10 years ago

Prepare for your cognitive dissonance to be shattered!

Oliver Stone’s documentary miniseries Showtime, Untold History of the United States, is one best mainstream television series you will see in a long time. It covers “the reasons behind the Cold War with the Soviet Union, U.S. President Harry Truman’s decision to drop the atomic bomb on Japan, and changes in America’s global role since the fall of Communism.” It’s an eye-opening compelling series. It has simply one of the best archive editing jobs since Senna (2010) with shocking new material from American presidents you have never seen before, this time all edited by Alex Marquez, perfect composing by the versatile Scot Craig Armstrong and splendid daring narration by Bronze Star, Purple Heart and Air Medal recipient Mr. Stone himself. All this make for a compelling and unique series you can’t miss. Keep in mind though it is Oliver Stone’s re-examination of what he feels are under-reported events in American history. Stone spent $1 million of his own money on the budget, which had inflated from $3 million to $5 million. Mr. Stone got 15min. on prime-television with the launch of his new series in November 12. This on Piers Morgan of CNN. That was it! (VIDEO)The series was four years in the making and has ten episodes. And while you at it buy the 700-page book (Amazon) by Stone and historian Peter Kuznick accompanying the ten-part program. The book will provide you with a greater detail and covers more ground than the Showtime installments itself. And to end with John Fitzgerald Kennedy words: “For, in the final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children’s future. And we are all mortal.” (VIDEO) SPOILER ALERT! If you are up for it watch the final thoughts of the series from Mr. Stone here.Sharing-to-care! (Photo copyright Showtime)