Coppola certainly broke ground for him in Vietnam with APOCALYPSE NOW.
JFK's style and tone derive from the paranoid thriller neo-films noirs
of the early 1970s--especially Alan Pakula's THE PARALLAX VIEW. The
underlying "conspiracy" is strongly similar to that in EXECUTIVE ACTION
(1974), which was based on a script by conspiracy theorist Mark Lane.
His later films, such as NATURAL BORN KILLERS and NIXON, are more
self-consciously "experimental" (use of multiple film stocks, matting
non-diegetic materials, etc.) that perhaps reflect his own avowed
admiration for Godard and Bunuel (although his films are still quite
unlike theirs). There also seems to be self-conscious imitation of
David Lynch in NBK and his TV mini-series WILD PALMS.
> I was wondering, which American Film Director can Oliver Stone be compared
> to. For example where does he draw his cinematic style and narrative style
> from. I am just curious to know because I enjoyed watching JFK, PLATOON AND
> BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY.
> Kind regards
> Try Cecil B. DeMille, the other great self-declared (and self-important)
> Hollywood historian. As for cinematic and narrative style: Don't be fooled
> by the montage. These are very conventional films.
> Kind regards,
> Vinzenz Hediger, University of Zurich
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