Oliver Stone: Wild, Obsessive, and Open for Anything — EXCLUSIVE VIDEO


Director Oliver Stone is known for his impressionistic style, an approach to filmmaking that evolved from unnerving dramas like Platoon, Wall Street, and Born on the Fourth of July into the psychedelic experiences of The Doors and Natural Born Killers. In recent years, he’s restrained himself to both pay respect (World Trade Center) and lampoon (W.) the world around us. But in this year’s Savages, Stone returned to his roots. His nontraditional, unhinged roots.

In an exclusive clip from the five-part behind-the-scenes series on the making of the movie, Oliver Stone’s edit team dishes on the director’s process, which involves both rigid protocol for note-taking, and an openness to whatever crazy ideas are conjured up by his collaborators. Check out the video below, and watch for Savages on Blu-ray today, Nov. 13:

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After a few years of working behind the scenes on movies and TV shows (and earning an IMDb page for bragging rights), Movies Editor Matt Patches made a hard right into the world of entertainment journalism. In 2009, Patches became the Associate Movies Editor of UGO.com, departing in 2010 to go rogue as a writer-for-hire. Patches covered movies and festivals for a number of outlets, including Movieline, MTV NextMovie, CinemaBlend, and Film School Rejects, before joining Hollywood.com as Movies Editor in 2011. He proudly names "Groundhog Day" as his favorite movie of all time.