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Ian Scott and Henry Thompson

: 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

in The cinema of Oliver Stone
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History, legend and memory in John Sayles’ Lone Star
Neil Campbell

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 discussed

in Memory and popular film