Oliver Stone has completed a controversial project for Showtime that Stone has promised will put Adolph Hitler “in context.”
But Stone’s big-budget days are over. I saw the film, and all Stone did was to slightly visually alter and overdub his “JFK” and “W” movies.
It’s a pretty weak effort to humanize Hitler and blame the Second World War on corporate America, but a rather comical and entertaining film nonetheless.
A couple scenes from “Oliver Stone’s ‘Hitler’”:
“Hey Adolph, I can’t freakin’ believe they think you did all dat freakin’ stuff to da freakin’ Jews and you didn’t even freakin’ do it.”
“Just between the two of us, Josef, I am a war criminal, but people need to understand the role that U.S. corporations played in allowing me to carry out my evil deeds.”
“Think about it, Mr. Murrow. Why did Germany invade Poland? Was it only Hitler’s idea? No. Money’s at stake, Mr. Murrow, big money. $100 billion. I think World War II started that way — In the wind. Defense contractors, oil bankers, Halliburton — Just conversation. Then, a call is made, probably to Republican headquarters in the states. And the rest is history. But don’t believe me, Mr. Murrow. Do your own progressive digging, your own progressive thinking.”