|Français : 66ème Festival du Cinéma de Venise (Mostra), 6ème jour (07/09/2009) Oliver Stone (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
By contrast, I find nothing much fresh or "untold" about his docu-series so far. In essence, Stone is presenting the "Revisionist" theory of the Cold War: it was not Soviet aggression or an International Communist plot to rule the world that precipitated the Cold War. Rather, it was American greed and paranoia about Communism that were the causes. Frankly, I studies this theory in graduate school in the 1970s. I am seeing little or nothing new here.
All the same, as a history junky, I am enjoying the film footage Stone has spliced together. The series is worth watching... just don't let him kid you that he has come up with something that no one else has ever said before. Here's the Showtime website for it: