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Oliver Stone tackles modern history in new series

November 22, 2012 • Entertainment


In this Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, photo, American film director, screenwriter and producer Oliver Stone poses for a portrait in New York. Oliver Stone has never been shy about ruffling feathers with his take real-life events. From “J.F.K” and “Nixon,” to “Salvador” and “W,” Stone has challenged the history that we know by incorporating a revisionist view. His latest project, “The Untold History of the United States,” a ten-part series, currently on the premium Showtime network, explores the facts he feels were suppressed for one reason or another. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Invision/AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — Oliver Stone has never been shy about ruffling feathers with his take on real-life events.

From “J.F.K” and “Nixon,” to “Salvador” and “W,” Stone has challenged the history taught in schoolbooks. His latest project, “The Untold History of the United States,” a 10-part series on the premium Showtime network, explores more facts he feels were suppressed, with new takes on the atomic bombing of Japan, the Cold War and the fall of Communism.

To maintain accuracy throughout the series, Stone partnered with Peter Kuznick, a history professor at American University. Kuznick was no stranger to Stone, having used Stone’s films for years to provide perspective for his students. Both he and Stone feel history is often written with a happy ending.

Recently, Stone spoke to the Associated Login to read more

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