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#1 of 24 Sam Davatchi

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Posted July 27 2008 - 10:46 AM

Teaser Trailer:

YouTube - W.

#2 of 24 Jari K

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Posted July 28 2008 - 01:35 AM

"This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Lionsgate"..

Looking forward to this one. Great actors and Stone.

#3 of 24 Sam Davatchi

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Posted July 28 2008 - 04:49 AM

Dailymotion - W. Teaser Trailer, a video from iliketolookatmyranch. W, Teaser, Trailer, Oliver, Stone

#4 of 24 Sam Davatchi

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Posted July 28 2008 - 04:51 AM

So, this is actually a comedy? Has Oliver Stone done comedies before? I don’t remember.

#5 of 24 Ray H

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Posted July 28 2008 - 06:25 AM

I believe it's played straight.
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#6 of 24 JonZ

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Posted July 28 2008 - 08:02 AM

I have concerns about this because I know they wanted it out by Nov.

Stone was my favrotie fillmaker for years (Platton - Nixon), so I still have hope that he has a few really great films left in him.

My brother missed his big chance. He should have auditioned People tell him he looks like Powell all the time.

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#7 of 24 Nicholas Vargo

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Posted July 28 2008 - 12:21 PM

Just saw it on another link from YouTube.

I can't believe I'm about to say this, but I'm actually looking forward to this movie now, and this is coming from someone who can't stand him.

See it while you can before it is pulled again:
YouTube - W. - Teaser

The use of "What a Wonderful World" alone is very heartfelt.
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#8 of 24 Sam Davatchi

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Posted July 28 2008 - 12:21 PM

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My brother missed his big chance. He should have auditioned People tell him he looks like Powell all the time.

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With Oliver Stone I have noticed that he doesn’t care that much if the characters look like their real life counterparts or not. He actually always casts known famous actors that resemble them a little! Just look at JFK and Nixon.


#9 of 24 Adam Lenhardt

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Posted July 28 2008 - 12:51 PM

Looked pretty good, surprisingly so. And other than the title and the ironic use of "What a Wonderful World", looked like pretty straight docudrama. When you think of how Dubya transformed himself from a reckless fratboy to a president elected twice by the states and once by the people, it's a hell of a story. Loved Cromwell's line as H.W. about acting like a Kennedy.Posted Image

#10 of 24 rich_d

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Posted July 28 2008 - 03:23 PM

I'm not a fan so this movie would have to get great word of mouth before I'd see it.

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Posted July 29 2008 - 11:22 AM

my opinion on bush won't be a factor on if is see this movie.

my opinion on what i think of Stone is.

I'll see it.
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#12 of 24 Sam Favate

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Posted July 29 2008 - 11:38 AM

Not a fan of Bush; haven't been a fan of Stone's work in about 17 years.

But I will see this.

#13 of 24 DavidPla

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Posted July 29 2008 - 12:44 PM

I don't think you need or don't need to be a fan of Bush to find his story fascinating (if done well of course). Oliver Stone is a hit or miss with me.. especially with his "bio"-pics. I'm a fan of JFK and Nixon (and Born on the Fourth of July if that can count) but not so much The Doors and Alexander.

#14 of 24 Nathan V

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Posted July 29 2008 - 03:27 PM

It's subject matter he feels passionately about, taking place in a time period he understands well- a good sign, as this seems to be when he makes his best pictures.

Obviously, being a fan of the main character isn't necessary to appreciate the film (Travis Bickle, Richard Nixon, Tony Montana, and so on).

Been waiting for Stone to 'bounce back' for a few films now- I keep hoping he's just in his "Kundun/Bringing Out the Dead" phase and about to come back in a big way, as Scorsese has.

Except WTC, Stone's output still fascinates me, but it's his impressive skill on his 80s/90s films that just can't be ignored. Even if he makes turkeys for the rest of his career, JFK and Nixon will remain favorite films of mine.

The only "if" factor is the ludicrous production schedule- his best films seem way too complicated to make in such a short time frame. We shall see.

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#15 of 24 MikeRS

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Posted July 29 2008 - 06:00 PM

I've always liked Stone (mid-80s till late 90s), but I think Josh Brolin is the real draw for me here.

Hope this continues his streak from last year (He also has Gus Van Sant's "Milk" this year).

#16 of 24 Andy Sheets

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Posted July 30 2008 - 04:30 AM

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It's subject matter he feels passionately about, taking place in a time period he understands well- a good sign, as this seems to be when he makes his best pictures.

I would say on a certain level Stone might even relate to Bush directly even if they don't share politics. They both come from privileged families, attended Yale, had strained relationships with their fathers. It's an interesting compare-and-contrast.

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Posted July 30 2008 - 05:29 PM

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Has Oliver Stone done comedies before? I don’t remember.
One could make the case that Natural Born Killers is a comedy. A very dark comedy, but a comedy.

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Posted July 31 2008 - 12:22 AM

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One could make the case that Natural Born Killers is a comedy. A very dark comedy, but a comedy.

To me, Natural Born Killers is a satire which differs significantly from being a dark comedy.

Naturally a satire can have humorous elements as can a dark comedy. But I think that the filmmakers are providing a witty commentary on the media and our use of the media rather than going for or providing laughs. C'est la différence.

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Posted July 31 2008 - 05:41 PM

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Natural Born Killers is a satire which differs significantly from being a dark comedy.
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Satire –noun
1. the use of irony, sarcasm, ridicule, or the like, in exposing, denouncing, or deriding vice, folly, etc.
2. a literary composition, in verse or prose, in which human folly and vice are held up to scorn, derision, or ridicule.
3. a literary genre comprising such compositions.

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Dark Comedy –noun
1. a play, movie, etc., having elements of comedy and tragedy, often involving gloomy or morbid satire.
2. a comedy based on problems of a personal or social nature.

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So it's six of one and a half-dozen of the other.

#20 of 24 Stevan Lay

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Posted August 03 2008 - 04:51 AM

Here's what to expect from W.:
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"We had a lengthy discussion with Oliver, who told us it would be an entertaining film, and the thing that appealed to us was it's very accessible, very broad and doesn't bamboozle you with any politics -- it even humanises George W., and you think 'What an incredible story'."

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