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Frost/Nixon *** Spoilers ***

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Lugnuts, Dec 13, 2008.

  1. Lugnuts

    Lugnuts Well-Known Member

    Just saw it. Fantastic. Didn't expect it to be that riveting. My favorite performances were from the guy who plays Frost and another fella who I think steals the movie. But I see the Oscar buzz surronds Langella, who I thought simply did a solid job.

    I have one major problem with it, but I won't spoil.

    You'll want to see it.
     
  2. Lugnuts

    Lugnuts Well-Known Member

    Re: Frost/Nixon


    Bump.

    Well ?? ?? ??
     
  3. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Re: Frost/Nixon

    LOL!

    Oh, you're not chazp. Sorry.

    Anyhoo, haven't seen it, but the trailer makes it seems compelling. The concern is that Ron Howard is the director, so I worry about overwrought. I glad I didn't see the play, cos a movie can't have just one set, so I worry about the diffusion of the main story line. And Frost would be Michael Sheen.
     
  4. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Re: Frost/Nixon

    Haven't seen it, but Langella sounds like a Futurama-esque Nixon parody in the trailer.
     
  5. Lugnuts

    Lugnuts Well-Known Member

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    My feeling about Langella's performance was that he got the job done. He wasn't a distraction.

    The guy who steals the movie is the researcher from UNC.

    Sheen was great. I loved him as Tony Blair, and I loved him as Frost. He's my Oscar winner so far, but I haven't seen The Dark Knight.
     
  6. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Active Member

    Re: Frost/Nixon

    I didn't want to believe the hype about Heath Ledger in "The Dark Knight," and then I saw it. See it, Luggies, on as big a screen as possible.

    I'm looking forward to seeing Frost/Nixon.
     
  7. Lugnuts

    Lugnuts Well-Known Member

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    Will do. Hopefully they'll re-release it once the Oscar noms come out.
     
  8. finishthehat

    finishthehat Active Member

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    I mentioned this on the movies thread, but I generally liked it -- I thought Langella was pretty good, if over-the-top at times; I thought the other guy nailed Frost's accent (eerily, at times).

    The payoff was historically accurate but, as compared to today's televised mea culpas, something of a letdown.

    But it's definitely worth seeing.
     
  9. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

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    The Dark Knight is out on DVD. Sold 10 million copies at retail its first week out, along with another 3.5M to rental outlets.

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3ic41d147829e712a6caa53ced8ef7e1fc

    And in light of the past eight years, this is the Frost/Nixon dialog that stands out to me:

    David Frost: Are you really saying the President can do something illegal?
    Richard Nixon: I'm saying that when the President does it, that means it's not illegal!
    David Frost: ...I'm sorry?
     
  10. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Active Member

    Re: Frost/Nixon

    2much, I think Lugnuts is hoping for a re-release in theaters, which would not be unprecedented in some major metropolitan areas. If it doesn't happen, she needs to watch it on a big television.

    And yeah, I like that exchange too.
     
  11. finishthehat

    finishthehat Active Member

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    Of course, Nixon immediately follows that with, "Now, I realize that nobody agrees with me," which rings even funnier these days.
     
  12. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Re: Frost/Nixon

    Just came back from it.

    Definite best-picture nom. Opie has built quite the catalog.
     
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