History Film / FrostNixon

30th Nov '17 9:42:26 PM bt8257
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->''"What I'm saying is that when the President does it, that means that it is'' '''''not''''' ''illegal."''

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->''"What I'm saying is that when the President does it, that means that it is'' '''''not''''' ''illegal.is '''not''' illegal."''



* DespairEventHorizon: In the immediate aftermath of Nixon's catastrophic "when the president does it, that means that it is ''not'' illegal!" outburst, there is a cut to the room in the house where Nixon's handlers are. They all have absolutely heartbroken/decimated looks on their faces. At that moment, they know their hopes for Nixon's complete public rehabilitation are gone forever.

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* DespairEventHorizon: In the immediate aftermath of Nixon's catastrophic "when the president does it, that means that it is ''not'' illegal!" outburst, there is a cut to the room in the house where Nixon's handlers are. They all have absolutely heartbroken/decimated looks on their faces. At faces, since at that moment, they know their hopes for Nixon's his complete public rehabilitation are gone forever.
30th Nov '17 9:39:00 PM bt8257
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* BreakThemByTalking: Richard Nixon attempts to do this to Frost with a late night phone call, but as his drunken ramblings progress, all his lines only reveal how broken and full of self-loathing he is. Frost doesn't need to say ShutUpHannibal- he knows that all he needs to do is corner Nixon and he'll destroy himself.

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* BreakThemByTalking: Richard Nixon attempts to do this to Frost with a late night phone call, but as his drunken ramblings progress, all his lines only reveal how broken and full of self-loathing he is. Frost doesn't need to say ShutUpHannibal- ShutUpHannibal - he knows that all he needs to do is corner Nixon and he'll destroy himself.



* DespairEventHorizon: In the immediate aftermath of Nixon's catastrophic "when the president does it, that means that it is not illegal!" outburst, there is a cut to another room in the house showing Nixon's handlers with absolutely heartbroken/decimated looks on their faces. At that moment, they know their hopes for his complete rehabilitation in the public eye are gone forever.

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* DespairEventHorizon: In the immediate aftermath of Nixon's catastrophic "when the president does it, that means that it is not ''not'' illegal!" outburst, there is a cut to another the room in the house showing where Nixon's handlers with are. They all have absolutely heartbroken/decimated looks on their faces. At that moment, they know their hopes for his Nixon's complete public rehabilitation in the public eye are gone forever.
18th Nov '17 8:53:13 AM nirao01
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''Frost/Nixon'' is a 2008 historical drama film based on the play of the same name by Peter Morgan which dramatizes the Frost/Nixon interviews of 1977. The film version was directed by Ron Howard and produced by Brian Grazer of Imagine Entertainment and Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner of Working Title Films for Universal Pictures.

The film reunites its original two stars from the West End and Broadway productions of the play, Creator/MichaelSheen as British television journalist/comedian David Frost and Frank Langella as former United States President UsefulNotes/RichardNixon.

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''Frost/Nixon'' is a 2008 historical drama film based on the play of the same name by Peter Morgan which dramatizes the Frost/Nixon interviews of 1977. The film version was directed by Ron Howard Creator/RonHoward and produced by Brian Grazer of Imagine Entertainment and Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner of Working Title Films for Universal Pictures.

The film reunites its original two stars from the West End and Broadway productions of the play, Creator/MichaelSheen as British television journalist/comedian David Frost and Frank Langella Creator/FrankLangella as former United States President UsefulNotes/RichardNixon.
4th Nov '17 9:23:06 PM bowserbros
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* DespairEventHorizon: In the immediate aftermath of Nixon's catastrophic "If the president does it, that means it's not illegal!" outburst, there is a cut to another room in the house showing Nixon's handlers with absolutely heartbroken/decimated looks on their faces. At that moment, they know their hopes for his complete rehabilitation in the public eye are gone forever.

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* DespairEventHorizon: In the immediate aftermath of Nixon's catastrophic "If "when the president does it, that means it's that it is not illegal!" outburst, there is a cut to another room in the house showing Nixon's handlers with absolutely heartbroken/decimated looks on their faces. At that moment, they know their hopes for his complete rehabilitation in the public eye are gone forever.



-->'''Nixon''': When the President does it, it's not illegal.

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-->'''Nixon''': When What I'm saying is that when the President does it, it's not that means it is ''not'' illegal.


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** And, of course, Nixon's infamous "when the president does it, that means it is ''not'' illegal" outburst.
4th Nov '17 9:12:45 PM bowserbros
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->''"When the President does it, it's not illegal."''

