If you like chess – if you like puzzles – if you like intellectual challenges and cerebral tests of will – go see Frost/Nixon. Now. Tomorrow at the latest. Yesterday if possible.
It’s a small indicator of the success of the “Nixon Interviews” that the only thing I ever knew about David Frost was that he was the one who conducted them. It’s taken Ron Howard’s latest movie, Frost/Nixon, to educate me on where Frost came from before those interviews, and what exactly was involved in producing them. Not to mention how dramatic and earth shattering they really were.
But the movie – like Peter Morgan’s original stage play in London, England – couldn’t work without the actors who portrayed the title characters both onstage and in the film.