Nixon (1995)

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Nixon (1995)
  • Time: 192 min
  • Genre: Biography | Drama
  • Director: Oliver Stone
  • Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Joan Allen, Ed Harris

Storyline:

An all-star cast powers this epic look at American President Richard M. Nixon, a man carrying both the fate of the world on his shoulders while battling the self-destructive demands within. From his victorious presidential election to the shocking Watergate scandal that would seal his doom.

One review

  • This film does in many ways, the true justice to the character of the real Richard Nixon, what concerned many was the fact that the story was written by Oliver Stone, a man famous for ‘fictionalizing’ certain parts of his films.

    Anybody who ever felt for Nixon would truly enjoy what comes out in this film. Stone goes deep into the life of Nixon, his upbringing, love for his wife and daughters and his paralyzing fear of defeat.

    Stone Portrays Nixon as a fellow who was mediocre at best at pretty much everything, he never really stood out other than the fact that he was always there. lost nearly every election of his life, and when he finally won one, he was in the fear of losing the next one. The film also looks deep into his helplessness as he learns that as the president he has been reduced to a figurehead, and that the agencies now control the country, his fear for his life (see JFK assassination) is what makes him keep giving in to it all until he becomes something of a Darth Vader.

    I love the editing on this film, and the score is beautiful, the first 20 minutes is absolutely haunting. I wonder why this film only got 4 Oscar nominations when there was room for so many more in a film with so many great performances and editing.

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