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Your Favorite Oliver Stone Films Are...

haven't seen any
0 (0%)
don't like any
0 (0%)
The Hand
1 (1.2%)
Salvador
6 (7.1%)
Platoon
17 (20.2%)
Wall Street
8 (9.5%)
Talk Radio
3 (3.6%)
Born on the Fourth of July
5 (6%)
The Doors
2 (2.4%)
JFK
23 (27.4%)
Heaven & Earth
0 (0%)
Natural Born Killers
8 (9.5%)
Nixon
5 (6%)
U Turn
0 (0%)
Any Given Sunday
5 (6%)
Comandante
0 (0%)
Alexander
0 (0%)
World Trade Center
1 (1.2%)
W.
0 (0%)
South of the Border
0 (0%)
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
0 (0%)
Savages
0 (0%)
The Untold History of the United States
0 (0%)
Mi Amigo Hugo
0 (0%)
Snowden
0 (0%)
The Putin Interviews
0 (0%)

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Re: Stone, Oliver - Directors Best Poll
« Reply #30 on: May 13, 2015, 02:58:27 AM »
I always knew I wasn't a great Stone fan, I never realized there weren't 3 movies of his I could say I liked.

Natural Born Killers
JFK
W
Wall Street
Platoon
Wall Street 2
Alexander
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Re: Stone, Oliver
« Reply #31 on: March 30, 2016, 10:34:38 AM »
1. JFK (3.5)
2. Platoon (3.5)
3. Born on the Fourth of July (3)
4. Any Given Sunday (2.5)
5. The Doors (2.5)
6. W. (2)
7. Alexander (2)
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Re: Stone, Oliver
« Reply #32 on: May 24, 2016, 07:39:41 PM »
Wall Street (1987)
* * * 1/2
Covered in a layer of stock babble you might mistake for intelligence, but the characters and story are as broad as Trading Places. The plot is oddly similar too. So this has to be seen as a moralistic fable, but it's a damn entertaining one. Oliver Stone impressively gauges when to let the camera glide around and when to stand back and let the actors take the reigns. Probably best remembered for Michael Douglas' performance, and it's still a career highlight, but I also can't help but enjoy watching Martin Sheen every moment he's on screen.
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Re: Stone, Oliver
« Reply #33 on: May 24, 2016, 07:44:08 PM »
1. JFK
2. Platoon
3. Wall Street
4. Talk Radio

5. The Doors
6. Any Given Sunday

7. Natural Born Killers
8. Salvador
9. World Trade Center

10. Heaven & Earth
11. Nixon
12. The Hand
13. U Turn

14. Born on the Fourth of July
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Re: Stone, Oliver
« Reply #34 on: May 24, 2016, 08:21:22 PM »
Wall Street (1987)
* * * 1/2
Covered in a layer of stock babble you might mistake for intelligence, but the characters and story are as broad as Trading Places. The plot is oddly similar too. So this has to be seen as a moralistic fable, but it's a damn entertaining one. Oliver Stone impressively gauges when to let the camera glide around and when to stand back and let the actors take the reigns. Probably best remembered for Michael Douglas' performance, and it's still a career highlight, but I also can't help but enjoy watching Martin Sheen every moment he's on screen.

Pretty much agree, except for the damn entertaining part.

Is this part of your Essentials rewatches ?
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Re: Stone, Oliver
« Reply #35 on: May 24, 2016, 09:28:44 PM »
It is. 581 films at the moment and Wall Street is currently at 453, between Love Actually and The Squid and the Whale.

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Re: Stone, Oliver
« Reply #36 on: May 24, 2016, 09:33:33 PM »
Not specifically. And I don't think I should say I was not entertained at all. I just was not damn entertained.
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Re: Stone, Oliver
« Reply #37 on: January 29, 2018, 11:06:51 PM »


So I watched The Hand, though there was really no reason to. It probably has less to contribute to a conversation about Oliver Stone or Michael Caine than Alexander or Jaws: The Revenge. It certainly brings nothing to the horror genre. I've seen TV Movies with more flair. The only moments to note are the above cameo by Stone and the spiteful attitude towards the sweet college girl played by Annie McEnroe, who is both physically exploited and written as being too promiscuous, which means she must be punished.
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Re: Stone, Oliver
« Reply #38 on: January 30, 2018, 12:25:55 AM »
Ha, that's exactly how he looked the time I had dinner with him.

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