» » A Child's Night Dream: A Novel

Fb2 A Child's Night Dream: A Novel ePub

by Oliver Stone

Category: Genre Fiction
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: Oliver Stone
ISBN: 0312194463
ISBN13: 978-0312194468
Language: English
Publisher: St. Martin's Press; 1st edition (September 15, 1998)
Pages: 240
Fb2 eBook: 1108 kb
ePub eBook: 1287 kb
Digital formats: lrf rtf mbr lrf

A CHILD'S NIGHT DREAM is the first novel written by celebrated r/producer Oliver .

A CHILD'S NIGHT DREAM is the first novel written by celebrated r/producer Oliver Stone, winner of three Oscars (for the screenplay of MIDNIGHT EXPRESS and as director of PLATOON and BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY), and whose films have earned 37 Academy Award nominations. First embarked on when Stone was 19, the novel lay becalmed inside a shoebox for 30 years until Stone took a deep breath and set sail once more. Graciously, he's invited us along as fellow voyagers, or voyeurs.

Like Dean Moriarty in On the Road, the fictional Oliver is alienated from the stultifying American nation in which he lives.

A Child's Night Dream : A Novel. The fictional Oliver Stone is alienated from the stultifying American nation in which he lives, and, abandoning his parents and his Ivy League education for Vietnam, he encounters a hell far more brutal than he could have ever imagined - a world of barroom whores, psychedelic drugs, and killing fields of indescribable proportions.

A Child's Night Dream.

EXCLUSIVE: A Child’s Night Dream, the novel that Oliver Stone wrote at age 19, has been adapted and will be directed by his son, Sean Stone. Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films CEOs Randall Emmett and George Furla have green lit the film for an April production start

EXCLUSIVE: A Child’s Night Dream, the novel that Oliver Stone wrote at age 19, has been adapted and will be directed by his son, Sean Stone. Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films CEOs Randall Emmett and George Furla have green lit the film for an April production start. Stone wrote the novel long before he won three Oscars in a distinguished career as director and writer, and even before he served as an infantryman in Vietnam, getting wounded twice in combat and winning the Bronze Star, Purple Heart and other medals, experiences that informed his Best Picture and Best Director-winning film Platoon

Stone says he’s been working on the script for A Child’s Night Dream since he was 15 years ol. The great advantage that Sean Stone has here is having a father like Oliver Stone to guide him through his writing process.

Stone says he’s been working on the script for A Child’s Night Dream since he was 15 years old. Aside from working as a writer/director, Sean Stone has also had roles in several of his father’s most famous films, such as Wall Street, Born on the Fourth of July and Natural Born Killers. Having been working on the script since his teens means he’s had ample feedback and help from his father.

In 1997, Stone published A Child's Night Dream (St. Martin's Press), a novel first written . Martin's Press), a novel first written in 1966–1967. Stone is mentioned in Pulitzer Prize-winning American author Lawrence Wright's book Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief as having been a member of Scientology for about a month, saying "It was like going to college and reading Dale Carnegie, something you do to find yourself. In 1997, Stone was one of 34 celebrities to sign.

Top. American Libraries Canadian Libraries Universal Library Community Texts Project Gutenberg Biodiversity Heritage Library Children's Library. A child's night dream. Vietnam War, 1961-1975, Americans, Young men. Publisher. New York : St. Martin's Press.

A Child’s Night Dream: A Novel. Hot Books books may be purchased in bulk at special discounts for sales promotion, corporate gifts, fund-raising, or educational purposes. For details, contact the Special Sales Department, Hot Books, 307 West 36th Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10018 or infoorsepublishing. Hot Books is an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, In., a Delaware corporation. ww. kyhorsepublishing.

Sean Stone is keeping it in the family for his next project as writer/director: an adaptation of his father Oliver’s novel A Child’s Night Dream. The younger Stone has already written a screenplay based on the book, which the Academy Award–winning filmmaker wrote when he was 19 and serving in the military. Deadline first broke the news. Set in Vietnam and based on the Platoon and Born on the 4th of July director’s own experiences, A Child’s Night Dream was first published in 1997. The story will be moved to the aftermath of 9/11 for the film adaptation.

