Stone 'has no plans to quit films'
Published 19/05/2010 | 18:56
Oliver Stone says he has no intention of quitting the film industry any time soon.
The veteran director said he was just finishing work on a documentary called South Of The Border, which is released next month and looks at Hugo Chavez and the revolution in South America.
The documentary features a road trip through the continent where eight presidents are interviewed about Chavez.
Asked whether he had any plans to stop directing soon, he said: "No. I hope to get these documentaries done - they are very important to me - and go back to films early next year."
The director was speaking during a visit to the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow where he received an Honorary Doctorate.
He told an audience of more than 100 people after he received the award: "Film is a war. It's a battle from day one. You have insane actors, cruel and demanding logistics, you have money, studio and weather, and animals and children."
The 63-year-old also said there were a lot of "technical filmmakers" in the industry.
He said: "There's no messages. There's no values, no moral values.
"They make great films. I mean they look fabulous but they are completely perverted, historically. I'm not going to name names. They get nominated for Academy Awards. They are horrible, horrible."