Frost/Nixon & Me


Just got back from seeing Frost/Nixon. Absolutely fantastic. I cannot tell you the many ways in which this movie is great. The acting is absolutely superb- and unless you were familiar with Nixon deeply, you’d almost mistake Frank Langella for the real deal. Truly superb…

But I have to ask myself, why now? Especially considering that I may have been bringing down the average age of attendees by 20 or so years. Could Frost/Nixon be symbolic for Obama/McCain; a way for republican devotees and liberal punks to come together for another battle of new v. old? In many of the mannerisms, it seems possible. As box office ratings come out, we’ll see how intrigued audiences are by the drama of politics- or will it be different because we’re not living them? Will this ritual of substitution work…

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