History Film / FrostNixon

5th May '16 12:33:38 AM bt8257
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* ChekhovsGun: Reston wants to check out some transcripts at the federal courthouse library. No, ''waste of time'', everyone assures him.[[note]]In real life, Reston found a couple unpublished conversations between Nixon and Charles Colson that proved beyond any reasonable doubt that Nixon was lying rather blatantly about when he first became involved in the conspiracy, and knew about the cover-up. The first conversation Frost quotes in the film actually came from a tape made not on June 20, 1972, but February 13, 1973. Furthermore, a tape made ''the very next day'' captures, in another conversation with Colson, Nixon revealing that he knew about said cover-up '''''a whole month''''' before the famous "cancer on the presidency" conversation he had with John Dean, which is the next conversation that David quotes. That tape ends with Nixon saying this: "That's where we gotta cut our losses. My losses are to be cut. The President's losses got to be cut on the cover-up deal." His [[OhCrap reaction]] upon hearing that quote said it all.[[/note]]

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* ChekhovsGun: Reston wants to check out some transcripts at the federal courthouse library. No, ''waste of time'', everyone assures him.[[note]]In real life, Reston found a couple unpublished conversations between Nixon and Charles Colson that proved beyond any reasonable doubt that Nixon was lying rather blatantly about when he first became involved in the conspiracy, and knew about the cover-up. The first conversation Frost quotes in the film actually came from a tape made not on June 20, 1972, but February 13, 1973. Furthermore, a tape made ''the very next day'' captures, in another conversation with Colson, Nixon revealing that he knew about said cover-up '''''a whole month''''' before the famous "cancer on the presidency" conversation he had with John Dean, which is the next conversation that David quotes. That The February 14th tape ends with Nixon saying this: "That's where we gotta cut our losses. My losses are to be cut. The President's losses got to be cut on the cover-up deal." His [[OhCrap reaction]] upon hearing that quote said it all.[[/note]]
1st May '16 6:32:24 PM bt8257
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* ChekhovsGun: Reston wants to check out some transcripts at the federal courthouse library. No, ''waste of time'', everyone assures him.[[note]]In real life, he found a couple unpublished conversations between Nixon and Charles Colson that proved beyond any reasonable doubt that Nixon was lying rather blatantly about when he first became involved in the conspiracy, and knew about the cover-up. The first conversation quoted by Frost in the film actually came from a tape made not on June 20, 1972, but February 13, 1973. Furthermore, a tape made ''the day after'' captures, in another conversation with Colson, Nixon revealing that he knew about said cover-up '''''a whole month''''' before the famous "cancer on the presidency" conversation he had with John Dean, which is the next conversation to be quoted in the film. That tape ends with Nixon saying this: "That's where we gotta cut our losses. My losses are to be cut. The President's losses got to be cut on the cover-up deal." His [[OhCrap reaction]] upon hearing that quote said it all.[[/note]]

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* ChekhovsGun: Reston wants to check out some transcripts at the federal courthouse library. No, ''waste of time'', everyone assures him.[[note]]In real life, he Reston found a couple unpublished conversations between Nixon and Charles Colson that proved beyond any reasonable doubt that Nixon was lying rather blatantly about when he first became involved in the conspiracy, and knew about the cover-up. The first conversation quoted by Frost quotes in the film actually came from a tape made not on June 20, 1972, but February 13, 1973. Furthermore, a tape made ''the day after'' very next day'' captures, in another conversation with Colson, Nixon revealing that he knew about said cover-up '''''a whole month''''' before the famous "cancer on the presidency" conversation he had with John Dean, which is the next conversation to be quoted in the film.that David quotes. That tape ends with Nixon saying this: "That's where we gotta cut our losses. My losses are to be cut. The President's losses got to be cut on the cover-up deal." His [[OhCrap reaction]] upon hearing that quote said it all.[[/note]]
1st May '16 6:20:35 PM bt8257
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* ChekhovsGun: Reston wants to check out some transcripts at the federal courthouse library. No, ''waste of time'', everyone assures him.[[note]]In real life, he found a couple unpublished conversations between Nixon and Charles Colson that proved beyond any reasonable doubt that Nixon was lying rather blatantly about when he first became involved in the conspiracy, and knew about the cover-up. The first conversation quoted by Frost in the film actually came from a tape made on February 13, 1973, not June 20, 1972. Furthermore, a tape made ''the day after'' captures, in another conversation with Colson, Nixon revealing that he knew about said cover-up '''''a whole month''''' before the famous "cancer on the presidency" conversation he had with John Dean, which is the next conversation to be quoted in the film. That tape ends with Nixon saying this: "That's where we gotta cut our losses. My losses are to be cut. The President's losses got to be cut on the cover-up deal." His [[OhCrap reaction]] upon hearing that quote said it all.[[/note]]

