- Actores: Anthony Hopkins, Joan Allen, Powers Boothe, Ed Harris, Bob Hoskins
- Directores: Oliver Stone
- Productores: Clayton Townsend, Oliver Stone, Andrew G. Vajna
- Formato: NTSC, Subtitled, Director's Cut, Dolby, Special Edition, Widescreen, AC-3
- Idioma: Inglés
- Subtítulos: Inglés, Francés, Español
- Relación de aspecto: 2.35:1
- Número de discos: 2
- Estudio: Walt Disney Video
- Fecha de lanzamiento: 19 agosto 2008
- Opiniones de los clientes: 163 calificaciones de clientes
- ASIN: B0019PL2JI
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Nixon: The Election Year Edition [Blu-ray] [Importado]
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UPC:786936747935DESCRIPTION:From Oscar-winning* director Oliver Stone and starring Anthony Hopkins in an Oscar nominated performance, Nixon is the monumental motion picture that delves into the inner sanctum of a tragic world leader, uncovering his greatest moments and his shattering demise! An all-star cast powers this epic look at American President Richard M. Nixon a man carrying both fate of the world on his shoulders while battling the self-destructive demands within. From his victorious presidential election to the shocking Watergate scandal that would seal his doom, Nixon was hailed by critics and audiences everywhere as a great film one you don t want to miss!* Best Director, Born On The Fourth Of July, 1989; Best Director, Platoon, 1986** Best Actor Nominee, Nixon, 1995END
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Oliver Stone's Nixon is an incredible achievement: this film is so rich and detailed, it almost overwhelms the viewer with how much it offers up - there's Richard Nixon's life story, from his harsh childhood and the loss of two brothers, his sometimes passionate, sometimes frosty relationship with his wife Pat and finally the presidency itself, its highs and lows. Then there's several decades of political history to cover: the red-baiting post-war years, Track II, Vietnam, opening China, SALT I with Russia, J. Edgar Hoover, Richard Helms, the Kennedy brothers, the various political campaigns Nixon won and lost and of course, Watergate itself, which over-shadows the whole drama. Stone adds a third layer, a kind of psycho-impressionist text, which overlays images, juxtaposes people and events, drops in soundbites out of place, sudden shifts in tone and colour. This is such a rich tapestry, that only a master filmmaker like Oliver Stone could really keep this all coherent and indeed, entertaining, for it's three and a half hour plus running time.
The cast is uniformly brilliant; whilst Anthony Hopkins takes centre stage and dominates the film (Nixon has been portrayed on screen many times but this is the best - it's not an impression, it's a suggestion), everyone around him gets to breath and the ensemble cast doesn't put a foot wrong. If I had to single out a couple of performances, Paul Sorvino as Henry Kissinger simply nails the role and Joan Allen as Patricia Nixon gets that steely, brittle determination absolutely spot on.
The US Blu-ray import version is also a Director's Cut, which was never released in the UK - there's an extra 28 minutes footage, including two really key scenes: there's a conversation betwixt Nixon and Hoover, where they discuss whether to install an electronic taping system in the Whitehouse to record conversations; the second major new scene is a confrontation betwixt Nixon and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Richard Helms. This significant scene illustrates the conflicted relationship Nixon had with this intelligence agency - was Nixon concerned that the CIA had blackmail material on him, or did Nixon want to get the "Bay of Pigs" documents, so as to keep the CIA in check? It's an uneasy, ambiguous relationship and perhaps key to understanding Watergate, given that the burglars were all Agency-connected. These scenes are not filler but absolutely essential to understanding the story; it's a shame they were originally cut out (presumably due to the already lengthy running time) but it's great that Stone's had an opportunity to put them back in.
The main criticism I have of this - and it's not an insignificant one - if you don't have a reasonable grasp of what is already happening, it could be quite hard to follow. Unlike Stone's JFK, which explained the details of the Kennedy assassination clearly and in-depth, which those who didn't know anything prior to watching the film could easily follow, Nixon doesn't make any such concessions; Stone starts hammering away in his usual forcefull manner and characters and events are introduced, dropped and reintroduced without much explanation or exposition. However, if you already have a grounding in the basic facts, or are prepared to do some reading in advance of watching the film (I'd strongly recommend Anthony Summers' superb Nixon:The Arrogance of Power), you'll get a lot back from it.
No film can cover every facet of a person's life, particularly one as complex as Richard Nixon's, so this film inevitably leaves certain things out, or condenses them. That's simply how films are made. Neither is this film a hatchet job, that some critics were expecting, given director Oliver Stone's politically overt leftwing credentials - he actually manages to generate, if not actual sympathy, then certainly empathy for Nixon. Indeed, Nixon's success with China and Russia are given prominence and not everything Nixon did wrong (or illegally, such as sabotaging the Vietnam peace talks whilst he was a private citizen) are covered at all. When Martin Scorsese finished making his biopic Raging Bull, its subject, the boxer Jake LaMotta, asked his ex-wife Vikki if he was really that bad. "No, you were worse" she replied. As both Scorsese and Stone have said, you can't include every nasty little detail, as it would unbalance the film and give a distorted, one-note impression (caricature, even) of the person. Neither can a film be made from a sequence of interesting facts and events, there has to be a narrative to propel the story and that's where art meets history.
