“We’re through the looking glass here people. White is black and black is white.” Film Junk’s latest premium podcast delves into the filmography of one of the most well-known and controversial auteurs of the past few decades, a man who often uses his movies to bring political messages to the masses. We start with a couple of Oliver Stone’s most iconic 1980s films, Platoon and Wall Street, before moving into the ’90s with JFK, Natural Born Killers and Any Given Sunday. The conversation runs the gamut from the impressive casting of his films and the groundbreaking cinematography of Robert Richardson to the allure of conspiracy theories and Stone’s fixation on Vietnam. Does Oliver Stone always overemphasize message over storytelling? Are his films always ahead of their time or are they perfectly of their time? Would Quentin Tarantino’s version of Natural Born Killers have been superior to Stone’s? And most importantly… who really killed JFK? Open your eyes and download his month’s premium podcast below.
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