411: Oliver Stone | Writing, Directing, and Surviving the Movie Game

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Oliver Stone (@TheOliverStone) is a film director, producer, and writer known for tackling controversial political issues in films like JFK and Platoon. He is also the author of Chasing the Light: Writing, Directing, and Surviving Platoon, Midnight Express, Scarface, Salvador, and the Movie Game.

What We Discuss with Oliver Stone:

  • The lesson Oliver learned about humanity -- when he was a cab driver prior to becoming a world-famous director -- that still rings true for him today.
  • Why Oliver chose to serve in the infantry during the Vietnam War when a lot of his contemporaries (including several presidents) did all they could do to avoid going.
  • What happened when Oliver snuck an obscene amount of LSD into his uptight father's scotch one night.
  • The projects Oliver has had to abandon in recent years, and why some of his earlier films would be impossible to make now.
  • Oliver's candid thoughts on Vladimir Putin, the CIA, cyberwarfare, and the culpability of the American media in current affairs.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/411

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