Must Watch: Ron Howard's Frost/Nixon Trailer - Back Up!

August 22, 2008
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Frost/Nixon Trailer

Universal has officially released the first trailer Ron Howard's Frost/Nixon and we're running it again for your viewing pleasure. The film retells the story behind the post-Watergate television interviews held between British talk-show host David Frost (played by Michael Sheen) and former president Richard Nixon (played by Frank Langella). Given the Democratic National Convention is about to kick off and the big election is just over two months away, Hollywood is throwing out every big political movie they've got before it all goes down. Frost/Nixon looks to be on the better side, coming from Ron Howard and using the same actors from the theatrical play. With a high quality trailer, this definitely does look like it'll deliver.

Watch the first trailer for Frost/Nixon:

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You can also watch the Frost/Nixon trailer in High Definition on Yahoo

Frost/Nixon is directed by actor and filmmaker Ron Howard, of Backdraft, Apollo 13, Ransom, A Beautiful Mind, Cinderella Man, and The Da Vinci Code. The screenplay was adapted from the play by British playwright Peter Morgan, of The Queen and The Other Boleyn Girl previously. Universal is releasing Frost/Nixon in limited theaters starting on December 5th in time for Oscar contention.

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Hmm. Definitely looks like it could be good. Not completely sold, yet.

Joseph on Aug 20, 2008


Looks promising! but yeah, the editing and music in this trailer felt a bit old.

Andreas Climent on Aug 20, 2008


Interesting...too many political movies though, my head's hurting.

Itri on Aug 20, 2008


I'm sold. I think this looks really good but I know a little bit more about the background of this so maybe that's why I think it looks so compelling.

janet on Aug 20, 2008


Yeah, just because the Fountain music is amazing doesn't mean that it fits in with everything...

David on Aug 20, 2008


Self-righteous poms harassing a mentally ill man. No thanks.

Jake on Aug 20, 2008


Looks awesome. Really excited for this since my cousin worked on the film too :)!!!

Ryan on Aug 20, 2008


Wait... call this before my time, but did Nixon really talk like that? I mean, seriously? Move over Batman, the gold medal for most ridiculous movie voice must be handed over.

Icarus on Aug 20, 2008


i'm not big on drama but this looks fuckin wicked

Darrin on Aug 20, 2008


Hmm.. It looked good, but I think they could have cast Nixon a little bit better.. The guy was a great actor.. Just not very Nixon-esque

Blake B on Aug 20, 2008


Go Nixon! Four more years!

DCompose on Aug 21, 2008


They removed it!!! 🙁

Daniel on Aug 21, 2008


You should take this article off this site if you don't have the trailer.

kitano0 on Aug 21, 2008


The trailer has been added again courtesy of Universal in high definition. I'm still a bit put off by the song from The Fountain at the end, but otherwise it looks pretty damn good!

Alex Billington on Aug 22, 2008


Can ya hear me knocking Frank Langella? It's me Oscar.

Alexander on Aug 22, 2008


Looks good indeed.. I'm not from the States & I guess, now I've to read about the Watergate issue.. :p

Deepak T on Aug 22, 2008


The play is amazing and these actors were perfect onstage and I think it will go to film well...I think it has the chops to win an Oscar too

Maxx on Aug 23, 2008


Looks to be a good quality film, but I think we just saw the whole thing in that trailer?

Eli on Aug 23, 2008


It will take awhile to used to Langella's voice...but I think it will be fine as we immerse ourselves in the movie. Sir Tony's was better, IMHO

kitano0 on Aug 23, 2008


It's good to see Clint Howard is going to be back on the big screen. To think it all started for him as the little kid, in the cowboy outfit eating a sandwich, on the Mayberry sidewalk. CLINT RULES!

Dave Lister, J.M.C. on Aug 23, 2008


I think it looks great. I also think Clint Mansell's music at the latter part of the trailer adds a different element, and makes it even better.

Brian on Aug 23, 2008


It's definitely a timely sort of film.

