Frost/Nixon

 

Frost/Nixon has been nominated for 5 Oscars this year, including Best Picture and Best Actor (Frank Langella as Richard Nixon). This movie certainly deserves these nominations. Frost/Nixon is an entertaining and accurate history lesson.

Filmed in a quasi-documentary style, Frost/Nixon relates the story of the interviews, televised in 1977, of the disgraced Richard Nixon by the British television presenter David Frost. The movie takes us through the background behind this ground breaking series of interviews.

This film is accurate in all the details of the 1970’s-the clothes, the hairstyles, the cars. I got a kick out of a scene where the characters are smoking on an airplane. I haven’t seen that in years! It’s amazing to see how close these interviews came to not happening at all. And who remembers that Diane Sawyer used to work for Richard Nixon?

I think a special mention needs to go to Kevin Bacon, who does a great job playing Nixon’s post-resignation chief of staff, Jack Brennan. Go see this great movie!

Frost/Nixon: Behind the Scenes of the Nixon Interviews

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