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Stone, Oliver (Subject/Filmmaker); Seitz, Matt Zoller (Author) & Other Contributors. THE OLIVER STONE EXPERIENCE. New York City, NY: Abrams, 2016. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 480 pages. As New.

Biography And Critical Appreciation on subject. One of the most important cinematic events of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. A brilliant production by Abrams: Oversize-volume format. The book weighs a hefty 8 pounds. Pictorial hard boards with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Text by Oliver Stone and Matt Zoller Seitz. It is presented in an accessible and riveting interview format all throughout. Contributions by other leading film experts. Art, film footage, outtakes, photographic plates, and other archival materials by and from Oliver Stone. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Published on the occasion of the film artist's 70th Birthday (on September 15, 2016) and the release of his major film bio-pic, "Snowden" (2016). Presents, in a dazzling, collectible format, Oliver Stone's and Matt Zoller Seitz's "The Oliver Stone Experience". The definitive retrospective and summing-up of the film director's immense, ground-breaking, and influential body of work. "As daring, intense, and provocative as Stone's films, an Oliver Stone movie in the form of a book. An extremely candid and comprehensive monograph of the renowned and controversial writer, director, and film historian: Over the course of five years, Academy Award-winning Oliver Stone ('Midnight Express', 'Scarface', 'Platoon', 'JFK', 'Natural Born Killers', 'Snowden', among others) and author Matt Zoller Seitz discussed, debated, and deconstructed the arc of Stone's outspoken, controversial life and career with extraordinary candor. Collects these conversations, including anecdotes about Stone's childhood, Vietnam, his struggles with PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), and his continual struggle to reinvent himself as an artist. Illustrated by hundreds of never-before-seen photographs and documents from Stone's personal archive: Personal snapshots, private correspondence, annotated script pages, storyboards, behind-the-scenes photography, and production files from all of his films, including Stone's epic Showtime mini-series, 'The Untold History of The United States'. Critical commentary on each of Stone's films is joined by original essays from filmmaker Ramin Bahrani; writer, editor, and educator Kiese Laymon; writer and actor Jim Beaver; and film critics Walter Chaw, Michael Guarnieri, Kim Morgan, and Alissa Wilkinson" (Publisher's blurb). "This lavish, beautiful book is as much a piece of serious criticism as it is an expression of pure movie love" (The Miami Herald). An absolute "must-have" title for Oliver Stone collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed in black ink-pen on the title page by Oliver Stone. It is also very boldly and beautifully signed in black pen-marker on the same page by Matt Zoller Seitz. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. Throughout his long career, Stone rarely made public appearances, but he and Seitz made a one-time-only appearance in New York City to launch the book. Laid-in is a pristine copy of the Souvenir Announcement of the event during which their signatures were obtained. This title will become a contemporary classic. This is one of very few such double-signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Far too many copies were damaged (even though they are obviously "New") because the book, huge and unwieldy, was shoddily packed by the publisher. This copy is in "As New" condition. A rare signed copy thus. Lavishly illustrated with hundreds of color plates. One of the greatest American film artists of our time. A fine collectible copy. . ISBN 1419717901. $200.00

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