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->''"When ->''"What I'm saying is that when the President does it, it's not illegal.that means that it is'' '''''not''''' ''illegal."''
27th Oct '17 9:42:51 AM DevinMeenan
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* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: The film paints a more sympathetic portrait of Nixon than most, but it does briefly touch on his real life racism when he wordlessly shows his disapproval of an interracial marriage.
8th Jul '17 3:30:57 PM bt8257
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* DespairEventHorizon: In the immediate aftermath of Nixon's catastrophic "If the president does it, that means it's not illegal!" outburst, there is a cut to another room in the house showing Nixon's handlers with absolutely heartbroken/decimated looks on their faces. At that moment, they knew their hopes for President Nixon's complete rehabilitation in the public eye is forever gone.

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* DespairEventHorizon: In the immediate aftermath of Nixon's catastrophic "If the president does it, that means it's not illegal!" outburst, there is a cut to another room in the house showing Nixon's handlers with absolutely heartbroken/decimated looks on their faces. At that moment, they knew know their hopes for President Nixon's his complete rehabilitation in the public eye is forever gone.are gone forever.



* FromACertainPointOfView: After the interviews, Nixon privately asks David what it was that he and Frost talked about over the phone. Frost replies "Cheeseburgers." This is ''technically'' true: The conversation ''started'' with Frost and Nixon discussing cheeseburgers (Mostly Nixon lamenting that his poor health prevents him from eating them anymore)...and then the conversation basically ends, because Nixon proceeds to devolve into a [[MotiveRant bitter, paranoid monologue]] against anyone and everyone who's ever wronged him, while Frost could only listen in stunned silence.

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* FromACertainPointOfView: After the interviews, Nixon privately asks David what it was that he and Frost talked about over the phone. Frost replies "Cheeseburgers." This is ''technically'' true: The conversation ''started'' with Frost and Nixon discussing cheeseburgers (Mostly Nixon lamenting that his poor health prevents him from eating them anymore)...and then the conversation basically ends, because Nixon proceeds to devolve into a [[MotiveRant bitter, paranoid monologue]] against anyone and everyone who's ever wronged him, while Frost could only listen in stunned silence.{{stunned silence}}.
22nd May '17 12:27:25 PM AllenbysEyes88
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** Also, the climactic scene where Brennan interrupts Frost just as he's asking Nixon to express contrition over Watergate, threatening to stop the interview. In Frost's memoirs, he recounts stopping the interview himself over a misunderstanding with Brennan [[note]]Brennan had sent Frost a note saying "Let him (Nixon) speak" during a moment where the President hesitated in answering a question, and Frost misread it as "Let us speak"[[/note]], and that Brennan and his team actually ''persuaded'' Nixon to answer Frost's question more directly than he otherwise might have. In other words, more or less the opposite of what the play/film depicts.
29th Apr '17 3:11:07 PM bt8257
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* FromACertainPointOfView: After the interviews, Nixon privately asks David what it was that he and Frost talked about over the phone. Frost replies "Cheeseburgers." This is ''technically'' true: The conversation ''started'' with Frost and Nixon discussing cheeseburgers (Mostly Nixon lamenting that his poor health prevents him from eating them anymore)...and then the conversation basically ends, because Nixon proceeds to devolve into a [[MotiveRant paranoid and bitter monologue]] against any and everyone who has ever wronged him, while Frost could only listen in stunned silence.

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* FromACertainPointOfView: After the interviews, Nixon privately asks David what it was that he and Frost talked about over the phone. Frost replies "Cheeseburgers." This is ''technically'' true: The conversation ''started'' with Frost and Nixon discussing cheeseburgers (Mostly Nixon lamenting that his poor health prevents him from eating them anymore)...and then the conversation basically ends, because Nixon proceeds to devolve into a [[MotiveRant bitter, paranoid and bitter monologue]] against any anyone and everyone who has who's ever wronged him, while Frost could only listen in stunned silence.



* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: A very short one reminding the viewers that Nixon's corrupt actions as President haunted him until his death in 1994 and that what he is most remembered for now is creating the [[ScandalGate -gate suffix to any political scandal]]. It also has information about Frost.

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* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: A very short one reminding the viewers that Nixon's corrupt actions as President haunted him until his death in 1994 and that what he is most remembered for now is creating the [[ScandalGate -gate suffix to any political scandal]]. It also has information about Frost.
7th Feb '17 10:59:51 AM GrecoRomanGuy
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* DespairEventHorizon: In the immediate aftermath of Nixon's catastrophic "If the president does it, that means it's not illegal!" outburst, there is a cut to another room in the house showing Nixon's handlers with absolutely heartbroken/decimated looks on their faces. At that moment, they knew their hopes for President Nixon's complete rehabilitation in the public eye is forever gone.
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