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Oliver Stone

Nixon

Director Oliver Stone Composer John Williams Cast Anthony Hopkins, Joan Allen, Powers Boothe
Edition 2024
192' - 1995 - Drama, Biography - Dialogue: Russian, Mandarin, English
Oliver Stone is arguably America's greatest chronicler. With Nixon, he presents a surprisingly nuanced and empathetic portrait of Tricky Dicky and weaves it into an epic associative biopic. A magnificent Anthony Hopkins interprets the least loved of all US presidents as a quasi Shakespearian villain.
Oliver Stone's most complex and intriguing film is an epic anti-docudrama about the hated 37th US president. Stone looks at Nixon's life (a tour de force performance by Anthony Hopkins) as a Shakespearean drama and the White House as a haunted castle in which Nixon is at the mercy of his demons and haunted by the shadow of John F. Kennedy in the last phase of his tenure. According to CIA man Howard Hunt (Ed Harris), a key figure in the Watergate scandal that brought down Tricky Dicky, his boss is ‘the darkness reaching for the darkness.' Which gives a good idea of the (auto)destructive forces Nixon struggled with. In his book The Presidents, Freddy Gray quotes Marx's slogan that ‘history repeats itself, first as a tragedy, then as a farce.’ Nixon is the tragedy; Trump the farce.

Tickets & screenings: from 19 September 2024.

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Credits

Directors

Oliver Stone

Composers

John Williams

Cast

Anthony Hopkins, Joan Allen, Powers Boothe

Scenario

Oliver Stone, Stephen J. Rivele, Christopher Wilkinson

Director of Photography

Robert Richardson

Editors

Brian Berdan, Hank Corwin

Producers

Oliver Stone, Clayton Townsend, Andrew G. Vajna

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Dialogue

Russian, Mandarin, English

Countries of production

United States of America

Year

1995