Our Nixon (2013)
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Throughout Richard Nixon's presidency, three of his top White House aides obsessively documented their experiences with Super 8 home movie cameras. Young, idealistic and dedicated, they had no idea that a few years later they'd all be in prison. This unique and personal visual record, created by H.R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman and Dwight Chapin, was seized by the FBI during the Watergate investigation, then filed away and forgotten for almost 40 years. OUR NIXON is an all-archival documentary
Aug 30, 2013 Limited
Jan 14, 2014
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A capably done account of a presidential career that was wrecked by a crime that was unnecessary.
The result is maudlin beyond belief, especially Nixon's farewell to the aides he's in the process of firing, but other moments simply register as shockingly out of touch.
[A] shrewdly edited collection of news footage and "home movies" taken by members of the Nixon White House staff ...
We get to see film of daughter Tricia's wedding (her father is a surprisingly agile ballroom dancer) and other oddities.
There has never been an uninteresting angle on Richard Nixon - the man was too twisted - but Penny Lane's documentary sees him from several especially compelling new vantages.
Trick Dick and Watergate revisited via lost tapes.
Penny Lane's new documentary does something quite different by presenting a portrait of the president as his friends and aides saw him. It's a fascinating watch.
... offers an intimate behind-the-scenes glimpse into the White House during tumultuous times, especially the foolish chain of events that led to Nixon's downfall.
What proves most fascinating is that the three White House cinematographers appear to have been as deluded as their boss.
As fascinating as this peek into daily life at the Nixon White House is, the real power of Our Nixon is its poignant insight into how the impeachable situation unfolded within the president's inner circle.
Often plays like a mortifying companion to the Nixon-period sitcom "The Wonder Years."
The results are akin to seeing the Nixon presidency through the eyes of his top aides; it's as much a portrait of innocence lost as a behind-closed-doors exposť.
Our Nixon provides an intriguing reverse-angle view of Nixon's time in office by presenting him both as a larger-than-life figure of Shakespearean contradictions, and as a supremely weird boss.
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