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Extended interview: Oliver Stone

The Oscar-winning director discusses the 'triumphalist narrative' that he believes is prevalent in Hollywood films.

Last updated: 02 Mar 2014 16:57
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Oliver Stone is an Oscar-winning director and writer renowned for films including Platoon, Natural Born Killers, and Nixon - all of which interrogate US culture, history and politics.

He has been described by British film critic Philip French as "one of the few committed men of the left working in mainstream American cinema".

Stone's ten-part 2012 documentary series, Oliver Stone's Untold History of the United States, and its companion book, co-written with historian Peter Kuznick, examines the rise of the US national security state - which they trace back to the development and deployment of the atomic bomb - and the overlooked events that have shaped US history.

Stone joined Empire to discuss American history and power, and the storytelling method he pursues in his movies.

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