6 Movie Clips and a Video Featurette from FROST/NIXON

     November 15, 2008

Written by David Lane

Opening on December 5th is the Ron Howard movie “Frost/Nixon.” The movie is based on the play by Peter Morgan and it stars Frank Langella as Richard Nixon and Michael Sheen as David Frost. Here’s the synopsis:

For three years after being forced from office, Nixon remained silent. But in summer 1977, the steely, cunning former commander-in-chief agreed to sit for one all-inclusive interview to confront the questions of his time in office and the Watergate scandal that ended his presidency. Nixon surprised everyone in selecting Frost as his televised confessor, intending to easily outfox the breezy British showman and secure a place in the hearts and minds of Americans. Likewise, Frost’s team harbored doubts about their boss’ ability to hold his own.

But as cameras rolled, a charged battle of wits resulted. Would Nixon evade questions of his role in one of the nation’s greatest disgraces? Or would Frost confound critics and bravely demand accountability from the man who’d built a career out of stonewalling? Over the course of their encounter, each man would reveal his own insecurities, ego and reserves of dignity — ultimately setting aside posturing in a stunning display of unvarnished truth. Frost/Nixon not only re-creates the on-air interview, but the weeks of around-the-world, behind-the-scenes maneuvering between the two men and their camps as negotiations were struck, deals were made and secrets revealed… all leading to the moment when they would sit facing one another in the court of public opinion

So to help promote the movie, we’ve been given some clips and a video featurette. Take a look:

Featurette – A look inside

Clip 1 – Reston tells Frost what he wants to achieve in the interview

Clip 2 – Brennan tells Nixon that doing the Frost interview would work in his favor

Clip 3 – Reston tells Frost how badly the days interview went

Clip 4 – Frost tells Nixon only one of them can win

Clip 5 – Frost tells Nixon the President doesn’t commit illegal acts

Clip 6 – Nixon tells Frost their roles in life should have been switched

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