Oliver Stone's Nixon is a massive film in many respects, deserving of a much wider audience. At some points, it approaches a Citizen Kane level of artistry - helped in considerable manner by long-time collaborator Robert Richardsons's stunning camera work. The film is important, intelligently written, full of memorable performances and covers a great many events from post-war American history. It book-ends Stone's JFK quite impressively and if it doesn't quite approach that film's brilliance, not many other films do either.
JFK remains probably my favourite film of all time and Nixon is it's companion piece. Watching it again I think the gap between the 2 films has got smaller, Nixon is easily Stone's 2nd best in my opinion.
Their is so many things to admire about this film, most of all is Hopkins without doubt alongside Stevens the Butler in the amazing Remains of the Day, this must be my favourite performance of Sir Anthony. This and his Stevens performance is an example of why he is such a good actor and not the showboating of his Oscar Winning performance in SOTL which in comparison isn't in the same league. Stone as already explained he wasn't bothered about AH's resemblance to Nixon and it doesn't make any difference. Hopkins delivers a complex and detailed portrayal, his mannerisms and ticks.
It's true to say that he goes for a portrayal which gives you a side of Nixon not seen in public but he also invests the man with humanity which some would probably be surprised knowing Stone's view's. It's a picture of a man who did great thing and could have been greater but the same things that made him determined and successful were also the elements which were his downfall, the terrible actions he commits while being the most powerful man in the world and the cover ups and treachery which go on in the White House. Which are eventually his undoing Most notably the Watergate scandal, which this film documents in detail while not showing the actual burglary. Already dealt with in another film. ( All the Presidents Men) We see a deep complex troubled man with many flaws and AH portrays this brilliantly, showing Nixon uncertain but also in ruthless mode, a scene which is inserted back in for the directors cut sees Nixon in meeting simply filling his cabinet with fear as well as contrasting with his lack of confidence and awkwardness in other scenes, he make it possible to empathize with a figure who has been demonised so much, a tall feat but he manages it.
Joan Allen is simply astonishing as Pat Nixon, bearing a resemblance to to the real thing but her performance is the clincher, heartbreaking at times and adds to Hopkins humanization of RN, they simply work like a dream together and the chemistry is amazing.
Nixon also in possession of a killer ensemble, JT Walsh & James Woods are brilliant as Nixon's right hand men Eirhlech & Hardeman. Ed Harris as Howard Hunt, David Hyde Pierce as John Dean, Paul Sorvino almost unrecognizable as Kissinger.
Also so colourful turns from Bob Hoskins as J Edgar Hoover, his moments with Hopkins can't fail to raise a smile and Hoskins is simply having a ball. JR himself Larry Hagman takes a bow as a shady oil tycoon who initially backs Nixon's 2nd run for office. The film is full of too many performances to go into too much detail but Nixon has one of the most starry impressive casts of the last 20 years and everyone is essential to working of this epic undertaking.
Mary Steenburgen as Hannah Nixon, is particularly impressive as RN's god fearing quaker Mother, who obviously was more than significant in Nixon's character buliding, Stone brilliantly and poignantly illustrates the parallels between RN's 2 brother's death's and them paving the way for him to go to Law school, the same way John & Bobby Kennedy's deaths make it possible for Nixon to become President. A fact which overshadows his life throughout. The guilt is etched quite impressively on Hopkins face.
Stone's attention to detail like with JFK is meticulous and his partnership with Robert Richardson cinematography are nothing short of genius. It's shame RR and Stone no longer work together, Richardson is most notably working with Scorcesse recently, see Casino & The Aviator for an example of his lighting, very reminiscent of the work he did with Stone and something that marks Richardson out as a particularly individual DP who stamps his mark over everything he works on. Their use of shot footage blending with actual real footage and the different film stocks incorporated was brilliantly used in JFK & NBK and Nixon is no exception. Stone's most recent work is lacking his touch.
John Williams score like with JFK is another example of JW's versatility, best know for coming up with toe tapping fan fares, his work with Stone shows a subtlety not expressed in his more famous work. He underpins the scenes with an ominous feel and is never intrusive, a perfect accompaniment to the sombre feel the film imbues.
Quite simply no one does the kind of thing better than Stone, I know he the kind of Director you either love or hate and his work as fallen off of late but when firing on all four cylinders he matches and probably betters anything Scorcesse's done in the last 20 years.
This being a Special Edition the extras on show are impressive as well, deleted scenes and Stones intro to each individual one but it's the commentaries which are the real gem here, as with all Stone Special Editions, I've waited to hear this commentary and he doesn't disappoint. Stone's commentaries for me are the best, he's passionate about his films but also very well researched and his fiercely intelligent. 3 hours + with this man flew by. Their is a another track that goes into the more historically side as opposed to the technical and film side which I'm yet to savour.
