Friday, May 8, 2009


Tonight we got around to watching Frost Nixon - I wonder if younger people 'get' this movie. Nixon resigned the 37th presidency in 1974 when I was 20 years old. Being familiar with the 'real' Frost and Nixon was a distraction up until the
last interview - when Frank Langella finally convinced
me he was Nixon and I was barely breathing as I watched
that part, which is kind of silly since I already knew what
he was going to say.

Still - when I was 20 it was about the war. Now it's about
character, about deeper issues, desires, personal failure...
I don't know - not that I felt much sympathy for him, except
at the very, very end, when he envied Frost his ease with people.
That I totally understood.

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