scenes while we were shooting. That’s to say,
we would cover up some of the words where possible to save time
and money later in the process. Probably wouldn’t do this now.
Th e ci nem a of Ol iver S to ne
In relation to cable television
Stone: The television sales market has changed. I’m not up-to-date
on it, but cable is now in any case the main purchaser of shows.
Network television is much less subversive in terms of sex and language than cable. However, there are still pressures even with cable
that can be applied to material. In the case of Comandante
photographic images are counterposed to the paintings in the
royal residences and Downing Street. Their thematic purposes are
multifold, but they mark a dramatic progress in which Diana –
effectively portrayed as pretender to the throne – is supplanted in the
televisual frame by the Queen, who is initially identified with the
milieu and iconography of fine art. Only when this process has been