Virgin Film Oliver Stone

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Virgin Film  Oliver Stone

Three-time Oscar winner Oliver Stone is one of the most controversial and well-known contemporary American directors. He began his professional life as a screen writer and was responsible for the scripts of Midnight Express and Scarface. As a director he made one of the all-time great Vietnam war movies, Platoon, and went on to helm such definitive cinematic works as Wall Street, Born on the Fourth of July, JFK, Natural Born Killers and, most recently, Alexander - an epic biography of the legendary Greek king starring Colin Farrell and Anthony Hopkins. This indispensable guide takes each of Stone's writing and directoial features in chronological order, discussing them within categories such as Casting, Cut Scenes, Music Conspiriacy Theory? and Controversy. It looks at the inspiration behind his work, its connection with the real world and the story behind each film's development. Whether the subject is war, politics, sport or the defining aspects of an era, Stone is an expert at polarising audience views. This is an essential reference for all fans of Oliver Stone, writer, director and one of the most influential filmmakers of the last twenty-five years.

Virgin Film Ridley Scott

The real beach, also seen in the film, was about an hour away from the camp location. ... The film's editor was Pietro Scalia who had worked as an assistant editor on The Doors (Oliver Stone, 1990), JFK (Oliver Stone, 1991), ...

Virgin Film  Ridley Scott

This indispensable guide provides a thorough chronological examination of Ridley Scott's directorial career. All of Scott's films are included, along with information on his frequent collaborators, his thoughts on his own films, and a section on his unrealised projects. This is the essential reference guide to one of mainstream cinema's most diverse directors.

The Oliver Stone Encyclopedia

SALEWICZ, CHRIS Author of Oliver Stone: Close Up: The Making of His Movies (1997), as part of the Close Up series of biographies. ... SCREENPLAY: Oliver Stone and Richard Boyle. ... RELEASED BY: Hemdale and Virgin Films.

The Oliver Stone Encyclopedia

The 'Oliver Stone encyclopedia' provides an overarching evaluation of Stone's work as a screenwriter, producer, and director. Each entry is followed by a bibliography of published sources, both in print and online.

Coen Brothers Virgin Film

Fourth of July (Oliver Stone, 1989) and Requiem for a Dream (Darren Aronofsky, 2000). Dan Hedaya came to the film from supporting roles in films such as The Seduction of ]oe Tynan (Jerry Schatzberg, 1979) and True Confessions (Ulu ...

Coen Brothers   Virgin Film

Joel and Ethan Coen make up one of the most original and unconventional movie-making partnerships to come out of America at the end of the 20th century. From their debut tour de force Blood Simple to the hugely acclaimed The Man Who Wasn't There, the brothers' films have attracted critical kudos and commercial success in equal measure due to their irreverent, individual and technically virtuoso nature. Each of their films defies categorisation, yet you're never in any doubt you're watching a Coen brothers movie. This exploration of the movie career of Hollywood's best-loved outsiders charts their rise from cult favourites to box-office contenders, whilst combining indispensable reference material and critical analysis of their films.

Comic Book Movies Virgin Film

It had long been rumoured, however, that Oliver Stone had been trying to make a film based on Frank Miller's Epic Comics mini-series Elektra: Assassin, but Stone's plans did not come to fruition before the character of Elektra was sold ...

Comic Book Movies   Virgin Film

The superheroes are back! Since the 1970s, the film world has found inspiration in comic books and graphic novels. These days no summer is complete without a major blockbuster movie based on a comic: Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, X-Men, Men in Black, Daredevil, and The Hulk. Modern special effects have made large-scale superhero epics possible, but the diversity of the comics being published has made for a wide variety of subjects, as evidenced by Ghost World, From Hell, Akira and Road to Perdition. This book looks in detail at twenty key titles, covering every step of the development from comic book panel to feature film frame. Includes interviews with key creative artists about the evolution of the films from the original comics, and speculates about future films.

War Films

War films have existed since the birth of cinema. This book explores defining films of the genre in sections covering different wars, as well as wars with other worlds.

