Oliver Stone Talks UNTOLD HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, JFK Re-Release, the Controversy Associated with His Name, His Fourth Cut of ALEXANDER, More

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Out on Blu-ray this week is Oliver Stone’s Untold History of the United States.  The twelve part documentary series, co-created with American University professor Peter Kuznick, offers an alternative historical narrative by drawing focus to the scarcely remembered moments, forces, and figures that shaped the course of post-World War II America.  In celebration of the release I recently participated in a small group interview with Stone.  Over the course of sixty minutes he talked about the documentary series, the upcoming re-release of JFK, his past projects, and a whole lot more.

In this second segment Stone talks about the controversy associated with his name, differentiating between skepticism and conspiracy, his hopes for the JFK re-release, the upcoming fourth cut of Alexander, reflecting on Salvador and Savages, thoughts on digital media, and more.  Find out what he had to say after the jump and check back this week for the final installment of the interview.  Click here to read the first installment.

Oliver Stone and Benicio Del Toro Talk SAVAGES, a Fourth Cut of ALEXANDER, LICENSE TO KILL, THE UNTOLD HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES & More

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Oliver Stone, a remarkable wordsmith, can alternate from topic to topic with nary a breath in between.  A simple question on working with Salma Hayek can suddenly morph into Stone remarking on the nature of masculinity in the country to his first and only encounter with George W. Bush.  Add the equally outspoken Benicio Del Toro into the conversation – and it’s best just to shut up and let the two extraordinarily talented men talk.

The topic at hand was supposed to be the twosome’s collaborative effort: the unfairly maligned Savages (currently on DVD and Blu-ray); but the conversation veered from the film to thoughts on the drug war to a fourth cut of Alexander to Del Toro’s debut appearance in License to Kill to Stone’s current documentary series The Untold History of The United States, among many other topics of conversation.  For highlights from Stone and Del Toro, hit the jump.

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