Stone Blames Alexander Reception On American Youth

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OLIVER STONE believes the critical mauling his epic ALEXANDER received last year (04) was the inevitable result of America's youth misunderstanding ancient history.

Stone, who recently re-edited the film for its DVD release, puts Alexander's poor reception down to previous movies that glamorise history.

He says, "Because of BRAVEHEART, I think kids see ancient times as, 'Hey man, that's violence!' They don't see it as separate cultures that in some cases had stronger values than ours.

"The Greek culture in its entirety is what I was going for, or the Persian culture. It's not just a hero's tale. Alexander was a flawed hero, a complex character.

"My reputation has been battered to death so many times, I'm surprised I'm still alive."

29/07/2005 09:07

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Indeed. Funny how he also feels compelled to take a swipe at a successful movie in the process. lol.
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It is very sad that Mr. Stone is so delusional.His movie failed because it is complete dreck.The storytelling was weak.The casting was poorly done (in my opinion).The combat/battle scenes were either put together to great soporific effect or inspired nausea (in the case of the "shaky cam" scenes).Mr. Oliver Stone failed on so many levels that it was actually torturous to sit through the whole film for me, and I am a historian who loves the subject matter.I very much wanted to like Alexander, but I feel let down by Oliver Stones poorly planned and executed vision.This seems to be just another example of the disconnection of the Hollywoodmindset/society from reality.Oliver Stone is just another Hollywood "good 'ol boy" who has convinced himself that his fevered opium dreams are something that anyone else wants to see, and if you don't agree that his work is inspired by the Muse Clio herself, well...then you must be an unsophisticated, unlearned, unwashed plebian.
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It is very sad that Mr. Stone is so delusional. His movie failed because it is complete dreck. The storytelling was weak. The casting was poorly done (in my opinion). The combat/battle scenes were either put together to great soporific effect or inspired nausea (in the case of the "shaky cam" scenes). Mr. Oliver Stone failed on so many levels that it was actually torturous to sit through the whole film for me, and I am a historian who loves the subject matter. I very much wanted to like Alexander, but I feel let down by Oliver Stones poorly planned and executed vision. This seems to be just another example of the disconnection of the Hollywood mindset/society from reality. Oliver Stone is just another Hollywood "good 'ol boy" who has convinced himself that his fevered opium dreams are something that anyone else wants to see, and if you don't agree that his work is inspired by the Muse Clio herself, well...then you must be an unsophisticated, unlearned, unwashed plebian.
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