War Films

War films have existed since the birth of cinema. This book explores defining films of the genre in sections covering different wars, as well as wars with other worlds. It offers links between the different films, of historical and cinematic worth, and profiles of key actors and directors.

Film Review

WIN A PACKED ALEXANDER GOODY BAG OR 2 - DISC DVD ! IRGIN ADDICT CARD * Virgin megastores virginmegastores.co.uk FRIGHT NIGHT THREE. OLIVER STONE'S star - studded epic takes the viewer on a sweeping journey through the life of Alexander ...

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Cannes A Festival Virgin s Guide 7th Edition

Attending the Cannes Film Festival, for Filmmakers and Film Industry Professionals. ... Previous speakers in the various categories have included Oliver Stone, Stephen Frears, Wong Kar-Wai, Catherine Deneuve, Max von Sydow, ...

Cannes   A Festival Virgin s Guide  7th Edition

Cannes - A Festival Virgin's Guide (7th Edition) is the definitive handbook for filmmakers and film industry professionals looking to attend the Cannes Film Festival. Demystifying the event and providing practical advice for attending, the book is about helping you make the most of your visit to the world's most famous film festival, and most importantly, assisting you in coming out with your wallet intact. Packaged as a handy travel-sized book, Cannes - A Festival Virgin's Guide walks you through the city, the festival, and the business of Cannes, examining all of the details that are necessary to make your trip successful and cost-effective. In addition, there are six appendices of contacts and useful information for your reference, and we present a series of interviews with a range of professionals from across the industry so you can get the inside word on the event from group of Cannes veterans.

Your Mother s Not a Virgin

I replayed for her my non-conversation with Oliver Stone, and my desire to finally tell her father's story, and could I speak to him? “John, Dad has been ill for ... That would mean an enormous box office hit for JFK, an historic film.

Your Mother s Not a Virgin

A high school dropout at 15, and deported from Canada at 17, John Barbour is recognized as "the godfather of reality TV" for his role as the creator, producer, co-host, and writer of the trendsetting hit Real People. He won the first of his five Emmys as the original host of AM LA in 1970, where he interviewed controversial anti-war guests like Mohammed Ali, Cesar Chavez, and Jane Fonda. He was the first in America to do film reviews on the news, winning three more consecutive Emmys as KNBC's Critic-At-Large. He spent ten years as Los Angeles Magazine's most widely read and quoted critic and early in his career, he made stand-up comedy appearances on The Dean Martin Show, The Tonight Show, and others. In 1992 he wrote and directed the award-winning The Garrison Tapes, which Director Oliver Stone heralded as "the perfect companion piece to my movie, JFK." In 2017 he wrote and directed part two: The American Media and the Second Assassination of President John F. Kennedy, which was applauded as "the definitive film on JFK and the rise of Fake News." In this highly entertaining, deeply informative autobiography, readers will discover what a multifaceted storyteller Barbour is.

The Thirteenth Virgin Film Guide

The Thirteenth Virgin Film Guide

The critically acclaimed Virgin Film Guide makes every film count by providing more information on the films that matter from the 1930s to the present day. It offers fuller credits, longer synopses and reviews plus comprehensive Oscars information, alternative titles, a complete star rating and a comprehensive index of directors. It also draws on the expertise of TV Guide's entire team of film experts - each skilled in a different kind of film, from classic Hollywood musicals to low-budget cult favourites - giving the reader more informed and opinionated critique than other books of this kind.

Responses to Oliver Stone s Alexander

Film, History, and Cultural Studies Paul Cartledge, Fiona Rose Greenland. Crane, Remy. 2004. ... 2004. The Making of Alexander. Oxford: R & L. Lavington, Stephen. 2004. Oliver Stone. London. Virgin Books. Marinelli, Bryan. 1997.

