No, I’m not talking about director Oliver Stone’s movies.
The Oscar-winning director spoke with Variety’s Anne Thompson recently regarding his new political agitprop, “W.”
His comments were revealing in ways I’m sure he didn’t intend.
He had no idea George W. Bush would be so down and out when the movie opened. He had thought the White House might come after them, fighting, but “Bush is defeated,” he says. “He is weakened now. We could not have foreseen that then. He’s hated now. Will people be interested?”
Where to begin? President Bush has been hated since he won the hotly contested 2000 election, and it’s only grown more intense since then. And if Bush and his administration didn’t flinch over the dozens of anti-Bush films, songs, TV shows, documentaries and other movies smacked him upside the head, why would they “come after them” for “W.”?
Stone clearly still loves his conspiracy stories. They work better in his movies, though.