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* ChekhovsGun: Reston wants to check out some transcripts at the federal courthouse library. No, ''waste of time'', everyone assures him.[[note]]In real life, he found a couple unpublished conversations between Nixon and Charles Colson that proved beyond any reasonable doubt that Nixon was lying rather blatantly about when he first became involved in the conspiracy, and knew about the cover-up. The first conversation quoted by Frost in the film actually came from a tape made not on June 20, 1972, but February 13, 1973, not June 20, 1972.1973. Furthermore, a tape made ''the day after'' captures, in another conversation with Colson, Nixon revealing that he knew about said cover-up '''''a whole month''''' before the famous "cancer on the presidency" conversation he had with John Dean, which is the next conversation to be quoted in the film. That tape ends with Nixon saying this: "That's where we gotta cut our losses. My losses are to be cut. The President's losses got to be cut on the cover-up deal." His [[OhCrap reaction]] upon hearing that quote said it all.[[/note]]
1st May '16 6:11:15 PM bt8257
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* ChekhovsGun: Reston wants to check out some transcripts at the federal courthouse library. No, ''waste of time'', everyone assures him.[[note]]In real life, he found a couple unpublished conversations between Nixon and Charles Colson that proved beyond any reasonable doubt that Nixon was lying rather blatantly about when he first became involved in the conspiracy, and knew about the cover-up. The first conversation quoted by Frost in the film actually came from a tape made on February 13, 1973, not June 20, 1972. Furthermore, a tape made ''the day after'' captures, in another conversation with Colson, Nixon revealing that he knew about said cover-up '''''a whole month''''' before the famous "cancer on the presidency" conversation he had with John Dean, which is the next conversation to be quoted in the film. The February 14th, 1973 tape ends with Nixon saying this: "That's where we gotta cut our losses. My losses are to be cut. The President's losses got to be cut on the cover-up deal." His [[OhCrap reaction]] upon hearing that quote said it all.[[/note]]

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* ChekhovsGun: Reston wants to check out some transcripts at the federal courthouse library. No, ''waste of time'', everyone assures him.[[note]]In real life, he found a couple unpublished conversations between Nixon and Charles Colson that proved beyond any reasonable doubt that Nixon was lying rather blatantly about when he first became involved in the conspiracy, and knew about the cover-up. The first conversation quoted by Frost in the film actually came from a tape made on February 13, 1973, not June 20, 1972. Furthermore, a tape made ''the day after'' captures, in another conversation with Colson, Nixon revealing that he knew about said cover-up '''''a whole month''''' before the famous "cancer on the presidency" conversation he had with John Dean, which is the next conversation to be quoted in the film. The February 14th, 1973 That tape ends with Nixon saying this: "That's where we gotta cut our losses. My losses are to be cut. The President's losses got to be cut on the cover-up deal." His [[OhCrap reaction]] upon hearing that quote said it all.[[/note]]



* GoldenSnitch: Due to the necessity of creating more tension for the dramatization. Unlike what happened in real life, Nixon is in control for three of the four interviews, but Frost's success with the last one determines the whole outcome. There is LampshadeHanging of this done by the {{Narrator}}.

