is a political thriller that will show you the verbal dueling
between a fallen president and a British talk show host, retelling
the post-Watergate story of a famous T.V. interview.
This is an historical crowd pleaser from
start to finish and has been nominated for best acting.
Even if you know this story, anyone should
enjoy seeing this combat of wits played out.
Scissors up for me!
Time and tide . . .
While wiretapping of Americans may seem
like a patriotic endeavor to some, 30 years ago it was considered
a violation of rights and a crime.
Richard Nixon walked away from his presidency
and a possible felony conviction.
In 1977, David Frost (a British-born T.V.
personality) got Nixon to admit to wrong-doing during a one-on-one
interview on a syndicated television program.
The news interview has never been the same
-- mission accomplished!
The movie is a fact-based story about a
face-to-face show down between a clever, skillful British T.V.
host, David Frost, and a disgraced American president, Richard
M. Nixon -- the very complicated politician forced to resign
in the wake of the Watergate scandal.
Nixon agreed (for a big fee) to sit with
Frost through 12 days of taped interrogation.
Peter Morgan, who wrote the screenplay
as well as the play, does a great job of exploring the psychological
terrain, showing how Frost found the way and the money to land
the interviews and how Nixon played cat and mouse with his host
when asked to admit wrong-doing and apologize.
This is a real battle of wits between two
of the more unlikely fighters the television medium has ever