Sunday, December 14, 2008
Frost/Nixon is a worthwhile drama to watch. There is a tension that mounts between the Nixon/Frost characters as they prepare to square off for 28 hours of interviews. As the dialogue unfolds, a good chess game of words takes place. Only in the final minutes of the film do viewers gain insight into the influence of the extreme close-up television provides, and how the perspective communicates human emotion without words. In this case, the Frost interviews with Nixon exposed his guilt and regret.
Viewers will sense the parallels between the misuse of power by Nixon administration and that of the Bush Administration. I walked away feeling Frank Langella had humanized the Nixon character, in ways I had not expected.