Stone by James Riordan
The Controversies, Excesses, and Exploits of a Radical Filmmaker

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Oliver Stone's professional achievements and personal demons are captured in this explosive biography of the outspoken, Oscar-winning filmmaker--his spoiled but neglected childhood, his tour in Viet Nam, his struggle as a screenwriter, and his incredible acclaim as a director.
 

About James Riordan

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James Riordan is the author of The Platinum Rainbow. His interviews with and stories about major rock stars have appeared in Rolling Stone and other national magazines, and he was a consultant on Oliver Stone's film The Doors. He lives near Chicago.
 
Published January 1, 1995 by Aurum Press. 573 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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As actress Joan Chen put it, ``Though he can be very strong, and you feel like he's hitting you over the head with what he wants to convey, he doesn't lose his sense of poetry.'' Long after the message is outdated, it will be this poetry that keeps Stone's films fresh and alive.

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Biography of the controversial director.

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Despite a nominally independent stance, Riordan (Break On Through), who consulted on Oliver Stone's 1991 rock fantasia, The Doors, has hardly a discouraging word to say about Stone's increasingly controversial films and notorious cage-rattling behavior in this admiring portrait of the Hollywood d...

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It’s not cool how it’s a step down from Princess Academy, but I guess that’s partly my fault that I’m a picky reader.

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