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* GoldenSnitch: Due to the necessity of creating more tension for the dramatization. Unlike what happened in real life, Nixon is in control for three of the four interviews, but Frost's success with the last one determines the whole outcome. There This is LampshadeHanging of this done {{lampshade|Hanging}}d by the {{Narrator}}.Reston.
3rd Mar '16 6:34:40 PM AllenbysEyes
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** 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 seriously at first.

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** 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.



** The portrayal of Brennan hews much closer to H.R. Haldeman, Nixon's White House chief of staff, who ''was'' both unflinchingly devoted to Nixon, and notoriously mean and humorless - he proudly said "I'm the president's son of a bitch." Presumably this comes down to RuleOfDrama; Brennan cooperating with Frost's team wouldn't have provided much tension.

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** The portrayal of Brennan hews much closer to H.R. Haldeman, Nixon's White House chief of staff, who ''was'' both unflinchingly devoted to Nixon, and notoriously mean and humorless - he proudly said "I'm the president's son of a bitch." Presumably this comes down to RuleOfDrama; making Brennan cooperating a nice guy who cooperated with Frost's team wouldn't have provided much tension.
2nd Mar '16 1:16:59 PM bt8257
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* HypocriticalHumor: James Reston, Jr., the researcher who despises Nixon, swears he'll never shake hands with him; he does so moments later, stunned by being face-to-face with an ex-President of the United States. Zelnick wastes absolutely no time in reminding him of that: [[SarcasmMode "Oh, that was devastating.'' ''[[SarcasmMode Withering.]]'' [[SarcasmMode I don't think he's ever going to get over that."]] Reston promptly tells him to [[PrecisionFStrike fuck off]].

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* HypocriticalHumor: James Reston, Jr., the researcher who despises Nixon, swears he'll never shake hands with him; he does so moments later, stunned by being face-to-face with an ex-President of the United States. Zelnick wastes absolutely no time in reminding him of that: [[SarcasmMode "Oh, that was devastating.'' ]] ''[[SarcasmMode Withering.]]'' [[SarcasmMode I don't think he's ever going to get over that."]] Reston promptly tells him to [[PrecisionFStrike fuck off]].
2nd Mar '16 1:16:15 PM bt8257
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* HypocriticalHumor: James Reston, Jr., the researcher who despises Nixon, swears he'll never shake hands with him; he does so moments later, stunned by being face-to-face with an ex-President of the United States. Zelnick wastes absolutely no time in reminding him of that: "Oh, that was devastating. ''Withering.'' [[SarcasmMode "I don't think he's ever going to get over that."]] Reston promptly tells him to [[PrecisionFStrike fuck off]].

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* HypocriticalHumor: James Reston, Jr., the researcher who despises Nixon, swears he'll never shake hands with him; he does so moments later, stunned by being face-to-face with an ex-President of the United States. Zelnick wastes absolutely no time in reminding him of that: [[SarcasmMode "Oh, that was devastating. ''Withering.devastating.'' ''[[SarcasmMode Withering.]]'' [[SarcasmMode "I I don't think he's ever going to get over that."]] Reston promptly tells him to [[PrecisionFStrike fuck off]].
12th Feb '16 4:55:42 PM AllenbysEyes
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** The portrayal of Brennan hews much closer to H.R. Haldeman, Nixon's White House chief of staff, who ''was'' both unflinchingly devoted to Nixon, and notoriously mean and humorless - he proudly said "I'm the president's son of a bitch." Given Frost's own comparison of the two, it's odd for the filmmakers to give these traits to Brennan.

