Frost/Nixon

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  1. Joffrey

    Joffrey Senior member

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    Just saw this excellent movie tonight and thought it deserved it's own thread.

    I thought Frank Langlella made the film in his depiction of President Nixon. Michael Sheen was good as well as Mr. Frost, though I thought he was channelling Austin Powers a few times in the film.

    Another film that is made great by the sum of its parts (great direction, writing, acting across the board - even by the ladyfriend Mr. Frost flaunts around LA with).

    I hope this wins a few oscars.
     


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    I've been meaning to see this one. Have heard nothing but good about it...
     


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    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    Amazing movie. I really loved it.
     


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    robbie Pleading Poverty

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    intrigued by the trailers, hope it is on netflix soon like "Gonzo..." now is.
     


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    Saw it two days ago. Astounding, I might like it even more than the Wrestler. Langella is god like here. There are a couple incredible scenes in this film that I think will become all time classics, the phone conversation and the final interview. There were a couple times when a packed theatre collectively forgot to breathe... just amazing I want to see it again.
     


  6. Joffrey

    Joffrey Senior member

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    Saw it two days ago. Astounding, I might like it even more than the Wrestler. Langella is god like here. There are a couple incredible scenes in this film that I think will become all time classics, the phone conversation and the final interview. There were a couple times when a packed theatre collectively forgot to breathe... just amazing I want to see it again.

    The phone conversation and final interview were amazing too.
     


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    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    The phone conversation and final interview were amazing too.

    +1.

    That phone conversation scene.... I loved it. Brilliantly done.
     


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    I just saw this today and am happy it wasn't all just hype. Very good stuff.
     


  9. shoreman1782

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    Surprised I haven't seen more posts on this--thought it would appeal to SFers. Gucci loafers play a significant part, after all.

    Very enjoyable though. Good pace to the movie. Lots of good acting--Langella, obv, but the others too--Sam Rockwell is always pretty good.

    The girl was also in Starter for Ten--she's quite cute.
     


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    A man's shoes should have laces.

    I thought it was excellent - particularly the phone conversation and the 4th interview. Frost's evolution was also interesting to watch and pulled off magnificently by Sheen.
     


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    watched it, pretty good flick.
     


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    Saw this it is a fantastic movie. Might have to do some reading up to see if Frost did as poorly in the first 3 sessions as depicted.

    Great movie. It is funny the obsession about the loafers, I wonder if Nixon ever wore them?
     


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    What everyone has said, just a pleasure to watch, a completely unexpected thing (to me at least) given it being somewhat a biopic and the seemingly dry subject(a TV interview). Now that I've read Langella and Sheen play the same roles in the Broadway version, I kinda want to see the play too.


    In addition to the Gucci loafers, there's a lot to like about this movie from a SF perspective. Great clothes, Frost's in particular all fit beautifully, and Mrs. Nixon's fixing the pocket square is a nice touch.
     


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    I was planning to see it anyway.

    But now, it's a certainty.

    Boy, will it bring back memories. If one were to talk about complex characters, I guess RMN would be a good place to start.
     


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    Saw Frank Langlella on Charlie Rose today and he reminded me that I'm an asshole for not seeing this yet.
     


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