Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Frost meets Nixon

From Megan Basham's review of the Frost/Nixon movie in World...

This movie looks good...anybody seen it yet?

"It had become almost a sin to think of Nixon as anything less than a villain. And strangely, that aroused my indignation. I thought it was time to move on from seeing Nixon as the boogeyman of American politics."

So said screenwriter and playwright Peter Morgan to the Los Angeles Times about his inspiration for his award-winning play, Frost/Nixon, that is likely on the verge of becoming an award-winning film. Directed by Ron Howard, the movie manages to develop sympathy for the 37th president, not in spite of his sins but because of focusing on the moment when the two men's lives converge, Howard reveals more about the motivations of the powerful and famous than films that painstakingly chart public figures' entire lives typically do....


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