Saturday, May 20, 2006


It helps if you're crazy I guess.

Oliver Stone's making a 9/11 movie, ...... oh boy...

Why are all the controversial directers flat out nuts? I found this little exchange between Stone and Christpher Hitchens, my favorite socialist.

At an HBO Films panel on "Making Movies That Matter," Oliver Stone opined that huge corporations that make mediocre movies are part of what made Osama bin Laden plan the Sept. 11 attack. "They control culture," he said of the corporations, in comments quoted in the New Yorker. "They control ideas. And I think the revolt of Sept. 11th was about 'F-- you! F-- your order.' "

The outrage of fellow panelist Christopher Hitchens is often directed at corporations, too, but he had a different view this time. "Excuse me?" he said.

"Revolt? It was state-sponsored mass murder, using civilians as missiles." Hitchens said later he thought Stone was "a moral idiot as well as an intellectual idiot." Stone said later, "This attack was pure chaos, and chaos is energy." (Source: Leah Garchik, "The Stars Weigh In," San Francisco Chronicle, October 16, 2001.)

I think Hitch pretty well covered it.

I know he said it a few years ago, but I really doubt his opinion has changed much since, Stone that is. So brace for another movie that's designed to outrage. The best defense is to just ignore it I think. let it sink without a ripple. The more people are outaged, the more other people will want to see it to catch a look at what it's all about. Loud protests just put money in Stone's pocket. So like the Da Vinci Code, I won't say all that much about it. See it if you want, just remember that Stone's track record on accuracy is a joke. He'll get the date right, but I wouldn't bet on anything else.


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