Oliver Stone Strikes Again
It was inevitable.
Oliver Stone is planning to glorify the late Hugo Chavez in yet another of his propaganda films.
If Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels were still alive today, he would be so jealous. Stone has turned the glorification of evil into a very profitable art form, with only very few negative repercussions..
But Stone had better not pay much attention to Maduro's suggestions. If he does, the main character might turn into a little bird.
From Fox News Lateen-oh
Oliver Stone Meets With Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro, Plans Hugo Chavez Biopic
Controversial film director Oliver Stone was in Venezuela this week to promote his TV documentary, "The Untold History of the United States," and he met with President Nicolás Maduro. During the trip, the Venezuelan media reported that Stone intends to make a movie about late Venezuelan leader, Hugo Chávez.
The director of “Born on the Fourth of July,” "Natural Born Killers" and “Platoon” did not comment on the reports, but the country’s communication and information minister, Delcy Rodríguez, tweeted an apparent confirmation. “Oliver Stone came to our country to film a movie about the ‘giant’ Chávez,” Rodríguez wrote.
Stone, a three-time Oscar winner, gave Maduro a copy of “Untold Story” and a signed poster. A longtime friend of Chávez, Stone interviewed him in 2009 for the documentary "Al Sur de la Frontera" (“South of the Border”), in which Stone was expressly critical of the American government's hostility to the Venezuelan strongman.
Through interviews with Chávez and the leaders of Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia and Ecuador, the film presented an extremely sympathetic portrait of Chávez, interspersed with fragments of negative media coverage and critical comments by U.S. officials.
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