History Film / Nixon

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.
23rd Oct '16 7:27:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[ItsAllAboutMe It's all about Nixon!]]: Nixon, who says it word by word, thinks the media and public turning against him are all because they don't like ''him'', and nothing at all to do with the horrible things he did as president.

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* [[ItsAllAboutMe It's all about Nixon!]]: ItsAllAboutMe: Nixon, who says it word by word, thinks the media and public turning against him are all because they don't like ''him'', and nothing at all to do with the horrible things he did as president.
22nd Oct '16 5:42:27 AM Morgenthaler
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** Nixons closed-door meeting with [[MaoZedong Mao]] has shades of this. Mao is clearly depressed about his legacy and flat out bored with political life. He's more interested in asking why [[KavorkaMan Kissinger is such a ladies man.]]

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** Nixons closed-door meeting with [[MaoZedong [[UsefulNotes/MaoZedong Mao]] has shades of this. Mao is clearly depressed about his legacy and flat out bored with political life. He's more interested in asking why [[KavorkaMan Kissinger is such a ladies man.]]
2nd Oct '16 8:48:35 AM AnotherGuy
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* FallGuy: Nixon makes it plainly obvious to Dean that he's being set up as one. This pushes Dean into being a whistleblower. Bonus points for Dean using the terminology.
2nd Oct '16 8:39:55 AM AnotherGuy
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* ClusterFBomb: Nixon is constantly dropping this. This is TruthInTelevision; Nixon was reportedly rather foul-mouthed in private and evidence of it is on the tapes, as portrayed in a minor subplot.

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* ClusterFBomb: ClusterFBomb:
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Nixon is constantly dropping this. This is TruthInTelevision; Nixon was reportedly rather foul-mouthed in private and evidence of it is on the tapes, as portrayed in a minor subplot.subplot.
** However, it's made to seem even ''worse'' when Nixon orders politically damaging things in the tape to be "Expletive Deleted" too. One aide remarks that it'll make it seem as if he does nothing ''but'' swear. Nixon doesn't care.
2nd Oct '16 8:37:44 AM AnotherGuy
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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Nixon starts the taping of The White House in order to control the leaks. The tapes become a potentially fatal evidence during his impeachment.

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: HoistByHisOwnPetard:
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Nixon starts the taping of The White House in order to control the leaks. The tapes become a potentially fatal evidence during his impeachment.impeachment.
** Kennedy wins the election because during the debate, he starts asking questions about Cuba Nixon knows he can't answer.
8th May '16 3:11:50 PM AllenbysEyes88
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** Earlier in the film, the horse rearing up and panicking when J. Edgar Hoover chats with Nixon.
26th Mar '16 8:01:54 AM AllenbysEyes88
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* GilliganCut: Played for drama: we cut directly from Nixon's idealistic acceptance speech (calling for government reform and a "New American Revolution") to footage of American warplanes bombing Cambodia.
7th Feb '16 11:05:32 AM JulianLapostat
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* {{Deconstruction}}: Of SlaveToPR and Image politics in general, as well as the vagaries of historical reputation.



* SirSwearsALot: Nixon, very much TruthInTelevision.

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* SirSwearsALot: Nixon, very much TruthInTelevision. A great joke is when he sees the tape transcripts and sees all the swears and is shocked, ''shocked'', that it has so many swear words and tries to blacken it out, making the pages covered in ink.
* SlaveToPR: Nixon is very much so. Indeed the film generally looks at how mass media and TV coverage greatly affected Nixon's mentality and the kind of pressures this kind of media influence had on transparency and surveillance. Nixon becomes obsessed with Kennedy's ControversyProofImage and becomes TheResenter that his image is not good enough. Most of the movie is about Nixon's paranoia as a president stemming from the fact that he's always being watched, his actions judged and scrutinized at every step of the way which requires politicans to create a media personality to project on camera, often serving as the DesignatedHero (in the case of Kennedy) and the DesignatedVillain (in the case of Nixon). Nixon's watergate scandal, his wiretapping and his personal life becomes all about the image and eventually, he starts BecomingTheMask.
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