History Film / Nixon

3rd Jul '17 11:30:28 AM thatother1dude
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* ThisLoserIsYou / TakeThatAudience:

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6th Jun '17 12:36:23 PM Xythos
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* AmbiguousDisorder: This portrayal of Nixon is a virtual catalogue of neuroses. He's paranoid and [[NeverMyFault unwilling to take blame]], [[InferioritySuperiorityComplex constantly tries to boost his own scarce self-esteem]], [[TheResenter holds grudges towards almost everyone]], has worrying mood swings and no matter how much power he gains, it's never enough.


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* ProperlyParanoid: Given Kennedy's assassination, the unstable inner and foreign situation and the shady people he's dealing with, Nixon's fears seem justified. However, at a certain point his paranoia goes too far and he ends up alienating everyone from him, and in a deteriorated mental state to boot.
5th Jun '17 5:01:33 PM AllenbysEyes88
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* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: John Ehrlichman, who's treated as the OnlySaneMan trying to check Nixon's more extreme actions. While Ehrlichman was considered one of the more liberal members of Nixon's inner circle (being a major proponent of environmental reforms, for one), he was no more compromising than Haldeman, Chuck Colson or other Nixon aides in both his protectiveness towards Nixon and general ruthlessness towards those who crossed the President.
** More broadly Nixon is angry about how this process works and desperate that it happens to him. The film focuses on the various presidential portraits in the background of the White House, with UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington and UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln, obviously the tradition that Nixon aspires to. At the end, he sees Kennedy's unfinished presidential portrait and realizes that this process has happened to Kennedy and there's not anything he can do about it.

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* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: John Ehrlichman, who's treated as the OnlySaneMan trying to check Nixon's more extreme actions. While Ehrlichman was considered one of the more liberal members of Nixon's inner circle (being a major proponent of environmental reforms, for one), he was no more compromising than Haldeman, Chuck Colson or other Nixon aides in both his protectiveness towards Nixon and general ruthlessness towards those who crossed the President.
** More broadly
Broadly, Nixon is angry about how this process works and desperate that it happens to him. The film focuses on the various presidential portraits in the background of the White House, with UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington and UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln, obviously the tradition that Nixon aspires to. At the end, he sees Kennedy's unfinished presidential portrait and realizes that this process has happened to Kennedy and there's not anything he can do about it.


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* HistoricalVillainDowngrade: John Ehrlichman, who's treated as the OnlySaneMan trying to check Nixon's more extreme actions. While Ehrlichman was considered one of the more liberal members of Nixon's inner circle (being a major proponent of environmental reforms, for one), he was no more compromising than Haldeman, Chuck Colson or other Nixon aides in both his protectiveness towards Nixon and general ruthlessness towards those who crossed the President.
9th May '17 3:28:34 PM Golondrina
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** Nixon also mentions liking Creator/ElvisPresley at one point, referencing Nixon's [[http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/nixon-met-elvis/index.html famous meeting with Elvis]].

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** Nixon also mentions liking Creator/ElvisPresley Music/ElvisPresley at one point, referencing Nixon's [[http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/nixon-met-elvis/index.html famous meeting with Elvis]].
8th May '17 4:54:51 AM Xythos
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* AlasPoorVillain: As controversial as he was, the last hour of the film will make you feel sorry for Nixon. He suffers a physical and mental breakdown, alienates himself from his family and loses most of his close allies. By the time he resigns, he's a broken, sobbing man who can barely keep a hold on himself as he leaves the White House.


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* ChummyCommies: Brezhnev is sympathetic towards Nixon and both aim at reducing nuclear weapons on both sides. Mao as well is friendly with Nixon, although in a [[NotSoDifferent much]] [[LonelyAtTheTop darker]] way.


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* DespairSpeech: Nixon gives one to his wife as they are leaving the White House.
--> '''Richard M. Nixon:''' You know, once, when I was sick as a boy, my mother gave me this stuff and she made me swallow it. It made me throw up all over her. I wish I could do that now. I'm so afraid. There's darkness out there. I could always see where I was going. But it's dark out there. God, I've always been afraid of the dark.


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* FatBastard: Kissinger is a fat, lecherous and shady ProfessionalButtKisser.


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* WomenAreWiser: Pat, which becomes obvious during Nixon's breakdown.
21st Mar '17 5:08:49 PM AllenbysEyes88
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* OnlySaneMan / SanityBall: Inverted in that almost everyone realizes Nixon is increasingly unstable following Watergate, but can't do a thing about it. Ehrlichman plays the role most often though.

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* OnlySaneMan / SanityBall: Inverted in that almost everyone realizes Nixon is increasingly unstable following Watergate, but can't do a thing about it. Ehrlichman plays and Haig play the role most often though.
21st Mar '17 5:08:09 PM AllenbysEyes88
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: The hints towards various groups involvement in the assassination of the Kennedys is this for those who agree with the Warren Commission report.

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: The hints towards various groups involvement in the assassination of the Kennedys is this for those who agree with the Warren Commission report. Stone (through Howard Hunt) also claims that Nixon personally ordered the Watergate break-in, an argument few historians would endorse (though the issue of who precisely did is still contentious, to say the least).


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* HeelFaceTurn: John Dean, who becomes a major witness against Nixon during the Senate investigation.
21st Mar '17 5:00:06 PM AllenbysEyes88
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* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: John Ehrlichman, who's treated as the OnlySaneMan trying to check Nixon's more extreme actions. In reality, he wasn't much different from Haldeman in either his protectiveness of Nixon and propensity for rough tactics against opponents.

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* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: John Ehrlichman, who's treated as the OnlySaneMan trying to check Nixon's more extreme actions. In reality, While Ehrlichman was considered one of the more liberal members of Nixon's inner circle (being a major proponent of environmental reforms, for one), he wasn't much different from Haldeman was no more compromising than Haldeman, Chuck Colson or other Nixon aides in either both his protectiveness of towards Nixon and propensity for rough tactics against opponents.general ruthlessness towards those who crossed the President.
3rd Nov '16 5:25:49 AM Morgenthaler
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24th Oct '16 12:55:46 PM Morgenthaler
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* TheVietnamWar: All over the place, of course.
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