Oliver Stone is one of the grand masters of American cinema. A multiple Academy Award–winning screenwriter and director (Midnight Express, Scarface, Platoon, JFK, Natural Born Killers, Snowden), he is as well known for his outspoken, controversial political beliefs as he is for his innovative films. Here, Stone and author Matt Zoller Seitz discuss the arc of Stone’s life and work with extraordinary candor. The cinematic mastermind shares anecdotes about Vietnam, his childhood, his struggles with post-traumatic stress disorder, and his continual struggle to reinvent himself as an artist. The book includes never-before-seen material that dates back to Stone’s childhood in the 1950s, personal snapshots, private correspondence, annotated script pages and storyboards, and behind-the-scenes photography. At once a complex analysis of a master director’s vision and a painfully honest autobiography, The Oliver Stone Experience promises to be as daring, intense, and provocative as Stone’s films. Both this book and Stone’s highly anticipated film, Snowden, will be released in September 2016 to coincide with Stone’s seventieth birthday (September 15, 1946).
Also available from Matt Zoller Seitz: Mad Men Carousel, The Wes Anderson Collection: Bad Dads, The Wes Anderson Collection: The Grand Budapest Hotel, and The Wes Anderson Collection.