“Frost/Nixon” hits the silverscreen

Earlier this year, the RiverPark Center in Owensboro built the touring production of the play, “Frost/Nixon.” The show opened on Broadway in 2007 after debuting in London.

The movie version of “Frost/Nixon” opens today in limited release, then opens nationwide next week. The stage play and screenplay were written by Peter Morgan, who also wrote “The Queen” and “The Last King of Scotland. The movie was directed by Ron Howard.

“Frost/Nixon” is about a series of interviews between British TV  personality David Frost and former U.S. President Richard Nixon. The film stars Michael Sheen as Frost and Frank Langella as Nixon. Both men originated the roles on Broadway, and Langella won a Tony for his performance.

 Here’s a sampling of what’s being said about the film.

From the New York Times: It’s twinkle versus glower in the big-screen edition of Peter Morgan’s theatrical smackdown “Frost/Nixon.”

CNN: A series of 30-year-old television interviews doesn’t sound like promising movie material…Can you build a movie on five revelatory minutes? If you’re Peter Morgan, the answer is yes.

USA Today: A brief, understated scene in Frost/Nixon perfectly captures the subtle poignance in an absorbing film replete with telling moments and powerful performances


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