January 7, 2005

SO MAKE MORAL FILMS:

Stone Surprised by Poor Response to Epic (AP, Jan 6, 2005)

Director Oliver Stone said he was surprised by the critical reaction to his historical epic "Alexander" — and put the blame on the fundamentalist morality in some parts of the United States.

Al Jolson didn't go out on stage and sing songs his audience would hate.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 7, 2005 4:35 PM
Comments

True about Jolson, the entertainer. He was not part of the transvaluation project, but he had an act. Stone, on the contrary, has perfected the ability to challenge his audience into oblivion. I wish him continued success.

Posted by: LUCIFEROUS at January 7, 2005 5:13 PM

Has an Oliver Stone made money in this century?

Posted by: Bart at January 7, 2005 6:06 PM

Stone is full of $%^&. Gay movies have made money. Historical movies have made money. Bad movies with out of control budgets loose money. My favorite take was John Podhoritz' "How bad is it? It its Springtime for Hitler bad, I haven't laughed that hard since the first time I saw Airplane."

Posted by: Robert Schwartz at January 7, 2005 9:12 PM
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