Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone ridicules Hollywood: Everything is too fragile, sensitive

WION Web Team New Delhi Jul 14, 2020, 02.12 PM(IST)

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He said, "You can't make a film without a COVID adviser. You can't make a film without a sensitivity counselor. It's ridiculous."

Oscar-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone seems upset with the current state of the Hollywood industry. Talking recently to New York Times Magazine, he said he is no hurry to work on a mainstream film with a studio as Hollywood has gone “mad” and movie making has become “ridiculous”. 

He said, "It's just so expensive — the marketing. Everything has become too fragile, too sensitive. Hollywood now — you can't make a film without a COVID adviser. You can't make a film without a sensitivity counselor. It's ridiculous." 

He added, "The Academy changes its mind every five, 10, two months about what it's trying to keep up with. It's politically correct [expletive], and it's not a world I'm anxious to run out into. I've never seen it quite mad like this. It's like an Alice in Wonderland tea party."

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"You know, I just read something about how films are going to be very expensive to make now, because you need to take all these precautions, and a 50-day shoot becomes a 60-day shoot, and social distancing for actors. That's what I'm talking about,” he continued. 

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