This is one of the most impressive political movies of all time, it's not a history lesson and is clear about it's dramatizations and hypothesis's. The further 27 minutes reinserted go further to enhance this already epic study of Richard Nixon and make for one hell of a movie.
Gut, das ist Film, doch weiß man, dass Stone seine Figuren sehr nah an die Wahrheit bringt.
Nixon, ein Junge aus der Prvovinz, zwei seine Brüder an TB gestorben, konnte Jura an einer staatlicher Uni studieren. Und war das ganze Leben frustriert, weil die anderen an Harward, Yale (Ivy Leage) studiert haben. Dieses Manko kompensiert er mit enormen Wissen über andere Leute. Hat schnell einige nicht ganz koschere Freunde, mischt in Kuba (versucht Kastro zu elimieren), hat Freune bei Öl-Lobby.
Die Verehrung der Mutter geht im Film ins pathologische. Er zittiert sehr gerne seinen Vater (ein stenger Quäcker), seine Freunde kennen einige Sätze schon auswendig, er bezeichnet sich als einer von der schweigender Masse, die ihm 1969 den Wahlsieg gebracht hat, will aber nicht ganz zu ihr gehören.
Er glaubt niemanden, seine Frau Pat (Buddy nennt er sie) kann ihm lange helfen, steht ihm zur Seite, aber auch das hilft ihm nicht. Im Weißen Haus sind überall Mikrophone installiert, besonders gilt das für Oval-Office. Und er hört die Gespräche, sucht nach den Verschwörern.
Ein Einbruch in die Demokratebn Zentralle (im Watergate Hotel) ist nur dazu da, damit seine "Klempner" alle undichten Stellen finden sollen/müssen/werden.
Was danach geschieht, ist im Großen bekannt. Aber, erst am 8.8. 1974 tritt er zurück, er bisher erster und letzter amerkanischer Präsident.
Der Film zeigt der Rücktritt, bei dem nur H. Kissinger anwesend sein sollte. Der alte Fuchs Kissinger hat sich immer alle Türe offengelassen.
Nixon ist noch immer eine Person, die starkt polarisiert, bei den meisten aus dem Jahr 1968 zu einer Schuldfigur sogar Sündenbock für Wietnam, Kambodscha, Laos und alles Schlechte, gilt. Er findet keinen Zugang zu den jungen Leuten, kann sie auch nicht verstehen. Als ob er irgendwo steckengeblieben wäre, er vortrödelt nahezu seine kostbare Zeit mit Obsession auf die Kennedy Familie. So bringt er sich auch dort ins Gespräch, wo er keine Schuld hat. Bis zum Ende glaubt man, er wisse irgendwas über Dallas...
Einige Szenen im Film zeigen den privaten Nixon, der sich aber auch da NIE entspannen kann. Sein Gesicht ist oft nass von der Anstrengung, seine Muskeln sind gepresst, als ob er schweigen müsse.
Stone hat Nixon nach seinen Wunsch gezeigt, die Bilder oder Filmen von der Präsidenten zeigen sehr änliche Gesichtszüge. Er hat ihn perfekt studiert, wie geschrieben, Hopkins bis zur grössten Leistung gespielt.
Er wird sehr schnell begnadigt, was einige Fragen offen lässt, seit Mail 2005 wissen wir, das Mark Felt (FBI) der grosser Whisperer war. Der weite Mann damals im FBI.
Ein Film, der Zeit verlangt, vielleicht auch etwas Wissen über diese Zeit. Aber, es isr nie zu spät, über diese Zeit etwas mehr zu erfahren.
Am Ende stehen alle noch lebende Präsidenten an seinen Grab, Clinton spricht.., naja, eine Art der Verbeugung oder ein Geständnis - auch wir sind nichr weiß.
Not entertaining really and with Stone's typically (and admittedly for his own part) historically quirky take on things presidential but delivered in an original style and leaving one with much to ponder and debate.
One of the most unpleasant aspects appeared to be Nixon's destruction of the lives of hundreds of thousands (at least...) of south east asians to cement his reputation as a hard man - in pursuit of what exactly?
Liked by no-one really; after death placed on a pedestal by many who should know better more in deference to his office rather than his character or actions. Deeply unpleasant right wing stool pigeon exercising/exorcising his personal demons on a tawdrily obeisant world against an angrily powerless opposition.
Hopkins acts his socks off in a truly heavyweight performance with very powerful supporting cast. Don't watch to enjoy, just learn a bit.
As ever with many DVDs, north american release has many extras compared to whatever scraps distributors think they can get away with throwing at us europeans. Get a multi region player
Er tut das in gewohnter Manier, Faktenbasiert aber etwas links angehaucht (wenigstens ist das kein Machwerk wie Comandante über Castro)
Nixon war nicht der Präsident, den die USA brauchten, aber der, den sie verdient hatten. Es sagt wohl alles über einen Anführer aus, wenn er von sich selbst in der dritten Person spricht. Aber nur der Antikommunist Nixon konnte nach China gehen
I have better appreciation for Nixon. Movie covers both his rise and downfall. A great portrayal, I thought.