When NOW's inimitable John Harkness talked to Oliver Stone, the director was set to release Salvador, the movie that made the industry stand up and take notice.
In those days, Stone was angry, pointedly political and merrily mocking Hollywood for its timidity. (Page 13 of the issue). He's made 19 movies since then and mellowed considerably - happily hallucinogenic with The Doors, kind of soft on George W. Bush in W. But his uniquely kinetic style remains, as evidenced by his ultra-violent, flashy
Savages, which scored big at the box office last opening weekend.