Oliver Stone, A. Oliver Stone, Robert Richardson discussed on The Big Picture

The Big Picture


So it's very hard for me to separate. You know what I saw on MTV versus what I saw in A. Oliver Stone Film I just kind of all blends together as as stuff I gotta catch up on. And and you know and how you receive it does affect how its effectiveness as well which I'm sure we'll talk about there's one in particular that I know we're going to talk about. So I think if you look at the subjects that he focuses on that approach that explosive impressionistic approach makes a lot of sense Vietnam and Kennedy and rock and roll and drugs and identity, and love. These are all things that are actually in some ways best understood not in linear fashion because too frequently if they're understand linear fashion than it's their, they're explained to simply and I, think he puts can. The the certitude of some of his ideas by throwing a lot of things that you all at once sometimes I worked sometimes it's it's what you're saying. It's sort of making things too obvious and that's part of what makes him. So interesting the glue of this this second stage approach is definitely Robert Richardson who was shot most of his masterpieces, most of his best liked or best love films, eleven of features. Were done with Richardson and then Richardson went on to become. One of the four or five more celebrated cinematographers of his era teamed up with Scorsese Tarantino Aero Morris all since working with stone notably has not really worked with Oliver Stone in about fifteen twenty five years and that can tell you a little bit about where stones career has gone too. I think that they miss each other and Hank Corwin is the editor who was a commercial editor who helped develop that editing style with Stone Richardson that I think you know when I think of Angkor when I think of. Natural born killers and he's he's been in the news in the last few years because of the big short and vice but he really built that style with stone twenty five years ago, and so those two guys along with you know Bruno Rodeo and a bunch of other people you know the casting directors who found a lot of stone players over the years they built that mythology that first ten years of significant work for him from eighty six to ninety six that I suspect we'll spend most of our time on. and. I guess the last thing just to talk about is what you opened with which is that. People think Oliver Stone is a conspiracy theorist. So. Do you think he actually is a conspiracy theorist or do you think he is trying to upgrade an unnerve conventional wisdom I? Think at some point he has turned into a bit of an actual conspiracy theorist at. The reason I answered the way that I did because because he was good at branding and this idea of Oliver, stone, and what to expect from his movies and from his interviews and handed the world of Oliver Stone extremely well communicated to me and it it's how I understand and I think as we've talked about when we talked. Previously about JFK and I'm sure we'll talk about it some more but. How we all learned to look at like actual film and things like this. You know there's a pruder and what we ask questions of and how we communicate Them and conspiracy like I. Guess our entire generation learned that from JFK. So I give him a lot of credit for that I think is possibly more..

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