all feel at some point in our lives. So part of making those stylistic jumps is just to free myself up-to get away from the old or the old Oliver Stone. Oliver Stone
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Obama took a bad situation and, in certain ways, made it worse. ... I find Obama scary in a way that I had not done in 2008. Oliver Stone
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I make my films like you're going to die if you miss the next minute. You better not go get popcorn. Oliver Stone
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What scares me most about the media is that so many of them don't realize that by presenting and highlighting certain issues, opinions, and perspectives over others, they can manipulate and control people's beliefs in subtle ways. Oliver Stone
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I couldn't despise a man more than George W. Bush. Oliver Stone
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If anything, if you can get somebody interested in something and get them excited, that's great. You should be praised for having opened the debate and having asked the right questions. Oliver Stone
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You're not a historian, but most historians will tell you that they make very discrete judgment as to what facts to omit in order to make their book into some shape, some length that can be managed. Oliver Stone
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Money itself isn't lost or made, it's simply transferred from one perception to another. This painting here. I bought it 10 years ago for 60 thousand dollars. I could sell it today for 600. The illusion has become real and the more real it becomes, the more desperately they want it. Oliver Stone
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