Squiggly_P on Aug 25, 2008


Why are they using the score from the Fountain? O.o

SillySil on Aug 28, 2008


Who taught Nixon politics? Prescot Bush, his patron. Who taught Nixon that it's not illegal if the President does it? FDR, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Carter, Reagan, Bush sr ...heck Bush sr figures its not illegal if the CIA does it not just the President.... I suspect Nixon had broken with the militant anti communist Liberal/Conservative coalition forged by Truman and Bush after WWII. Nixon policies once President ran counter to theirs and promoted education, environmentalism, detente, the end of a economy dependent on war, national health insurence, the end of the draft and a all volunteer military, work place safety and health, downsizing the US military, promoting space development.... excerpt: What image will posterity nurture of Nixon? The best analysis is David Greenberg’s Nixon’s Shadow, published last year. Greenberg describes five Richard Nixons that beguile and perplex the American people. First, Nixon the Villian .... Second, Nixon the Victim,.... behavior that had been excused when FDR or JFK were in office was now judged an impeachable offense. Third, there is the image of Nixon as brilliant Statesman.... Fourth, there is Nixon the Populist.... Fifth, there is Nixon the Liberal, as outlined above. Which of these images best reflects his true legacy? All of them, Greenberg concludes, because Nixon was a complex personality leading a complex nation in a highly complex era. But ... always ... Nixon the Villain for the simple reason that he is the only president obliged to resign the office. I disagree— ......Watergate will someday be understood as simply the most dramatic episode in a long-overdue rebellion against what Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., called the Imperial Presidency. The Democrats themselves forged the imperial presidency from FDR in the Depression and World War II, to Truman, Kennedy, and Johnson in the Cold War. But by the late 1960s, Democrats such as Senators J. William Fulbright, Wayne Morse, Frank Church, William Proxmire, Eugene McCarthy, and George McGovern reached the conclusion over these long emergencies that Congress had abdicated too much power to the White House. Nixon’s election in 1968 was their moment to strike. Freed from having to support their own president and war, Democrats began to hold hearings, sponsor legislation, leak secrets, and spin the media, all for the purpose of reining in the executive branch— even, or especially, in matters of national security. Between 1969 and 1980 a whole series of measures resulted, including the War Powers Act, investigations and restrictions on the CIA’s covert activities, denials of executive privilege, cutoffs of funding for military missions and foreign assistance, sanctions against allies on human rights grounds, the Jackson-Vanik Amendment, and Freedom of Information Act. Someday, after all those with a psychological stake in hating Nixon are dead, historians may come to see the impeachment proceedings as the ultimate check on the power of the president, indeed a president who had the audacity to achieve peace in Vietnam and the world despite Congress, then had the audacity to win 49 states. Someday historians may also record that no president save Lincoln and FDR took office in more trying times. Nixon inherited a war his predecessor had no strategy for winning or ending. Nixon inherited a embattled army of 540,000 demoralized troops increasingly vexed by drugs, racial tension, and mutiny. Nixon faced a hostile Congress and media. Nixon led a society rent asunder by violent riots and protests. Nixon was obliged to call Americans to discipline, patience, and sacrifice even as the baby-boomers trumpeted civil disobedience, instant gratification, and all manner of self-indulgence. Nixon inherited an economy wounded by Johnson’s guns-and-butter policies and surging inflation. Nixon confronted a world in which the Soviet Union boasted of nuclear parity, China was implacably militant, the third world seemed ready to go communist, and even America’s allies had turned sullen or hostile. Indeed, Nixon deserves enduring credit just for being willing to serve as president in 1969, and enormous credit for achieving as much as he did. In the end, Nixon faltered. But few men have ever been asked to carry so great a weight of responsibility, or for so long. That is why his best epitaph may be Henry Kissinger’s in his book Diplomacy. In retrospect, he wrote, the safest course of action for Nixon would have been to go to the Congress, early in his first term, lay out his strategy for de-escalating in Vietnam, and oblige members of Congress either to endorse his strategy or liquidate the war. But, Kissinger continues, Nixon rejected such advice because he felt that history would never forgive the appalling consequences of what he considered an abdication of executive responsibility. It was an honorable, indeed, a highly moral and intellectually correct, decision. But in the American system of checks and balances, the burden Nixon took on himself was not meant to be borne by just one man.

Blueskies on Dec 7, 2008


Looks awesome. Really excited for this since my cousin worked on the film too :)!!!

nedir on Jan 5, 2009


Well having been too young to know much about Watergate or Nixon without some research, I am thoroughly humbled by Blueskies' #24 comment. Following his comment with mine kind of makes mine seem silly. Nothing more then a quick note about how I regret missing this in theaters, and plan on seeing it on DVD.

Web Based Training on Jan 12, 2009


Yet more decades stale, Boomer era PC reruns ---from a Hollywood that's made BILLIONS upon BILLIONS these past decades outsourcing labor and unflinchingly catering to the franchise-slum denial needs of history's ---MOST--- awesomely genocidal regime --ACROSS the Pacific. IF Hollywood born n' bred Hoard wanted to shine fresh, critical light on Nixon ----he might have looked at the Nixonian open-door TOTAL SELLOUT to MAO'S Red China ---ESP. on this, the once again 'mysteriously overlooked' 60th Anniversary of the epic, urgently relevant --indeed, STILL unfolding ---KOREAN WAR! --------pass ----it ------on.

tiger tim on Apr 3, 2010

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