History Film / FrostNixon

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.
7th Jan '17 7:03:19 PM GrecoRomanGuy
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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 [[VillainousRant paranoid and bitter diatribe]] against any and everyone who has ever wronged him.

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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 [[VillainousRant [[MotiveRant paranoid and bitter diatribe]] monologue]] against any and everyone who has ever wronged him.him, while Frost could only listen in stunned silence.



* PrecisionFStrike: The usually elegant Nixon going on an enraged rant ending with "We are gonna make the motherfuckers choke!"

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* PrecisionFStrike: The usually elegant Nixon going on an enraged rant rant, devolving into slightly less eloquent diction, and ending with "We are gonna make the those motherfuckers choke!"


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* WhamLine: An InUniverse example. At the start of their final interview, the following exchange occurs:
--> '''Frost:''' If this is anything like our conversation last night, it's sure to be interesting.
--> '''Nixon:''' (With a subdued -- but notable -- OhCrap face) ''What'' conversation?
13th Dec '16 4:56:07 PM supergod
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Ron Howard discusses in the DVD-commentary how he deliberately used dramatic license as the late-night phone call never happened and on the other hand talks about how Nixon's biography includes not so distant episodes.
** The movie also ignores that Frost and Nixon were already well-acquainted: Frost had interviewed Nixon during the '68 Presidential campaign, and Nixon even invited Frost to host his 1970 White House Christmas party. It's certainly true, though, that Nixon and his aides didn't take him or the interviews seriously at first.

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Ron Howard discusses in the DVD-commentary how he deliberately used dramatic license as the late-night phone call never happened and on the other hand talks about how Nixon's biography includes not so distant episodes.
** The movie also ignores that Frost and Nixon were already well-acquainted: Frost had interviewed Nixon during the '68 Presidential campaign, and Nixon even invited Frost to host his 1970 White House Christmas party. It's certainly true, though, that Nixon and his aides didn't take him or the interviews seriously at first.
6th Dec '16 1:33:43 PM GrecoRomanGuy
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* DontMakeMeDestroyYou: Jack Brennan threatens to wreck Frost's career if he so much as dares to impugn Nixon's honor.


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** Nixon's drunken phone call to Frost has elements of this.
6th Dec '16 11:08:39 AM GrecoRomanGuy
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* AnecdotalFallacy: Early in the interview session, Frost attempts to trap Nixon by playing graphic video footage of the aftermath of his controversial decision to start dropping bombs in Cambodia. The idea, no doubt, was to guilt Nixon into feeling regret for what happened afterwards [[note]] [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment Regardless of who is politically culpable,]] it is pretty clearly evident by most historians that the destabilized situation in post-bombing Cambodia made it easy for the nightmarish Khmer Rouge under Pol Pot to take power in Cambodia. [[/note]]. However, Nixon somehow manages to wiggle out of this by detailing how a Philadelphia construction worker wished that Nixon had gone into Cambodia sooner because it might have avoided the death of his son. It is a masterclass in obfuscation, and Frost's producers and researchers are flabbergasted with how ''Cambodia'' somehow can be spun in Nixon's favor.
--> '''Nixon:''' Whenever I have had my doubts I remembered the construction worker in Philadelphia because he came up to me and he said 'Sir I got only one criticism of that Cambodia thing; if you'd gone in earlier you might've captured the gun that killed my boy three months ago'. So you're asking me do I regret going into Cambodia?... No, I don't. You know what, I wish I'd gone in sooner. And harder!
6th Dec '16 10:43:40 AM GrecoRomanGuy
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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 [[VillainousRant paranoid and bitter diatribe]] against any and everyone who has ever wronged him.
3rd Dec '16 1:14:11 PM Xtifr
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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.

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'''''Frost/Nixon''''' ''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.
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