Oliver Stone shocks world during Bangkok visit

Oliver Stone shocks world during Bangkok visit

How the Oscar winner raised a few eyebrows during his recent trip to the city. In other news: Suvarnabhumi gets its first body scanner
Oliver Stone
Controversial flimmaker Oliver Stone is working on a 10-part documentary on the 20th century titled "The Secret History of the United States."
Given that earlier this month Hollywood filmmaker Oliver Stone received international media attention for saying Adolf Hitler was made an easy scapegoat by history, it should come as no surprise the Oscar-winner raised a few eyebrows during his visit to Bangkok this week.

Stone, the keynote speaker at last night’s ASEAN Dialogues Towards a Culture of Peace event at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand, told reporters here that Americans are in denial and refuse to consider the possibility that someone other than Lee Harvey Oswald killed U.S. president John F Kennedy.

Naturally, the comments are receiving international attention and more than a few complaints. Which is great publicity for Stone, who is working on a 10-part documentary on the 20th century titled "The Secret History of the United States." His next film, “Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps,” stars Michael Douglas and Shia LaBeouf and is set to open later this year.

In other Bangkok news

Body scanner for Bangkok’s international airport: Suvarnabhumi International Airport is testing a full-body scanner for a month in an effort to boost security in line with other major gateways around the world, reports the Bangkok Post.

Up-and-coming Thai directors: Blog Wise Kwai gives us the heads up on an in-depth article titled "20 Young Independent Thai directors" about filmmakers in the Thai indie scene who are not yet 30 years old.

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