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Posted by on Oct 18, 2008 in Arts & Entertainment | 2 comments

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.

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  • Ricorun

    Robert: 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.

    Oh I suppose. Does anyone really listen to Dr. Phil? All I can say is: bring it on. Either way, on the top of my nightly prayer list is this entry: Please Lord, make George W. Bush’s presidency past tense according to the established transition of authority laws, nothing more, nothing less.

    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.

    Now that could be something to look forward to! I agree: clouding the fictional clarity of an ideology he disagrees with could be very entertaining.

  • I can’t tell whether you’ve seen the movie from this review. Did you dislike the movie, or do you dislike the idea of a movie you haven’t seen?

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