I never really liked NBK. I dont think it was right that Oliver Stone took Quentins story/screenplay and fucked it up. QT liked Tony Scotts version of True Romance, because he was cool enough to talk with QT about where he was going with it. Ã‚Â Stone shouldve had enough respect for QT to consult with him, and not just redo the whole story like he ended up doing.
Stone has co-written some great films. Scarface being one of them. Its probably my favorite DePalma film. He also co-wrote Conan The Barbarian, a fun action adventure film.
As far as Stone as a filmmaker, I think hes definitely a great one. From Salvador to Any Given Sunday, his looks at American society, at our flaws and our triumphs are just excellent. My fav Stone films are : Platoon, The Doors, Born on the 4th of July Wall Street and JFK. Platoon (semi auto biographical look at Stones time in Vietnam). The Doors (the rise and fall of one of our greatest American myths/icons, Jim Morrison) Born on The 4th (the story of Ron Kovics tragic life after and before Vietnam), JFK (a look at one mans fight to find the truth behind JFKs assassination), Wall Street (a look at the allure money has on people, how it can enpower and destroy people).
IMO, every film movie geek should have some Oliver Stone films in their collection.