Oliver Stone, “Turn Off Your Smart Phones”

Oliver Stone, “Turn Off Your Smart Phones”

Oliver Stone, “Turn Off Your Smart Phones”

“The information you have put out there voluntarily is enough to burn your life to the ground,” explains Stone. So don’t text during the movie!

Before a movie begins, audiences are used to told to turn off their smart phones. But when Oliver Stone is the one doing the telling it becomes a bit more effective.

For Snowden, the director’s upcoming release about real-life NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, Director Stone makes a plea to moviegoers to turn off their cellular devices and also question the parties that are using said devices to “track out every move.”

Mr. Stone adds that smart phones are great for things like keeping in contact with loved ones and watching cat videos, but that moviegoers must be also conscious that “the information you have put out there voluntarily is enough to burn your life to the ground.”

Throughout the PSA (Public Service Announcement), Mr. Stone displays the kind of deadpan humor that British “mockumentaries” are made of.

Stone recently laid-out his outlook on the way we interact with our mobile devices to a room of nearly 6,000 at Comic-Con.

During the Q&A portion of the discussion, Mr. Stone was asked about his thoughts on the augmented reality game Pokemon Go. Mr. Stone is not a fan, describing the game as “a new level of invasion,” adding that it is a form of “totalitarianism.”

Snowden stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley and hits theaters in the US on 16 September.

Have a terrific weekend.

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