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** The portrayal of Brennan hews much closer to H.R. Haldeman, Nixon's White House chief of staff, who ''was'' both unflinchingly devoted to Nixon, and notoriously mean and humorless - he proudly said "I'm the president's son of a bitch." Given Presumably this comes down to RuleOfDrama; Brennan cooperating with Frost's own comparison of the two, it's odd for the filmmakers to give these traits to Brennan. team wouldn't have provided much tension.
3rd Feb '16 2:07:00 PM bt8257
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* ChekhovsGun: Reston wants to check out some transcripts at the federal courthouse library. No, ''waste of time'', everyone assures him.[[note]]In real life, he found a couple unpublished conversations between Nixon and Charles Colson that proved beyond any reasonable doubt that Nixon was lying rather blatantly about when he first became involved in the conspiracy, and knew about the cover-up. The first conversation quoted by Frost in the film actually came from a tape made on February 13, 1973, not June 20, 1972. Furthermore, a tape made ''the day after'' captures, in another conversation with Colson, Nixon revealing that he knew about said cover-up '''''a whole month''''' before the famous "cancer on the presidency" conversation he had with John Dean, which is the next conversation to be quoted in the film. The second conversation between Colson and Nixon ends with Nixon saying this: "That's where we gotta cut our losses. My losses are to be cut. The President's losses got to be cut on the cover-up deal." His [[OhCrap reaction]] upon hearing that quote said it all.[[/note]]

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* ChekhovsGun: Reston wants to check out some transcripts at the federal courthouse library. No, ''waste of time'', everyone assures him.[[note]]In real life, he found a couple unpublished conversations between Nixon and Charles Colson that proved beyond any reasonable doubt that Nixon was lying rather blatantly about when he first became involved in the conspiracy, and knew about the cover-up. The first conversation quoted by Frost in the film actually came from a tape made on February 13, 1973, not June 20, 1972. Furthermore, a tape made ''the day after'' captures, in another conversation with Colson, Nixon revealing that he knew about said cover-up '''''a whole month''''' before the famous "cancer on the presidency" conversation he had with John Dean, which is the next conversation to be quoted in the film. The second conversation between Colson and Nixon February 14th, 1973 tape ends with Nixon saying this: "That's where we gotta cut our losses. My losses are to be cut. The President's losses got to be cut on the cover-up deal." His [[OhCrap reaction]] upon hearing that quote said it all.[[/note]]
3rd Feb '16 12:59:49 PM bt8257
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* ChekhovsGun: Reston wants to check out some transcripts at the federal courthouse library. No, ''waste of time'', everyone assures him.[[note]]In real life, he found a couple unpublished conversations between Nixon and Colson that proved beyond any reasonable doubt that Nixon was lying rather blatantly about when he first became involved in the conspiracy, and knew about the cover-up. The first conversation quoted by Frost in the film actually came from a tape made on February 13, 1973, not June 20, 1972. Furthermore, a tape made ''the day after'' captures, in another conversation with Colson, Nixon revealing that he knew about said cover-up '''''a whole month''''' before the famous "cancer on the presidency" conversation he had with John Dean, which is the next conversation to be quoted in the film. It ends with him saying this: "That's where we gotta cut our losses. My losses are to be cut. The President's losses got to be cut on the cover-up deal." Nixon's [[OhCrap reaction]] to that quote said it all.[[/note]]

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* ChekhovsGun: Reston wants to check out some transcripts at the federal courthouse library. No, ''waste of time'', everyone assures him.[[note]]In real life, he found a couple unpublished conversations between Nixon and Charles Colson that proved beyond any reasonable doubt that Nixon was lying rather blatantly about when he first became involved in the conspiracy, and knew about the cover-up. The first conversation quoted by Frost in the film actually came from a tape made on February 13, 1973, not June 20, 1972. Furthermore, a tape made ''the day after'' captures, in another conversation with Colson, Nixon revealing that he knew about said cover-up '''''a whole month''''' before the famous "cancer on the presidency" conversation he had with John Dean, which is the next conversation to be quoted in the film. It The second conversation between Colson and Nixon ends with him Nixon saying this: "That's where we gotta cut our losses. My losses are to be cut. The President's losses got to be cut on the cover-up deal." Nixon's His [[OhCrap reaction]] to upon hearing that quote said it all.[[/note]]
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