Oliver Stone’s Savages and the War on Drugs
By Hiram Lee; 30 July 2012 – WSWS
Directed by Oliver Stone, written by Stone, Shane Salerno, Don Winslow, based on a novel by Don Winslow
For his latest film Savages, director Oliver Stone has set his sights on the “war on drugs.” Stone imagines the consequences of escalating violence in the United States, as drug cartels from Mexico begin to exert a greater influence across the border. The film is an adaptation of the 2010 novel of the same title, written by Don Winslow.
Best friends Chon (Taylor Kitsch) and Ben (Aaron
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