Oliver Stone cautions against overuse of special effects

(AGI) Rome, Dec 2 - Technology has "great opportunities" tooffer the film sector, said Oliver Stone, although he cautionedagainst the overuse of special effects. The Oscar-winningdirector was speaking at the end of the IAB Forum, Italy'smajor digital communications event. He said it all depended onthe story being told, but that too many special effectsirritated him. Stories should be inspired by one's own lifeexperiences, and telling the story of America was, for him,more than something that had happened, it was his life.Speaking of communication and storytelling, Stone described itas a skill

(AGI) Rome, Dec 2 - Technology has "great opportunities" tooffer the film sector, said Oliver Stone, although he cautionedagainst the overuse of special effects. The Oscar-winningdirector was speaking at the end of the IAB Forum, Italy'smajor digital communications event. He said it all depended onthe story being told, but that too many special effectsirritated him. Stories should be inspired by one's own lifeexperiences, and telling the story of America was, for him,more than something that had happened, it was his life.Speaking of communication and storytelling, Stone described itas a skill that improves over time. He then told a fewchildhood stories, saying his father had been a greatstoryteller, and made him write an essay on a different subjecteach week. (AGI). .