Saturday, March 05, 2011
Frost/Nixon and the sin of television
I finally got around to watching the 2008 movie Frost/Nixon, an adaption of the post-Watergate television interviews between David Frost and former president Richard Nixon. I'd had it stored on the PVR for months and after watching it over the last couple of days, I'm happy I kept it. Like I said in my recent review of The King's Speech, Who needs boring history books when we have fabulous historical films like this.
In fact, the closing of the movie contains a wonderful quote about television from historian and journalist, James Reston Jr. (unsure he actually said it, but I like it still the same).