N-O to W.
Oliver Stone came back from Vietnam, he has said, “very mixed up, very alienated, very paranoid,” and, for a quarter of a century, has been creating movies to make us all feel that way.
As George W. Bush ends his eight-year effort to do the same, the last thing we need is a Stone biopic to “explain” how and why he did it. Thanks, but no thanks.
With his “JFK,” Stone managed to muddle the truth about Kennedy’s assassination for several generations of Americans. Now, judging from reviews, he is wedging Bush into his one-size-fits-all autobiographical theme of a wastrel son with a hard-hearted father.
It will take a long time to recover from what George W. Bush did to the American psyche, but the worst place to start understanding it all is with an Oliver Stone hyped-up Dr. Phil’s-eye view of it all.
Stone is reportedly working on a remake of the worst movie ever made, Ayn Rand’s “The Fountainhead,” a project that seems much more suited to his talents.
Cross-posted from my blog.