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Stone Defends World Trade Center To Bafta Members

OLIVER STONE has again defended his decision to make WORLD TRADE CENTER so soon after the 9/11 tragedy - before members of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in London. The director has...

Stone Defends Grass

OLIVER STONE has urged people to show tolerance towards controversial German author GUENTER GRASS, insisting he "had to lie" about his membership of the Waffen-SS. The TIN DRUM author recently revealed the secret he has...

Cage's 9/11 Pain

Shooting WORLD TRADE CENTER was especially painful for actor NICOLAS CAGE, because he lost a friend on September 11th (01) The OLIVER STONE movie deals with the true story of two firemen trapped in the...

Stone Accuses Hollywood Of Exploiting War

Director Oliver Stone, who steered clear of controversy during interviews promoting his World Trade Center in the U.S. last month, returned to the thick of things over the weekend as he accused Hollywood of exploiting...

Stone Wants Bin Laden Dead

Oscar-winning US film-maker OLIVER STONE has issued a chilling threat to kill terror chief OSAMA BIN LADEN "with my own hands". The WORLD TRADE CENTER director, whose film is based on Bin Laden's 9/11 attacks,...

Stone Accuses Hollywood Of Promoting War

Filmmaker OLIVER STONE has hit out at the US movie industry, accusing Hollywood of promoting war. Stone claims movies PEARL HARBOR and BLACK HAWK DOWN "worshipped the machinery of war" and glamourised conflicts involving America....

World Trade Center Producers Donate $1.3 Million

WORLD TRADE CENTER film-makers are honouring their promise to donate five per cent of the movie's opening weekend box office receipts to the September 11th (01) memorial. The memorial foundation yesterday (28AUG06) announced producers of...

Hollywood Film Festival Fetes Stone

The Hollywood Film Festival has selected OLIVER STONE to receive its Director Of The Year award. The honour will be presented at an awards ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on 23 October (06). The...

Stone Slammed By Hampton

Hollywood screenwriter CHRISTOPHER HAMPTON has launched a scathing attack on director OLIVER STONE. The DANGEROUS LIAISONS writer briefly worked with the ALEXANDER director on a potential film and recalls the experience as unenjoyable. Hampton says,...

'Snakes' Slithers To Top Of Us Box Office

Much-hyped movie SNAKES ON A PLANE slithered to the top of the US box office this weekend (ends20AUG06) - but with a more modest $15.25 million (GBP8.5 million) opening weekend than expected. The film had...

Stone: 'It's Fashionable To Hate My Movies'

Hollywood director OLIVER STONE expected negative criticism of his movie WORLD TRADE CENTER, because it's "fashionable" to hate his films. The 59-year-old movie-maker took considerable flak for his unsettling 1991 film JFK, which has toughened...

Close Finish At Box Office

The top of the weekend box office was crowded tightly as just over $3 million separated the leading three films. Sony's Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby remained the No. 1 film for the...

Cage Delighted To Finally Land Stone Collaboration

NICOLAS CAGE is delighted with his performance in new 9/11 drama WORLD TRADE CENTER, because he feared he would never realise his ambition of working with director OLIVER STONE. The Oscar-winner feared PLATOON film-maker Stone...

Talladega Nights Keeps Poll Position

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby remained the frontrunner at the box office over the weekend, even as two challengers performed far better than expected. Talladega, starring Will Ferrell, took in an estimated $23...

Talladega Nights Stays On Top Of Us Box Office

WILL FERRELL's TALLADEGA NIGHTS: THE BALLAD OF RICKY BOBBY is cruising at the top of the US box office, after taking $23 million (GBP12.8) during its second week in cinemas. Teen dancing drama STEP...

Cage Stunned By World Trade Center Gift

NICOLAS CAGE was left stunned at the premiere of his hard-hitting new film WORLD TRADE CENTER when the firefighter he portrayed on screen handed him a special 9/11 memento. Terrorist attack survivor JOHN MCLOUGHLIN was...

Studio Fastens Seat Belt

Paramount executives met urgently Thursday to consider their marketing strategy for Oliver Stone's World Trade Center, which opened on Wednesday. The Associated Press reported that some executives had wanted to scale back advertising for the...

Movie Reviews: World Trade Center

Virtually every critic is remarking in reviews of Oliver Stone's World Trade Center that this is not your typical Oliver Stone movie. No conspiracies. No politics. No anger. No controversy. Indeed, writes Amy Biancolli in...

Stubborn Stone Plans Third Alexander Release

OLIVER STONE is refusing to give up on his ALEXANDER flop - he's planning a third release of the historical epic. The film, which starred COLIN FARRELL as the historic leader, was a critical and...

Stone Considering Playboy Musical?

OLIVER STONE has hinted he's planning a Playboy musical about the life of publishing tycoon HUGH HEFNER. The NATURAL BORN KILLERS director admits he's had enough of tough dramas, political sagas and harrowing epics and...

Stone 9/11 Movie Makes Cover Of Newsweek

Newsweek magazine is featuring a 3,200-word cover article by David Ansen about Oliver Stone's World Trade Center in is current (August 7) issue, in which the Newsweek critic concludes by remarking that it "celebrates the...

Stone's Grateful For Second Chance

Hollywood director OLIVER STONE is grateful to be given the chance to work on upcoming movie WORLD TRADE CENTER after a string of box office flops. The controversial film-maker suffered professionally when a number of...

History-based Movies To Premiere At Venice Film Festival

Movies based on historical events will take front and center at this year's Venice Film Festival -- and the stars that appear in them will be on hand for the screenings, festival officials indicated today...

Conservative Publicity Firm Backing Liberal Stone's Film

Creative Response Systems, the publicity firm credited with devising the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth campaign that attacked John Kerry's Vietnam war record in the last presidential race, has been successfully rallying support for Oliver...

Stone To Donate 9/11 Movie Profits

Director OLIVER STONE will donate 10 per cent of new movie WORLD TRADE CENTER's first five-day profits to 9/11 charities. The controversial movie, which stars NICOLAS CAGE, tells the story of the last two people...

Cage Plays On 'Regular Guy' For 9/11 Movie

Hollywood actor NICOLAS CAGE believes his "regular guy" persona will secure the success of controversial new 9/11 movie WORLD TRADE CENTER. The OLIVER STONE movie tells the story of the last two people found alive...

Stone Defends World Trade Center As Widow Attacks Him

Movie-maker OLIVER STONE has defended his controversial new WORLD TRADE CENTER movie after the widow of a firefighter killed in the line of duty on 9/11 blasted the director for bringing the film to cinemas....

Cage Reveals Method Behind 9/11 Role

Hollywood star NICOLAS CAGE spent hours in a sense deprivation tank to understand exactly what his character in upcoming 9/11 film WORLD TRADE CENTER suffered. The movie - directed by OLIVER STONE - tells the...

Cage Defends 9/11 Film

Academy Award-winner NICOLAS CAGE has hit out at criticisms his role in upcoming 9/11 film WORLD TRADE CENTER is insensitive to the victims of the 2001 terrorist attacks. The movie - directed by OLIVER STONE...

Police 'Too Traumatised' To Watch Stone Movie

Police and firefighters who risked their lives on September 11th 2001 have been invited to private screenings of OLIVER STONE's forthcoming movie WORLD TRADE CENTER, although they have been warned the experience might prove traumatic....

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