The specter of the Watergate scandal didn’t disappear with the resignation of President Richard Nixon on August 9, 1974. It hung over the American cultural landscape, waiting to be exorcised. That cleansing came, in part, through a series of extraordinary interviews the ex-President gave to British journalist David Frost in 1977. The machinations that culminated in that interview were adapted for stage in 2006 by Peter Morgan and now director Ron Howard is bringing the story to the big screen with Frost/Nixon on December 5. The film will star Michael Sheen and Frank Langella in the titular roles they played in both the show’s London and Broadway runs.
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A film fan since he first saw that Rebel Blockade Runner fleeing the massive Imperial Star Destroyer at the tender age of 8 and a veteran freelance journalist with twenty years experience writing about film and pop culture.
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