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Oliver Stone

Datum narození: 15. září 1946

William Oliver Stone, známější jen jako Oliver Stone , je americký levicový[zdroj?] režisér a scenárista, který třikrát obdržel Cenu Akademie .

„Filmováním vyháním svoje nejhorší noční démony. Bez fantazie bych se nejspíš úplně zbláznil.“

„Metamorfóza Bushe z alkoholika v nejmocnějšího muže planety, to mě zajímá.“ o filmu W.

„Hell is the impossibility of reason.“

„Films might get to you and your subconscious and make a little difference, but when the vigilante drum beats, the mob screams and the conformists go along with it. There have to be people who are non-conformists.“

„Most American view World War II nostalgically as the "good war," in which the United States and its allies triumphed over German Nazism, Italian fascism, and Japanese militarism. The rest of the world remembers it as the bloodiest war in human history. By the time it was over, more than 60 million people lay dead, including 27 million Russians, between 10 million and 20 million Chinese, 6 million Jews, 5.5 million Germans, 3 million non-Jewish Poles, 2.5 million Japanese, and 1.5 million Yugoslavs. Austria, Great Britain, France, Italy, Hungary, Romania, and the United States each counted between 250,000 and 333,000 dead.“ The Untold History of The United States

„To fail is not tragic. To be human, is.“ The Untold History of The United States

„The secret to writing a screenplay is keeping you ass in the chair.


„The West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion (to which few members of other religions were converted) but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence. Westerners often forget this fact; non-Westerners never do.“ The Untold History of the United States

„According to Japanese scholar Yuki Tanaka, the United States firebombed over a hundred Japanese cities. Destruction reached 99.5 percent in the city of Toyama, driving Secretary of War Henry Stimson to tell Truman he "did not want to have the US get the reputation of outdoing Hitler in atrocities," though Stimson did almost nothing to halt the slaughter. He had managed to delude himself into believing Arnold's promise that he would limit "damage to civilians." Future Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara, who was on LeMay's staff in 1945, agreed with his boss's comment that of the United States lost the war, they'd all be tried as war criminals and deserved to be convicted.
Hatred towards the Japanese ran so deep that almost no one objected to the mass slaughter of civilians.“
The Untold History of The United States

„Prominent among the American capitalists with ties to Nazi counterparts was Prescott Bush, the father of one president and grandfather of another.“ The Untold History of the United States

„Let the capitalists do their own fighting and furnish their own corpses and there will never be another war on the face of the earth.“ The Untold History of the United States

„Wars throughout history have been waged for conquest and plunder. … And that is war in a nutshell. The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles.“ The Untold History of the United States

„Either you're born crazy or you're born boring.“ The Untold History of The United States

„By the early 1920s, the America of Jefferson, Lincoln, Whitman, and the young William Jennings Bryan had ceased to exist. It had been replaced by the world of McKinley, Teddy Roosevelt, J. Edgar Hoover, and Woodrow Wilson.“ The Untold History of the United States

„Americans, like people everywhere, are in thrall to their visions of the past, rarely realizing the extent to which their understanding of history shapes behavior in the here and now. Historical understanding defines people’s very sense of what is thinkable and achievable. As a result, many have lost the ability to imagine a world that is substantially different from and better than what exists today.“ The Untold History of the United States

„The Nation observed, “If you steal $25, you’re a thief. If you steal $250,000, you’re an embezzler. If you steal $2,500,000, you’re a financier.“ The Untold History of the United States

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