The Religious Affiliation of Director Oliver Stone

16 05 2008

QUOTE: On the strength of his films it’s not difficult to guess which category he places himself in. There is a strong autobiographical streak running through all his work, from the Charlie Sheen character in Platoon to the mass murdering outlaw in Natural Born Killers. Perhaps the character closest to his heart was Jim Morrisson in The Doors, whom Stone presents as a tortured soul who risks social exile for the sake of his art. In the course of the film Morrison is compared to Marcel Proust, Oscar Wilde and Jesus Christ. Even in Heaven and Earth Stone can’t resist identifying with the central character, even though she’s a woman. In his most autobiographical film to date, Stone depicts her as a transcendent fusion of Buddha and Christ

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