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Frost/Nixon

7.0
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Original title
Frost/Nixon
Year
Running time
122 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Peter Morgan (Play: Peter Morgan)
Music
Hans Zimmer
Cinematography
Salvatore Totino
Cast
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Producer
Imagine Entertainment / Working Title Films
Genre
Drama | Politics. Journalism. Television. Biography. Based On A True Story. 1970s
Movie Groups
U.S. Presidents (Biopics)
New
Official Site
http://www.frostnixon.net/
Synopsis / Plot
A dramatic retelling of the post-Watergate television interviews between British talk-show host David Frost and former president Richard Nixon. For three years after being forced from office, Nixon remained silent. But in summer 1977, the steely, cunning former commander-in-chief agreed to sit for one all-inclusive interview to confront the questions of his time in office and the Watergate scandal that ended his presidency. Nixon surprised everyone in selecting Frost as his televised confessor, intending to easily outfox the breezy British showman and secure a place in the hearts and minds of Americans. Likewise, Frost's team harbored doubts about their boss' ability to hold his own. But as cameras rolled, a charged battle of wits resulted. Would Nixon evade questions of his role in one of the nation's greatest disgraces? Or would Frost confound critics and bravely demand accountability from the man who'd built a career out of stonewalling? Over the course of their encounter, each man would reveal his own insecurities, ego and reserves of dignity--ultimately setting aside posturing in a stunning display of unvarnished truth.
Awards
2008: 5 Nominations for Oscar, including Best Movie, Director
2008: 5 Nominations for Golden Globe, including Best Movie, OST, Screenplay
2008: 6 Nominations for BAFTA Awards, including Best Film, Director and Actor (Langella)
2008: American Film Institute (AFI): Top 10 - Movies of the Year
2008: 4 Nominations for Critics' Choice Awards: Best Picture, Director, Actor and Writer
2008: Chicago Film Critics Awards: 2 nom. Best Actor (Langella) & Adapted Screenplay
2008: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Nominated for Best Film
2008: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
2008: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay
2008: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): 2 Nom., Best Cast & Best Actor (Langella)
Critics' reviews
  • "The film begins as a fascinating inside look at the TV news business and then tightens into a spellbinding thriller. (...) Frank Langella and Michael Sheen do not attempt to mimic their characters, but to embody them. (...) Rating: ★★★★ (out of four)."
  • "Stirring stuff that works thrillingly as drama, and should make Sheen a star, even if it compromises on historical insight. (...) Rating: ★★★★ (out of five)."
  • "Stories of lost crowns lend themselves to drama, but not necessarily audience-pleasing entertainments, which may explain why Frost/Nixon registers as such a soothing, agreeably amusing experience, more palliative than purgative."
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