Frost/Nixon: The Original Watergate Interviews - Digitally Remastered
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Originally broadcast in May of 1977, this series of interviews between Sir David Frost and U.S. President Richard Nixon delves into the various controversies of Nixon’s presidency, including, most famously, the "Watergate scandal." Never before, nor since, has a U.S. President been so candid on camera. This historic meeting has been adapted into an award-winning major motion picture by Ron Howard.
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The original interviews went for over 28 hours, this DVD lasts only 2, but it does cover the most interesting aspects of Watergate and how Nixon was able to justify everything in his own mind.
I was not disappointed, but would have liked a longer cut of the original 28 hours.
I can only hope that the producers of this slice of the interviews go ahead and release the entire set on DVD. No one but David Frost and such a complex persona like Nixon could have yielded so many hours of engaging interviews. A movie about the interviews is up for the Academy Award for Best Picture. But if you really want to appreciate what the interviews were all about, you need to watch the interviews (not an abridged, Hollywood recreation).
on Watergate only (hence the title 'The Original WATERGATE Interviews)and not the other issues on such subject matters as Vietnam,China,abuse of powers and his final days as stated on the back cover of the DVD.However,the 88 minutes that we do get is simply gripping and fascinating.Frost is thorough and fierce in his conduction of the interview,so much so he tosses his clip board aside at one point as Nixons eyes follow the toss and then smirks.Another amazing moment is when Nixon becomes emotional at one point and is clearly teary eyed.
The 38 yr. old Frost appears to be absolutely sleep deprived judging by the bags under his eyes as big as tea bags is seen as very eager to hear Nixons answers to his questions that at another point he grabs a glass of water and raises it to his lips as fast as I've ever seen one approach a glass of water and then proceeds to put it down even faster as if he doesn't want to miss one second or waste one second of his prize catch of his career in Richard Milhous Nixon. Mr.Nixon,a man who professes and claims in his view to Frost that he believes he did not commit an impeachable offense. I highly recommend this segment of the interview of the most famous presidential scandal in American History.
After his resignation in 1974, Nixon spent more than two years away from public life. In 1977, he granted Frost an exclusive series of interviews. Nixon was already publishing his memoirs at the time; however, his publicist Irving "Swifty" Lazar believed that by using television Nixon could reach a mass audience. In addition, Nixon was going through a temporary cash flow problem with his lawyers, and needed to find a quick source of income.
This is probably one of the most brilliant interviews conducted ever to a former President of the United States.It presents to us the real and true Richard Nixon.David Frost was also spectacular as the interview as he was able to obtain answers to question in a forthright manner.
And of course,who could forget the classic Nixon quote when Frost asked the former President about the legality of the president's actions,"Well, when the president does it, that means that it is not illegal."
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The scene where Bob Zelnick, James Reston the younger and David Frost enter Nixon's front door is beautifully acted and directed. Indeed, it is a little masterpiece.Published 21 months ago by Roy Williams
Deals with history as it was and the interview was fantastic to watch. Not scripted and Frost/Nixon were outstanding. BUY THISPublished on April 21, 2013 by Michael Thomas
I find David Frost's courage refreshing. I don't think that Nixon knew what he was up against while being interviewed. I am glad that Nixon was held accountable for his actions. Read morePublished on February 21, 2013 by A. Schortgen
A must have for any political history buff. Even if you aren't a Nixon fan this is good. These interviews are what the movie Frost/Nixon was based on. Frost/Nixon [Blu-ray]Published on April 4, 2011 by Rob H.
This is an outstanding historical and political dvd with journalist David Frost and former President Richard Nixon. Read morePublished on February 23, 2010 by Jon Green
loved this actual account of the interview. Fast shipping, good condition ...would purchase again!Published on December 8, 2009 by Susan Browning
In detail this is the original footage of the Frost/Nixon Interviews without prejudice or slanting the truth or taking items out of context to confuse what really went on. Read morePublished on November 21, 2009 by John Underwood