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We Came Here To Tease Nixon, Not To Praise Him

Gabe Delahaye | August 21, 2008 - 9:34 am

People are saying that this is the International trailer for Ron Howard’s Frost/Nixon, but wouldn’t Occam’s razor tell us that the movie simply has German subtitles running throughout? What?

Movies that capture unique historical moments are not as bad as biopics, which are very, very bad, but this still basically looks like I Am Sam for presidents. The border between imitation and mockery is a fluid, semi-permeable one that results mostly in disaster. Then again, it is interesting to learn about our nation’s history. For example, today, just from watching this trailer, I learned that Richard Nixon was the inspiration for Batman’s voice in the Dark Knight. C-, Frost/Nixon, come see me after class.

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