Liz Smith: Frank Sinatra Did It His Way. Will Oliver Stone Do Sinatra's Life His Way? Maybe
Huffington Post - about 4 years
"I'VE WANTED to make a movie about Frank Sinatra for years. I love his music. And his life was so majestic and full of richness on every level."
That was Oliver Stone, talking to an admirer, who had approached the director to compliment him on his ongoing Showtime series, Untold History, and his amazing book that spawned the series, "The Untold History of the United States."
How did the subject of Sinatra arise? Well, Oliver just happened to be dining at the fabled La Dolce Vita restaurant in Beverly Hills. (Where Frank himself always ordered the chicken piccata and eggplant parmigiana.) It was New Year's Eve, and Oliver, though with family and friends, didn't mind chatting with a knowledgeable fan.
The restaurant was playing Sinatra recordings, and Stone suddenly exclaimed, "Man, those are such great songs!" This led to the fan asking why Stone, who has made so many films about real-life persons, has never tackled Sinatra? Oliver gave the above quote, and add
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