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Oliver Stone you know he has written and directed many of the most talked about.
And enjoyed films of the last twenty plus years there -- a new collection of dvds.
It's called Oliver stone's kicks and flicks offers insight into films that have influenced him in -- mr.
-- is joining us now.
Via satellite -- in -- Los Angeles hello good seems stone.
Nortel -- first of all tell us about the movies in the collection.
And why you chose them.
There are choices -- movies that I've done from my own.
Career that are most of them with a Warner Bros.
and other selections from like other iconic iconic director's films from them in the wars collection.
That I could pick and choose and 1940s up to.
Treasures Sierra -- Casablanca.
Fort Apache in the forties.
Clockwork orange -- -- these.
In the two thousands.
-- -- well but my own collection.
Is you know some of the filter there was -- and above all the one that I'm.
Is opening today is really is coming up on iTunes and on.
On demand is Alexander revisited which is.
I think one of my most difficult films and I've ever visited.
And I went I would the two most people saw the 2004 version rags story of Alexander the Great.
And that unfortunately for me it was a heartbreaker.
Simpson rushed film.
I got an out in five months and that was it really took a lot more work and I went back three years later and I made -- I added -- I changed the entire structure and they did it into parts and I am 45 minutes of original footage.
That really I think gives you allows you into the depth and complexity of this man's life and the relationships of some home movies perhaps one of -- Personally my greatest achievement and I think most people to -- -- in this new form on on iTunes and -- on demand.
Listen of course you reviewed your track record is stellar and you had nothing to prove that listen to you tell me about.
You know about how many times you -- revisited Alexander the Great how the first time.
You know you can't -- such a complex story.
In stature and -- make -- make a film like that in such a short amount of time.
But is there -- some sort of vindication in this for you -- that -- like look guys this is a good story I'm telling it.
And this is the right way to sell it and finally here it -- But that's the beauty of this -- you -- you'll dvd on Blu-ray we would I was able to go there.
And do it economically it's not for theatrical release it but it's now that we -- home theaters -- we can see.
We can practically get sensuous and -- and a sense of the enormity of this film and as I've seen a version in the museum of moving -- who's going to be at Lincoln Center in October.
Great and just leave it plays great on a big screen to if you have one of the homes really.
Turn the lights out.
And please watch it from the beginning this fight into parts you'll want to appeal to Porter the of the road -- allow people to take a break between because it's a long -- Part of the break -- to assess what you saw the first half -- -- which is really enormous slide this man an enormous life he he went around the world we shot the film on three continents so.
You can watch it a day later weeks later or an hour later -- -- but point is just to stop.
Right think about it and then look at the second part which is the -- the -- -- So you sort it looks different you obviously didn't -- shoot -- -- No but we never used to -- listen I was five -- in the room it was -- This man's life was so big.
And we made some I think disastrous choices -- that the new structure works completely differently from the beginning on it.
It's a whole different movie for me.
Well I'm glad I can tell that you you there's a sense of satisfaction finally.
About this this this this this piece of work that just like a lot of heat on the original review yeah well good I'm glad -- we're gonna it would download and -- to just say that's how we can get it.
At this point -- Kissinger on demand okay.
Steve -- your breakeven -- -- -- Oh my gosh.
Yeah two month wait a minute -- back and Andy didn't.
Expect any get it that they love that movie.
Let me I have to make this night my final question -- -- -- that anecdotally go.
That by the way to get -- I did -- did I did a few Brothers and one point about doing to -- you.
You know I knew that I didn't want to bring that up and make this thing about me in the double family but you know thanks for mentioning that you know look it's not too late for any collaboration and -- they're big fans and viewers as well.
So you know Oliver you so many of your movies have been the topic of discussion at dinner tables.
You know if you can somehow explain to me how that process works for you and your mind when you get that little nuggets inside the -- this of the topic that would cover now.
This is what I wanna put on -- -- well.
You know -- I'm movie takes so long -- -- you can't chastened oops I mean that's a big mistake you people want.
Do silly right now about what's in the air but -- -- movies are about long term that's -- Alexander -- you.
You gotta make it for 3040 years from if you can.
I think -- -- -- to fears subconscious and go there.
Always remain true to yourself to your idea is to -- your passion Oliver Stone.
So next time -- you will download -- on demand.
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