You probably won’t be adding Oliver Stone to your friends-and-family wireless plan anytime soon. The Oscar-winning director and screenwriter–and occasional Spanish-comedy star–has released a new public-service announcement urging theatergoers to turn off their cell phones while watching a movie, a common-sense policy with which all Americans can agree (even Gordon Gekko would cosign, though we all know he prefers to make his calls from the beach).
In the PSA, the director such of government-wary films as JFK, Nixon, and the forthcoming Snowden also warns viewers not to put too much trust in their devices, holding up a cell phone and saying, “This will be our undoing” (which is how many of us felt after watching Alexander). He adds: “It allows certain parties to track your every move every time you make a call [or] send a text. We are giving them access. The information you put out into the world voluntarily is enough to burn your life to the ground.” Before that happens, though, may we invite you to re-watch, for one last time, JFK‘s John Candy saying “daddy-o” and “big enchilada” in his ridiculous New Awl-leey-uns accent?