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Thursday, December 25, 2008

Frost/Nixon



What began as a frustrating afternoon at the movies -- no accessible parking spaces, long lines, and an automated ticket kiosk that didn't work -- proved extremely worthwhile, as "Frost/Nixon" did not disappoint. The film, which portrayed the extensive 1977 television interviews by British journalist Sir David Frost of disgraced former U.S. president Richard M. Nixon.

Not having lived through the Nixon presidency and Watergate scandal, my opinions are formed mostly from textbooks. While "Frost/Nixon" reinforced a number of my beliefs, it also challenged some of them. I could relate to Frost's situation, as depicted in the movie. I'm no famous TV personality, but whether I'm arranging nursing care, handling medical issues or coordinating publication of my book, I know what it's like to put your time, your money, or your reputation on the line and assuring those around you that everything's going to be okay, all the while having serious doubts yourself.

All in all, it was a thought-provoking, entertaining film. It was definitely worth all of the aggravation of getting into the theater!

4 comments:

Pat said...

dude! Happy New Year. Never mind the movies...Philly beat DALLAS! that is as sweet as it can be.

Enjoy the playoffs. The tide is turning.

talk soon my friend

Pat

Krysta said...

If it's any consolation, movies for people without DMD can suck too! My local movie theater has lots of those kiosks that never work, then have the nerve to charge a $3 "convenience" fee for being able to select seats ahead of time (funny how only the two front rows are available)...but it was worth it to see Twilight ;)

Happy New Year Josh!

Dominick said...

I've really wanted to see Frost/Nixon. I'm glad you enjoyed the film, but it stinks about the accessible parking situation. Been there myself before!

Kerri (Parker's mom) said...

Josh,
Just finished your book. As a mother of a 5 year old boy with DMD I was prepared to cry while reading it but it was completely opposite! I absolutley loved it and will be sharing it with all of my family. Thank you so much for sharing your story. It seems like you have such a great and supportive family. Thanks again!
Kerri