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Oliver Stone and the Decade of Trauma

Trevor B. McCrisken and Andrew Pepper

in American History and Contemporary Hollywood Film

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748614899
eISBN:
9780748670666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748614899.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

More than any other American film director in recent years, Oliver Stone has looked to American history for his inspiration and subject matter. With his trilogy of Vietnam War films (Platoon, Born on ... More


The cinema of Oliver Stone: Art, authorship and activism

Ian Scott and Henry Thompson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719099168
eISBN:
9781526115010
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099168.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book charts and analyses the work of Oliver Stone – arguably one of the foremost political filmmakers in Hollywood during the last thirty years. Drawing on previously unseen production files ... More


Representing Olympias: The Politics of Gender in Cinematic Treatments of Alexander the Great 1

Kirsten Day

in Ancient Greek Women in Film

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199678921
eISBN:
9780191760259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678921.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores gender dynamics in Robert Rossen's Alexander the Great (1956) and Oliver Stone's Alexander (2004) with an eye to delineating how each film reflects and deviates from historical ... More


Elegies

Todd Decker

in Hymns for the Fallen: Combat Movie Music and Sound after Vietnam

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520282322
eISBN:
9780520966543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520282322.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Oliver Stone’s Platoon (1986) introduced a new sort of movie music resounding across Hollywood war films for the last thirty years: the elegiac register. Composer Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings, ... More


Epilogue: Words and Bonds

in Face Value: The Entwined Histories of Money and Race in America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226629377
eISBN:
9780226629391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226629391.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Oliver Stone's 1987 film Wall Street is a stinging rebuke of Wall Street in the 1980s, condemning corporate raiders for breaking up companies and laying off workers solely for personal gain. However, ... More


Nixon at the Movies: A Book about Belief

Mark Feeney

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226239682
eISBN:
9780226239705
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226239705.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Was it an omen that Richard Nixon and the film industry arrived in Southern California in the same year, 1913? As this book relates, Nixon and the movies have shared a long and complex history. Some ... More


Goddess of Reconciliation: Le Ly Hayslip’s Memoirs

Josephine Nock-Hee Park

in Cold War Friendships: Korea, Vietnam, and Asian American Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190257668
eISBN:
9780190257699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190257668.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter 6 reads Le Ly Hayslip’s paired autobiographies, When Heaven and Earth Changed Places and Child of War, Woman of Peace as major acts of reframing the war. In these works, the refugee claims ... More


Retrieving Chance: Neoliberalism, Finance Capitalism, and the Antinomies of Governmental Reason

Robyn Marasco

in The Intellectual Origins of the Global Financial Crisis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823249602
eISBN:
9780823250752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823249602.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Greed is often demonized as a cause of the recent crisis. Marasco views this modern “value” not as a cause of the crash, but as a consequence endemic to our society. It is not greed for money and ... More


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