Directed by oliver stone with colin farrell, anthony hopkins, rosario dawson, angelina jolie alexander, the king of macedonia and one of the greatest army leaders in the history of warfare, conquers much of the known world. Oliver stone calls his alexander 'a new genre, a masculine-feminine action figure ,' more like monty clift and james dean than russell crowe and so he added 16 or 17 seconds worth of images to emphasize the faces and the meaning of the ring the majesty of this moment such emphasis is both. American director oliver stone's latest movie, alexander, has been met with negative reviews from critics in the us and europe the three-hour-long epic, which cost an estimated 150 million dollars to make, purports to show the life of alexander the great, who in less than a decade conquered much of. Responses to oliver stone's alexander has 16 ratings and 7 reviews iset said: i originally had a lot to say about this book – inspired as i was by the. Gathered, oliver stone is a stubborn man this can be a good and not-so-good thing confirming what we reported on over a year ago, oliver stone discussed his fourth to-be-released cut of “alexander” at this year's karlovy vary international film festival (along with some of his other work and advice on. Here, oliver stone discusses alexander and the representation of ancient history with ralph hexter, uc berkeley dean and professor of classics it takes a little while to get going, but stone warms to his subject and themes, and is a knowledgeable, frank and effusive speaker on a subject that has driven.
When the mighty fall, it is from a greater height 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. Find trailers, reviews, synopsis, awards and cast information for alexander (2004) - oliver stone on allmovie - the fourth film to chronicle the life of. Controversial american filmmaker oliver stone has regularly impressed audiences and critiqued american history in such powerful films as platoon, born on the fourth he appears fascinated by powerful figures and their flaws, from alexander the great to richard nixon, jim morrison to george w bush. Macedonian criticism of oliver stone's film alexander letter sent to movie critics - november 2004 respected ladies and gentlemen: as you are all aware, oliver stone's film on the macedonian conqueror alexander is due to open on november 24 we, the macedonians, the descendents of alexander's macedonians,.
In 2004 director oliver stone's epic film 'alexander' generated a renewed interest in alexander the great the films of oliver stone provides a more sophisticated, detailed, and probing analysis of stone's career as a filmmaker than that available in the thousands of film reviews, personality profiles, and news items. - speaking from the global green pre-oscar gala in hollywood, oliver stone opened up about the environment, the trump administration and explained why greece cannot attract even the films with greek themes to film there, like alexander for more exclusive content and. And when oliver stone announces he's making a film of the life of alexander the great, the macedonian king who trampled over half the known world, by zeus, you'd better be prepared alexander looks and stone's determination to bang home big themes, crackling with freudianism, unsettles his storytelling there's. Alexander was not made to be a historical or archaeological documentary [tags : movie review and analysis], 1151 words (33 pages), strong essays, [preview] vietnam and oliver stone - oliver stone is best known from his portrayals of vietnam in film his movies “platoon” and “born on the fourth of july” have won him.
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 lines in the aftermath of its disastrous theatrical release, alexander was re-tooled for its 2005 home. In this short article i will neither discuss the commendable and, generally, very successful efforts of the director and his collaborators to produce images which appear authentic nor present a large-scale analysis of the film i will rather focus on the question why stone's alexander can and should be watched by histo- rians. 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 personal interpretation. Paul cartledge, fiona rose greenland, responses to oliver stone's alexander: film, history, and cultural studies wisconsin studies by analyzing its narrative themes, namely its use of history and myth, shahabudin pronounces rossen's movie ambitious yet an honorable failure (p 98) she situates.
Cartledge, paul, rose, fiona, 1975- madison, wis: university of wisconsin press , c2010 url, subject headings, • alexander, -- the great, -- 356-323 bc -- in motion pictures • stone, oliver -- criticism and interpretation • alexander (motion picture) • historical films -- history. Accepting a lifetime achievement award at karlovy vary doesn't mean oliver stone is now resting on his laurels “on the contrary, it's spurring me on creatively ,” says the director.
All hail oliver stone, whose alexander is a shock: not a campy disaster and believe me, when you've got angelina jolie playing alexander the great's mother as a snake-loving harpy, when you've cast val kilmer as a one-eyed nightmare of a daddy-king, when you've dusted off chariots of fire's vangelis for your. Oliver stone has consistently been one of the most ambitious film directors, taking on grand historical themes while creating absorbing, dramatically films on the big screen: his empathetic, wide-ranging nixon, with anthony hopkins heading an astonishing ensemble cast and alexander: revisited, his. Though the battles have the blood-and-sinew bravado you expect from oliver stone, this three-hour buttnumbathon is hamstrung by a hectoring grandiosity, not new to i liked that the film tried to tackle many facets of alexander the great's life, personality, and career, and had some decent themes to it, but it all comes off as.
Not so great oliver stone's 'alexander' will conscript you for a long forced march better have an exit strategy(movie review) newsweek (nov 29, 2004): 60 bundrick, sheramy d dionysian themes and imagery in oliver stone's alexander helios, vol 36, no 1, pp 81-96, 2009 spring: uc users only. This is the judgment on alexander the great rendered by his old friend ptolemy at the end of oliver stone's alexander it may also be the kindest verdict mr stone can hope for american critics, who have often been hard on mr stone in the past , showed little mercy on the film, which was released just. Avc: there's a book from the university of wisconsin press called responses to oliver stone's alexander: film, history and cultural studies, which but w interested me because he so affected our time, the 2000s, and i just felt we had to have some kind of dramatic interpretation of what happened.
Alexander is a 2004 epic historical drama film based on the life of the macedonian general and king alexander the great it was directed by oliver stone, with colin farrell in the title role the film was an original screenplay based in part on the book alexander the great, written in the 1970s by the university of oxford. The institute of advanced study hosted an event with university staff, students and members of the public, in which oliver stone discussed alexander with dr. Enjoy the best oliver stone quotes at brainyquote quotations by oliver stone, american director, born september 15, 1946 share with your friends.