Responses to Oliver Stone   s Alexander

The charismatic Alexander the Great of Macedon (356–323 B.C.E.) was one of the most successful military commanders in history, conquering Asia Minor, Egypt, Persia, central Asia, and the lands beyond as far as Pakistan and India. Alexander has been, over the course of two millennia since his death at the age of thirty-two, the central figure in histories, legends, songs, novels, biographies, and, most recently, films. In 2004 director Oliver Stone’s epic film Alexander generated a renewed interest in Alexander the Great and his companions, surroundings, and accomplishments, but the critical response to the film offers a fascinating lesson in the contentious dialogue between historiography and modern entertainment. This volume brings together an intriguing mix of leading scholars in Macedonian and Greek history, Persian culture, film studies, classical literature, and archaeology—including some who were advisors for the film—and includes an afterword by Oliver Stone discussing the challenges he faced in putting Alexander’s life on the big screen. The contributors scrutinize Stone’s project from its inception and design to its production and reception, considering such questions as: Can a film about Alexander (and similar figures from history) be both entertaining and historically sound? How do the goals of screenwriters and directors differ from those of historians? How do Alexander’s personal relationships—with his mother Olympias, his wife Roxane, his lover Hephaistion, and others—affect modern perceptions of Alexander? Several of the contributors also explore reasons behind the film’s tepid response at the box office and subsequent controversies.

Time Flies

... to have dinner and discuss marketing plans with Oliver Stone, whose film Salvador Virgin distributed in the UK, or Carlos Saura, ... I could never quite persuade myself that it could be as satisfying as producing their movies.

Time Flies

Time Flies is an idiosyncratic memoir with a distinctive voice and a sense of the absurd: a wistful, reflective, sometimes comic view of a childhood in a remote mining village in Southern Spain, the dislocating shock of a Scottish boarding school education, and a remarkable introduction to working life in London at Time Out then at Virgin, both at the peak of their maverick self-confidence. A tireless spokesman for the company, and an improbable mouthpiece for the Sex Pistols at the time of their greatest fame and vilification, he later went on to produce numerous notable films, several classics among them. 'A significant Australian filmmaker, Al Clark is also a superb writer and humorist, as this first volume of memoirs attests. A joyful experience.' — Phillip Adams 'An extraordinary life, observed with humour and fascinating tales of celebrities in the music and movie worlds.' — Bruce Beresford

Scorsese

Virgin Film Jim Sangster ... Willem Dafoe appeared in Oliver Stone's Vietnam films Platoon (1986) and Born on the Fourth of July (1989), Alan Parker's Mississippi Burning (1988) and, as the Green Goblin, in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man (2002) ...

Scorsese

Martin Scorsese’s obsession with sin and redemption, conflict and violence runs through much of his work. This essential guide to Scorsese explores his career from his early student works, including It’s Not Just You, Murray!: through his personal examinations of his Italian American heritage in Mean Streets, Italianamerican and Goodfellas: the extreme violence of Raging Bull, Taxi Driver and Cape Fear: and the religious themes – from a director who originally wanted to be a priest – of The Last Temptation of Christ and Kundun. Including all Scorsese’s films up to Gangs of New York, this is a comprehensive study of the work of this widely respected film maker. Also covering his influences, the controversy surrounding his films, exhaustive music lists and long-time collaborations, this is an extensive analysis of the most consistently passionate, committed and inventive film director of the last thirty years.

Focus On 100 Most Popular American Satirical Films

"MOVIES : Natural Born Actor : Comic titan Rodney Dangerfield is getting respect for his performance as a hateful dad in ... Oliver Stone. London: Virgin Books, 2004. ^ Leong, Ian, Mike Sell, and Kelly Thomas. "Mad Love, Mobile Homes, ...

Focus On  100 Most Popular American Satirical Films


Focus On 100 Most Popular American Crime Drama Films

"MOVIES : Natural Born Actor : Comic titan Rodney Dangerfield is getting respect for his performance as a hateful dad in ... Oliver Stone. London: Virgin Books, 2004. ^ Leong, Ian, Mike Sell, and Kelly Thomas. "Mad Love, Mobile Homes, ...

Focus On  100 Most Popular American Crime Drama Films


The Oliver Stone Experience

(opposite) Oliver Stone and cinematographer Robert Richardson on the set of Talk Radio. ... We shot it at Las Colinas, which was a new studio outside Dallas, a virgin kind ... In this film you've got a lot of shots like that, ...

