Alexander is oliver stone’s magnum opus, at least in terms of scope and size better known for platoon, jfk and wall street , stone eschews his usual political commentary to make his own braveheart , a monumental cg-lit epic depicting the ancient world in all its brutal, fascinating glory. Oliver stone re-creates the towering, true story of alexander the great (colin farrell), who, in the 4th century bc, conquered greece, persia, afghanistan and india – 90% of the known world. Depicting the life of alexander the great on film presents many challenges, a fact that may explain the few attempts at it the most notable cinematic treatments are robert rossen's alexander the great (1956) and oliver stone's alexander (2004) although grounded in history, each film conveys a very.
Although inexplicable brogues and burrs appear and disappear, and although stone post-produces the dickens of his movie trying to generate the maximum spit-fog of sound and fury, alexander manages to be as dull as the victor mature films of the 1950s, which barely moved at all. Rhythm method oliver stone has reshaped his film alexander to, he hopes, better fit the style of the epic genre when asked about his favourite of his films, the late robert altman always used. In fact, this was not so far from the underlying theme of oliver stone’s disastrous 2004 movie alexander (for which oxford historian robin lane fox was historical consultant and, notoriously, an “extra” in the cavalry charge) stone’s alexander was a dreamy, sexually troubled visionary—but a visionary nonetheless. Oliver stone suffered the worst critical drubbing of his career in 2004 with the theatrical release of alexander, his three-hour epic on the celebrated exploits of the macedonian warrior king who led a greek army on a panhellenic invasion of the east in the fourth century bc and who, by the age of twenty-five, had conquered and controlled ninety percent of the then-known world.
In 2004 director oliver stone’s epic film alexander generated a renewed interest in alexander the great and his companions, surroundings, and accomplishments, but the critical response to the film offers a fascinating lesson in the contentious dialogue between historiography and modern entertainment. Oliver stone's heaven and earth , with michael singer, boston, 1993 jfk: the book of the film , with zachary sklar, new york, 1992 a child's night dream , st martin's press, 1997. The fourth film to chronicle the life of fourth-century bc ruler alexander the great, oliver stone's alexander stars colin farrell as the titular macedonian conqueror the film follows the young king as he leads his forces on a bloody empirical conquest across the known world, taking large parts of asia and the middle east to amass a giant empire, all by the time he turned 25. William oliver stone (born september 15, 1946) is an american screenwriter, director, and producer best known for his films about controversial social and political issues.
From academy award-winning director oliver stone (any given sunday, platoon) comes this epic story of alexander the great, the king of macedonia and one of the greatest military leaders in the history of warfare, who over an eight year period managed to conquer 90% of the known world of his time by age 25. Summary the epic story of alexander the great, the king of macedonia, who over an eight year period managed to conquer 90% of the known world of his time by age 25. As for alexander, warner brothers' president, alan f horn, explained: oliver stone is a final-cut director he was very clear at the point at which i green-lit the movie that alexander was a.
Alexander's story is a compelling human as well as historical story, but stone doesn't do him justice here many say that the longer, final cut is markedly better, that it is more coherent. Oliver stone says he will do a fourth cut of his epic alexander, starring colin farrell, for dvd facebook messenger click the button below and wait for a message from our facebook bot in messenger. When oscar-winning writer/director oliver stone first unleashed his epic alexander the great biopic back in 2004, critics launched a war of words and audiences retreated from the box office battle.
Stone's interpretation of alexander is interesting, but for the most part strays from historical accounts clearly, it's an attempt to demythologize the conqueror by showing us his weaknesses. Colin farrell talked about the hideous flop that was 2004's oliver stone-helmed alexander while at a rome film festival press conference for new film pride and glory alexander hurt, you know. 1-16 of 27 results for movie: alexander by oliver stone click try in your search results to watch thousands of movies and tv shows at no additional cost with an amazon prime membership alexander (theatrical cut) (2004.
Oliver stone’s alexander revisited vividly reintroduced the life of alexander iii of macedon, arguably the most eternally revered conqueror in western culture the film is narrated by ptolemy, a prominent general in alexander’s army who inspired the most important surviving account of the campaign, arrian’s anabasis. Stone as a gi in vietnam in 1968 credit photograph from oliver stone stone modeled his new series on the landmark 1973-74 itv series “the world at war,” which, at 26 episodes, is. Oliver stone has always been earnest when detailing his heroes (jim morrison, jim garrison, ron kovic), but never before has he assumed that his audience shared his fascination that assumption makes alexander a chore to experience. Snowden is a 2016 biographical thriller film about edward snowden directed by oliver stone and written by stone and kieran fitzgerald, the film, based on the books the snowden files by luke harding and time of the octopus by anatoly kucherena,.
Stone wows us with this one bit that almost everyone agrees is great and then we get to settle in to the story and more importantly – the politics – which is where oliver stone shines rather than breaking it all up with a non-linear narrative, we get a more cohesive, much more interesting tale of the rise and rise of alexander before his. Oliver stone's alexander has got plenty of oomph in its battle scenes and a strong, ambitious sense of geo-political sweep but the intimate story of alexander the man is fumbled. © eon productions 1999 production designer: peter lamont director: michael apted. So it was with alexander the great, and so it is with oliver stone's alexander here is an ambitious and sincere film that fails to find a focus for its elusive subject stone is fascinated by two aspects of alexander: his pan-nationalism and his pan-sexualism.