: Money Never Sleeps and Savages also asked moral questions, but locating their respective targets –the failure to grasp any
legal oversight facility with regards to financial institutions, and
the disorientated, apolitical lifestyle of certain sections of American
society –appeared trickier. The absence of real polemic in these
films is something that Stone himself has admitted to, and it was
one of the reasons he threw himself more steadfastly into documentary work during the 2000s.
The move into documentary reflected a further authorial change.
The distinctive editing
History, legend and memory in John Sayles’ Lone Star
these stories throughout the film, the audience is
displaced beyond the borders of conventional historical frameworks with
preferred and approved versions, encouraging choice and the possibility
of alternative notions of what constitutes history and identity. This
unsettling of history is represented in the film by Sayles’
disorientating visual techniques, like the seamless editing already