The Oliver Stone Experience

Stone himself serves as guide to this no-holds-barred retrospective—an extremely candid and comprehensive monograph of the renowned and controversial writer, director, and cinematic historian in interview form. Over the course of five years, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone (Midnight Express, Scarface, Platoon, JFK, Natural Born Killers, Snowden) and New York Times bestselling author Matt Zoller Seitz (The Wes Anderson Collection) discussed, debated, and deconstructed the arc of Stone's outspoken, controversial life and career with extraordinary candor. This book collects those conversations for the first time, including anecdotes about Stone's childhood, Vietnam, his struggles with post-traumatic stress disorder, and his continual struggle to reinvent himself as an artist. Their dialogue is illustrated by hundreds of never-before-seen photographs and documents from Stone's personal archive, dating back to Stone's birth: personal snapshots, private correspondence, annotated script pages and storyboards, behind-the-scenes photography, and production files from all of his films to date—through 2016's Snowden, and including Stone's epic Showtime mini-series Untold HIstory of the United States. Critical commentary from Seitz on each of Stone's films is joined by original essays from filmmaker Ramin Bahrani; writer, editor, and educator Kiese Laymon; writer and actor Jim Beaver; and film critics Walter Chaw, Michael Guarnieri, Kim Morgan, and Alissa Wilkinson. At once a complex analysis of a master director’s vision and a painfully honest critical biography in widescreen technicolor, The Oliver Stone Experience is as daring, intense, and provocative as Stone’s films—it's an Oliver Stone movie about Oliver Stone, in the form of a book. Both this book and Stone’s highly anticipated film, Snowden, will be released in September 2016 to coincide with Stone’s seventieth birthday (September 15, 1946). Also available from Matt Zoller Seitz: Mad Men Carousel, The Wes Anderson Collection: Bad Dads, The Wes Anderson Collection: The Grand Budapest Hotel, and The Wes Anderson Collection.

The Oliver Stone Experience Text Only Edition

We shot it at Las Colinas, which was a new studio outside Dallas, a virgin kind of studio, very clean and kind of sterile. Whenever I make a movie, I always find some new thing that turns me on, but on that movie in particular, ...

The Oliver Stone Experience  Text Only Edition

Stone himself serves as guide to this no-holds-barred retrospective—an extremely candid and comprehensive monograph of the renowned and controversial writer, director, and cinematic historian in interview form. Over the course of five years, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone (Midnight Express, Scarface, Platoon, JFK, Natural Born Killers, Snowden) and New York Times bestselling author Matt Zoller Seitz (The Wes Anderson Collection) discussed, debated, and deconstructed the arc of Stone's outspoken, controversial life and career with extraordinary candor. This book collects those conversations for the first time, including anecdotes about Stone's childhood, Vietnam, his struggles with post-traumatic stress disorder, and his continual struggle to reinvent himself as an artist. Critical commentary from Seitz on each of Stone's films is joined by original essays from filmmaker Ramin Bahrani; writer, editor, and educator Kiese Laymon; writer and actor Jim Beaver; and film critics Walter Chaw, Michael Guarnieri, Kim Morgan, and Alissa Wilkinson. At once a complex analysis of a master director’s vision and a painfully honest critical biography in widescreen technicolor, The Oliver Stone Experience is as daring, intense, and provocative as Stone’s films—it's an Oliver Stone movie about Oliver Stone, in the form of a book. Both this book and Stone’s highly anticipated film, Snowden, will be released in September 2016 to coincide with Stone’s seventieth birthday (September 15, 1946). Also available from Matt Zoller Seitz: Mad Men Carousel, The Wes Anderson Collection: Bad Dads, The Wes Anderson Collection: The Grand Budapest Hotel, and The Wes Anderson Collection.

Ageing and Contemporary Female Musicians

... [Film] Kill Bill (2003) Directed by Quentin Tarantino [Film] Natural Born Killers (1994) Directed by Oliver Stone [Film] The Punk Rock Movie (1978) Directed by Don Letts [Film] Sense and Sensibility (1995) Directed by Ang Lee [Film] ...

