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  1. Biography of John F. Kennedy: The 5 Books All Presidential Historians Should ReadRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | News Max

    ... Kennedy" by L. Fletcher Prouty Chief of Special Operations in the Pentagon from 1955-64, Colonel Prouty helped Oliver Stone with parts of the script for the conspiracy movie "JFK." Forbes called Prouity's book "essential to understanding the ...

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  2. Oliver Stone: Meet Friedrich HayekRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | The Foundation for Economic Education

    Gordon Gekko, the legendary character portrayed by Michael Douglas in Oliver Stone's Wall Street , is listed 24th in the American Film Institute's 100 greatest heroes and villains . If it weren't for the fact that Ivan Boesky , one of the infamous convicted insider traders of the late 1980s, inspired the character, such a ranking wouldn't be significant.

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  3. Why Did We Lose Our Appetite for Lunch?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | TheDailyBeast.com

    ... found only one in five people venture out to have lunch. The halo of Gordon Gekko, the corporate raider in Oliver Stone's film Wall Street depicted by Michael Douglas, may have been tarnished by events but his legendary dictum that " Lunch is for ...

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  4. Bart & Fleming: Junket Season Brings Out Good, Bad And Ugly In Celeb...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 10 | Deadline

    ... interns to do these interviews now." Now, I'd had trying experiences at that paper, like when I interviewed Oliver Stone for Born on the Fourth of July , and was terrified to realize the recorder had stopped working. And then Stone smiled and said, ...

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  5. A colorful 'Carmina Burana'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 30 | Barnstable Patriot

    ... don't know where it came from." We often hear "O Fortuna" in movies and television, as in "The Doors," Oliver Stone's biographical film of the American rock band, and in commercials like the Domino's Pizza commercial that aired during the 2015 Super ...

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  6. ShareRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 30 | Daily Star

    ... widely regarded as one of the greatest films ever made. The first Hollywood film written by a Vietnam veteran, Oliver Stone. Platoon was released in 1986 as the first part of a trilogy. Written to counter John Wayne's portrayal of the war in 1968's ...

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  7. Best Classic War Movies According to Rotten TomatoesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 23, 2015 | News Max

    ... moviegoing lives in a funk," wrote Eric Harrison for the Houston Chronicle. 3. "Platoon" (1986) Director Oliver Stone gives viewers a ground level view of the Vietnam War in this drama, which stars Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, and Willem Dafoe. The ...

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  8. Classic War Movies Box Office Hits: 10 Films That Made the Most MoneyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 22, 2015 | News Max

    ... reviewers were slightly more kind and gave it a 3.3 of five rating. 3. "Platoon": $138,530,565 Vietnam veteran Oliver Stone directed this 1986 classic, and according to Roger Ebert , Stone wanted to make it as real as possible. Ranked 326th on the ...

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  9. Clarence Fanto: Seattle CEO's gesture strikes blow against income inequalityRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2015 | Berkshire Eagle

    ... a different way of doing business." For Price, unlike Gordon Gekko as portrayed by Michael Douglas in the 1987 Oliver Stone film "Wall Street," greed is not good. A recent Princeton University study showed that as incomes rise to $75,000, emotional ...

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  10. Michael Douglas on 8 of his greatest roles, from Gordon Gekko to LiberaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 15, 2015 | Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch

    ... school because of you,'" says Douglas of his iconic, Oscar-winning role as Gordon "Greed Is Good" Gekko in Oliver Stone's film. "It's scary, but people love somebody who's confident and charming and seductive-yet completely amoral. That's the joy of ...

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  11. Helping Barack Remember HistoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 15, 2015 | Townhall

    ... Fidel being rather arty. There was the actor Jack Nicholson who immediately identified Castro as "a genius." Oliver Stone, the director, appraised him as "selfless and moral, one of the world's wisest men." And another director, Steven Spielberg, ...

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  12. Percy SledgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 15, 2015 | Sunday Herald

    ... honours at a ceremony for musician and actor Steve Van Zandt. The song was re-released after being featured in Oliver Stone's Vietnam War film Platoon in 1987 and reached number two in Britain. Michael Bolton topped the charts in the 1990s with a ...

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  13. Soul singer Percy Sledge no stranger to GastoniaRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 15, 2015 | The Gaston Gazette

    ... "The Crying Game" and a 1994 Meg Ryan drama named for the song's title. - Re-released after being featured in Oliver Stone's Vietnam War film "Platoon" in 1987 and reached No. 2 in Britain. Percy Sledge had a handful of other hits between 1966 and ...

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  14. Percy Sledge, who sang 'When A Man Loves a Woman,' dies at age 74Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 15, 2015 | Crescent-News.com

    ... and a breakthrough for Southern soul. "When a Man Loves a Woman" was re-released after being featured in Oliver Stone's Vietnam War film "Platoon" in 1987. Michael Bolton topped the charts in the 1990s with a cover version and Rolling Stone magazine ...

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  15. Soul singer Percy Sledge dies aged 74Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 15, 2015 | Ghanamma.com

    ... timeless," he added. The track reached number two when it was re-released in the UK in 1987 after appearing in Oliver Stone's film Platoon, and was featured in several other films such as The Big Chill, The Crying Game and a 1994 Meg Ryan drama ...

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  16. Soul singer Percy Sledge diesRead the original story

    Apr 14, 2015 | Dear Kitty

    ... timeless," he added. The track reached number two when it was re-released in the UK in 1987 after appearing in Oliver Stone's film Platoon, and was featured in several other films such as The Big Chill, The Crying Game and a 1994 Meg Ryan drama ...

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  17. 'When A Man Loves A Woman' soul singer Percy Sledge dies aged 74Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 14, 2015 | Independent.ie

    ... honours at a ceremony for musician and actor Steve Van Zandt. The song was re-released after being featured in Oliver Stone's Vietnam War film Platoon in 1987 and reached number two in Britain. Michael Bolton topped the charts in the 1990s with a ...

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  18. R&B Great Percy Sledge Dead at 74Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 14, 2015 | RollingStone

    ... next hit was a surprising one: "When a Man Loves a Woman" received a surge in interest after it was featured in Oliver Stone's 1987 Vietnam War movie Platoon . It became a Number Two single in the U.K. that year and stayed on the country's charts ...

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  19. Soul singer Percy Sledge dies aged 73Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 14, 2015 | BBC News

    ... When A Man Loves a Woman reached number two when it was re-released in the UK in 1987 after appearing in Oliver Stone's film Platoon, and was featured in several other films such as The Big Chill, The Crying Game and a 1994 Meg Ryan drama named ...

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  20. Robby Krieger on His Gibson SG, Jimi Hendrix and the Best Doors MovieRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2015 | Guitar Player

    ... few years ago. Johnny Depp narrates it and it really captures the spirit of the band pretty good. You know the Oliver Stone movie [The Doors , 1991 ] didn't capture the dynamic of the group at all; it was really about Jim. It was kind of a stupid ...

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