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A film now in production is creating all kinds of headlines long before it reaches screens. Starring Shia LaBoeuf and directed by Lars von Trier it tells the story of a Nymphomaniac – including sex scenes shot for real.
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In the upcoming Oliver Stone film titled “Savages” are also the actor John Travolta and actress Uma Thurman to return to sharing the bill with Blake Livety after doing a few years ago on the popular movie "Pulp Fiction" Tarantino.
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In 1987 Oliver Stone produced a film that encapsulated a whole era and captured the Zeitgeist perfectly, the character of Gordon Gekko crystallising the most prevalent of the seven deadly sins of the time. In 2010 Stone is set on repeating this trick by attempting to pull off one of the hardest tasks in the film industry; the sequel that matches up to its predecessor. The timing seems perfect, with the current financial crisis reflecting the true bust of the late eighties boom and the impending release of the original film’s central character in real time. However, his film has been eclipsed by The Social Network. As the seventies had All The President’s Men, the eighties had Stone’s aforementioned Wall Street, the nineties had The Insider and now, after a decade without a major time capsule of a film, the new millennium has The Social Network.
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Similarities & Differences in 1932 and 1983
“I believe in America. America has made my fortune.” (Amerigo Bonsera in The Godfather)
The gangster film has always embodied the spirit of America and the “American Dream” more so than any other genre shaped in the Golden Age era of Hollywood: coming from nothing and elevating yourself to the top of your chosen field. From the opening lines of The Godfather (1972) to James Cagney as Cody Jarrett in the final scenes White Heat (1949) asserting defiantly that he’s “made it, Ma! Top of the world!” and before and beyond the themes and plotlines have remained relatively the same.
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A review of Oliver Stone’s sequel to his 1987 film "Wall Street." Michael Douglas returns to his Oscar winning role as Gordon Gekko and stars with Shia LeBeouf, Carey Mulligan, and Josh Brolin. Whereas the original was incisive in how it got inside the stock market, this one features a more melodramatic story.