The fictional Oliver Stone is alienated from the stultifying American nation in which he lives, and, abandoning his parents and his Ivy League education for Vietnam, he encounters a hell far more brutal than he could have ever imagined - a world of barroom whores, psychedelic drugs, and killing fields of indescribable proportions. His head torn apart, his emotions sundered, he begins an epic voyage that will lead him through the Merchant Marine, an unceremonious return to American soil, and a flight into madness south of the border into Mexico. A Child's Night Dream is a visit into the unconscious mind, a work that celebrates the power of dreams, propelling us to the brink of reality and then steering us back to calmer waters.

Comments to eBook A Child's Night Dream: A Novel
Nanecele
This book is probably my all time favorite book,I don't believe Oliver Stone is given enough enough light/credit. Such an amazing author!!
Siralune
Waste of time,
Folsa
This book is underrated and underappreciated. It's quality is uneven and inconsistent, but I think worth reading for the good parts. It is pretty clear that Vietnam represents an overwhelming catharsis or abreaction for his character, even to the point of a certain amount of mythologizing. For any reader not expecting a large dose, be prepared. Overall, this novel deserves merit for not keeping to the beaten path.

In the book Stone differentiates between Imagination & Creativity. I argue that a worthy critic needs at least Imagination but an artist needs Creativity, and a quality artist needs both.
Whitescar
They say if you stare into a mirror long enough, you'll see the face of your own mother or father. But what if you saw Mother/Father/eagles in Mexican mountains/Godeath with sun in your eyes/"Ghost of a panther's soul"?
A CHILD'S NIGHT DREAM is the first novel written by celebrated screenwriter/director/producer Oliver Stone, winner of three Oscars (for the screenplay of MIDNIGHT EXPRESS and as director of PLATOON and BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY), and whose films have earned 37 Academy Award nominations. First embarked on when Stone was 19, the novel lay becalmed inside a shoebox for 30 years until Stone took a deep breath and set sail once more. Graciously, he's invited us along as fellow voyagers, or voyeurs.
A CHILD'S NIGHT DREAM is the autobiographical/fictional story of young William Oliver Stone, whose neglectful haut monde mother made him a haunting promise one night long ago. A promise Stone must prove or dispel or run from or embed like a Cambodian dagger in his own flesh.
Torn between his estranged parents, Stone lives in two worlds. The world of "Oliver" is warm, carnal. Lust replaces love, and his mother has the "...face of a growling meateater. Wolfess." The world of "William" is cold, rigid, rigor mortis. Money replaces love, and his father unerringly hammers a stake through his son's heart, "You can't be an individual in this world..."
Rejecting both worlds, Stone volunteers for combat in Vietnam and enters the Inferno. Raw, visceral, shot through wih madness, it's a microcosmic version of the film PLATOON, with fascinating additions -- the ghosts of French soldiers, Indians taking scalps, and Stone experiencing his own death.
But reality is shape-shifting, and when Stone discovers he's alive, he embarks on a sea voyage. And what a voyage this proves to be -- mano a mano confrontations, a devastating hurricane, a man lost overboard, and Stone's terror when his "own devil voice" calls to him from the impenetrable depths. It's a masterfully told tale that lashes us with all the fury of a storm at sea.
Stone's odyssey leads us through dark bordellos, a murderous rainy afternoon in France, and an erotic encounter with an angel. Ultimately we find ourselves in a cheap Mexican hotel room where Stone confronts the ashes of a book, a mirror, a dream.
A CHILD'S NIGHT DREAM is an extraordinary novel -- poetic, painful, elemental, pounding to the demented rhythms of the sea and a young man's blood. In Stone's hands, language itself becomes an adventure, and images can be cool, mystical, silvered to the back of a mirror -- or hot, panting beasts rampaging through the jungle.
And who will ever forget the courage and tragedy of this Boy/Poet who strips himself naked, shivering outside the garden like a lost cherub?
A CHILD'S NIGHT DREAM is an intensely moving experience. Even if we tie the heart in a double sailor's knot for safety, Stone will unravel it. And if we've managed to hold them back, Stone's Epilogue, written at age 50, finally releases them -- "long tears like boats sailing from the ports of [our] eyes."
Coron
