Oliver Stone: There was no point in my living life elsewhere, so this was the place to start. And if it was intended for me to die, I was quite willing to die, because I had thought of suicide, and written about it, entertained it, and fantasised about it. I wanna see what America really is. I wanna hang out with people with no education, who come from nowhere. I wanna see what they're thinking. I wanna feel what the bottom of the barrel, what reality is like. And I could think of no greater reality than war. I was eager to get to the war, to learn.