Oliver Stone slams Hollywood
At the Venice Film Festival, filmmaker Oliver Stone had harsh words for the US movie industry. Stone is accusing Hollywood of promoting war through movies such as Pearl Harbor and Black Hawk Down.
"Pearl Harbor and Black Hawk Down - these movies worshipped the machinery of war and I think America went back to the concept of war too easily. "I have reasons to be depressed as a Vietnam veteran, and I can say many Vietnam veterans are depressed about why we are in Iraq."
In contrast, he claims World Trade Center delivers a message of hope: "In the past I made very intense films, very powerful films about dark subjects. "I did Vietnam at a time when America was very prosperous and there was no war. "Now is a time to go the other way - that's my nature - and I want to be positive. "Things have gotten very dark and frankly there is more terror, there is more death, there is more war. The consequences of 9/11 are far worse than the day itself. "Somebody asked if it was too soon for this movie - I think in many ways it's too late. We have got to wake up."
The folks at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue & the Pentagon need to Wake Up!