Following the resounding success of the eponymous West End and Broadway hit play, Frost/Nixon tells the extraordinary story of how Sir David Frost pursued and landed the biggest fish of his career—and how the series drew larger audiences than any news interview ever had in the United States, before being shown all over the world.
This is Frost's absorbing story of his pursuit of Richard Nixon, and is no less revealing of his own toughness and pertinacity than of the ex-President's elusiveness. Frost's encounters with such figures as Swifty Lazar, Ron Ziegler, potential sponsors, and Nixon as negotiator are nothing short of hilarious, and his insight into the taping of the programs themselves is fascinating.
Frost/Nixon provides the authoritative account of the only public trial that Nixon would ever have, and a revelation of the man's character as it appeared in the stress of eleven grueling sessions before the cameras. Including historical perspective and transcripts of the edited interviews, this is the story of Sir David Frost's quest to produce one of the most dramatic pieces of television ever broadcast, described by commentators at the time as “a catharsis” for the American people.
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In spite of the author's firm belief that the interviews convicted him, (he quotes Nixon saying at one point, "I have impeached myself"), Nixon went on to become a respected elder statesman, well-utilized by his successors on foreign-policy missions and he published several best-selling books.Jul 01 2007 | Read Full Review of Frost/Nixon
The portrayal in this film of Frost and Nixon, although of Oscar winning level, seemed a bit too intense, especially the emotional scenes during the final interview.Jan 20 2009 | Read Full Review of Frost/Nixon
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