Ageing and Contemporary Female Musicians

Ageing and Contemporary Female Musicians focuses on ageing within contemporary popular music. It argues that context, genres, memoirs, racial politics and place all contribute to how women are 'aged' in popular music. Framing contemporary female musicians as canonical grandmothers, Rude Girls, neo-Afrofuturist and memoirists settling accounts, the book gives us some respite from a decline or denial narrative and introduces a dynamism into ageing. Female rock memoirs are age-appropriate survival stories that reframe the histories of punk and independent rock music. Old age has a functional and canonical ‘place’ in the work of Shirley Collins and Calypso Rose. Janelle Monáe, Christine and the Queens and Anohni perform ‘queer’ age, specifically a kind of ‘going beyond’ both corporeal and temporal borders. Genres age, and the book introduces the idea of the time-crunch; an encounter between an embodied, represented age and a genre-age, which is, itself, produced through historicity and aesthetics. Lastly the book goes behind the scenes to draw on interviews and questionnaires with 19 women involved in the contemporary British and American popular music industry; DIY and ex-musicians, producers, music publishers, music journalists and audio engineers. Ageing and Contemporary Female Musicians is a vital intergenerational feminist viewpoint for researchers and students in gender studies, popular music, popular culture, media studies, cultural studies and ageing studies.

Oliver Stone s America

Often complex and less than perfect, Stone's heroes are set apart by their ability to live life in the extreme. ... As hero, Chris Taylor's dilemma over the course of the film is to construct himself not simply by rejecting the evil ...

Oliver Stone s America

This book represents an illustrated, critical analysis of filmmaker Oliver Stone and his works, placing him in the tradition of American political artists. Oliver Stone—polemicist, leftist, artist, and—surprisingly for politically conservative America—mainstream director—is one of the most controversial American filmmakers in Hollywood. His films i

The Secret Parts of Fortune

... films ever made before, is the opening scene, in which his bank robbers are gathered around a breakfast table at a pancake house, deconstructing a Madonna song. Arguing over the subtextual meaning of “Like a Virgin.” Oliver Stone ...

The Secret Parts of Fortune

In 1998, Ron Rosenbaum published Explaining Hitler, a national bestseller and one of the most acclaimed books of the year, hailed by Michiko Kakutani in The New York Times as "lucid and exciting . . . a provocative work of cultural history that is as compelling as it is thoughtful, as readable as it is smart." Time called it "brilliant . . . restlessly probing, deeply intelligent." The acclaim came as no surprise to those who have been reading Ron Rosenbaum's journalism, published widely in America's best magazines for three decades. The man known to readers of his New York Observer column as "The Edgy Enthusiast" has distinguished himself as a writer with extraordinary range, an ability to tell stories that are frequently philosophical, comical, and suspenseful all at once. In this classic collection of three decades of groundbreaking nonfiction, Rosenbaum takes readers on a wildly original tour of the American landscape, deep into "the secret parts" of the great mysteries, controversies, and enigmas of our time. These are intellectual adventure stories that reveal: ¸ The occult rituals of Skull and Bones, the legendary Yale secret society that has produced spies, presidents, and wanna-bes, including George Bush and his son George W. (that's the author, with skull, on the cover, in front of the Skull and Bones crypt) ¸ The Secrets of the Little Blue Box, the classic story of the birth of hacker culture ¸ The Curse of the Dead Sea Scrolls; "The Great Ivy League Nude Posture Photo Scandal"; the underground realms of "unorthodox" cancer-cure clinics in Mexico; the mind of Kim Philby, "the spy of the century"; the unsolved murder of JFK's mistress; and the mysteries of "Long Island, Babylon" ¸ Sharp, funny (sometimes hilarious) cultural critiques that range from Elvis to Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, Bill Gates to Oliver Stone, Thomas Pynchon to Mr. Whipple, J. D. Salinger to the Zagat Guide, Helen Vendler to Isaac Bashevis Singer ¸ And a marriage proposal to Rosanne Cash Forcefully reported, brilliantly opinionated, and elegantly phrased, The Secret Parts of Fortune will endure as a vital record of American culture from 1970 to the present.