Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer continues to captivate moviegoers across the world and the latest to join the massive list of its admirers is the legend himself, Oliver Stone. The Academy Award-winning filmmaker known best for making classics like Platoon, Salvador, JFK, Natural Born Killers and Nixon has penned an extremely flattering note for Nolan, calling his latest epic a "classic".
"#Oppenheimer is a classic, which I never believed could be made in this climate. Bravo," said Oliver Stone in his post, right after admitting that he, too, had once taken up the task of bringing J. Robert Oppenheimer's story to life but could not, in his own words, find his way to "its essence".
"Saturday, I sat through 3 hours of #Oppenheimer, gripped by Chris Nolan’s narrative. His screenplay is layered & fascinating. Familiar with the book by Kai Bird & Martin J. Sherwin, I once turned the project down because I couldn’t find my way to its essence. Nolan has found it," wrote Stone in his Twitter post.
Quite fascinatingly, he would also argue with Chris Nolan over two historical points, also sharing an explanation to prove his case.
"Aside from the points mentioned in my previous post, the movie packs in the essence of the tragedy of #Oppenheimer, a man historically in the middle of an impossible situation, though one, as Nolan shows, partly of his own making," he would add, reiterating how much he is in awe of Oppenheimer.
Oliver Stone isn't the only Hollywood icon who has showered praise on Oppenheimer. Very recently, Taxi Driver and Raging Bull writer Paul Schrader called the film "the best, most important film of this century," revealing his thoughts with his trademark honesty and succinctness.
"If you see one film in cinemas this year it should be Oppenheimer. I’m not a Nolan groupie but this one blows the doors off the hinges," added Schrader in his Facebook post.