Our Nixon Saturday, 04 April 2020

Our Nixon

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  • Rating:


  • The pitch:

    Burning the scandal at both ends.

  • Starring:

    Richard Nixon (archival), Dwight Chapin (archival), John Erlichman (archival), HR Haldeman (archival), Henry Kissinger (archival)

  • Directed by:

    Penny Lane

  • Running time:

    84 minutes

  • Rated:

    CTC (Australia), NR (UK), NR (USA)


    Vietnam war, Nazi Germany, killed kids, shooting at peasants, Communists, burglarizing, bugging, crashing airplane, serving jail sentences mentioned. Military troops, tanks, soldiers seen.


    Men in swimwear. Cleavage.


    Alcohol (wine, champagne, aperitif). Smoking.


    Pr*ck, p*ss, sonofab*tch, name-calling, derogatory terms for homosexuals. Homophobia and homophobic references. Religious references and exclamations.


    Richard Nixon, Watergate scandal, POTUS, home movies, confiscation, Super-8, documentary, biography, history, the moon landing, the Secret Service, the White House, administration, anti-war demonstrations, phone-bugging, the Pentagon Papers, All In The Family, propaganda, re-election, resignations, media, politics, insecurity, prejudice.


    Wedding setting. Dying from cancer mentioned. Helicopters, planes, jets, balloons, toilets, fireworks. Circus bear, horses, horse manure, birds, squirrel, elephant, creepy rabbit costume.


    Illuminating, hilarious, poignant, haunting, evocative, absorbing, intimate, clever, fresh, unsettling, brisk, eye-opening, raw, entertaining. Sophisticated storytelling, shrewdly edited, offers a nuanced portrait of Nixon, great soundtrack, entirely archival.


    Elusive, neutral. Familiar information, flippant approach, doesn't uncover anything new.

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