This book is simply unreadable. Basically if you go on a street corner and listen to a homeless person rant, tape the rant, then put it to paper, you will come out with a very similiar book. Stone is not talented enough to write a book with a real story or plot, so instead he just puts his ramblings to page and hopes there will be enough shallow people who mistake it for genius since it is wierd. Kind of like those abstract painters who can be outpainted by an ape.
BOND
_________________________________________________________________
They say if you stare into a mirror long enough, you'll see the face of your own mother or father. But what if you saw Mother/Father/eagles in Mexican mountains/Godeath with sun in your eyes/"Ghost of a panther's soul"?
A CHILD'S NIGHT DREAM is the first novel written by celebrated screenwriter/director/producer Oliver Stone, winner of three Oscars (for the screenplay of MIDNIGHT EXPRESS and as director of PLATOON and BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY), and whose films have earned 37 Academy Award nominations. First embarked on when Stone was 19, the novel lay becalmed inside a shoebox for 30 years until Stone took a deep breath and set sail once more. Graciously, he's invited us along as fellow voyagers, or voyeurs.
A CHILD'S NIGHT DREAM is the autobiographical/fictional story of young William Oliver Stone, whose neglectful haut monde mother made him a haunting promise one night long ago. A promise Stone must prove or dispel or run from or embed like a Cambodian dagger in his own flesh.
Torn between his estranged parents, Stone lives in two worlds. The world of "Oliver" is warm, carnal. Lust replaces love, and his mother has the "...face of a growling meateater. Wolfess." The world of "William" is cold, rigid, rigor mortis. Money replaces love, and his father unerringly hammers a stake through his son's heart, "You can't be an individual in this world..."
Rejecting both worlds, Stone volunteers for combat in Vietnam and enters the Inferno. Raw, visceral, shot through wih madness, it's a microcosmic version of the film PLATOON, with fascinating additions -- the ghosts of French soldiers, Indians taking scalps, and Stone experiencing his own death.
But reality is shape-shifting, and when Stone discovers he's alive, he embarks on a sea voyage. And what a voyage this proves to be -- mano a mano confrontations, a devastating hurricane, a man lost overboard, and Stone's terror when his "own devil voice" calls to him from the impenetrable depths. It's a masterfully told tale that lashes us with all the fury of a storm at sea.
Stone's odyssey leads us through dark bordellos, a murderous rainy afternoon in France, and an erotic encounter with an angel. Ultimately we find ourselves in a cheap Mexican hotel room where Stone confronts the ashes of a book, a mirror, a dream.
A CHILD'S NIGHT DREAM is an extraordinary novel -- poetic, painful, elemental, pounding to the demented rhythms of the sea and a young man's blood. In Stone's hands, language itself becomes an adventure, and images can be cool, mystical, silvered to the back of a mirror -- or hot, panting beasts rampaging through the jungle.
And who will ever forget the courage and tragedy of this Boy/Poet who strips himself naked, shivering outside the garden like a lost cherub?
A CHILD'S NIGHT DREAM is an intensely moving experience. Even if we tie the heart in a double sailor's knot for safety, Stone will unravel it. And if we've managed to hold them back, Stone's Epilogue, written at age 50, finally releases them -- "long tears like boats sailing from the ports of [our] eyes."
Related to A Child's Night Dream: A Novel
The American Dream: A Short History of an Idea that Shaped a Nation eBook
Fb2 The American Dream: A Short History of an Idea that Shaped a Nation ePub
Third World America: How Our Politicians Are Abandoning the Middle Class and Betraying the American Dream eBook
Fb2 Third World America: How Our Politicians Are Abandoning the Middle Class and Betraying the American Dream ePub
Child of the Night (Power of the Blood) eBook
Fb2 Child of the Night (Power of the Blood) ePub
Morning Star: A Tribute to the American Dream : A Novel eBook
Fb2 Morning Star: A Tribute to the American Dream : A Novel ePub
Come into My Night, Come into My Dream eBook
Fb2 Come into My Night, Come into My Dream ePub
Achieving Your Dreams: Starting Early to Help African American Children Develop a Vision of Their Dream Careers eBook
Fb2 Achieving Your Dreams:  Starting Early to Help African American Children Develop a Vision of Their Dream Careers ePub
Your Dream Life: Dream Journal eBook
Fb2 Your Dream Life: Dream Journal ePub
The Voice of the Child in American Literature: Linguistic Approaches to Fictional Child Language eBook
Fb2 The Voice of the Child in American Literature: Linguistic Approaches to Fictional Child Language ePub
Dream Dictionary For Dummies eBook
Fb2 Dream Dictionary For Dummies ePub