Our Nixon

This one is a head scratcher. I'm not sure how many people want to see a rehash of a political scandal that is 40 years old. The only ones who might be interested will probably be happy to hear all the old stories again, so this movie will be preaching to the choir.

Comprised primarily of old Super 8 home movies shot by Richard Nixon's top aides, we have endless candid shots of smiling people sitting in offices, walking down halls, picnicking, standing on the Great Wall of China, or boarding Air Force One (Super 8 doesn't have sound). The carefully chosen selections from the White House Tapes are audio only, so we listen to them while we are entertained with shots of squirrels and birds. The anti-gay tirade, while repugnant to our "oughts" sensibilities, simply reflects the prevailing attitudes of 40 years ago.

We mainly focus on three aides, H.R. Haldeman, John D. Erlickman and Dwight Chapin, with interviews of them in "the day," and again about 20 years later. (You should see how young Barbara Walters looks!) This is all Water(gate) over the dam now, with no new insights to offer.

This is strictly a low-budget project directed by Penny Lane ("We Are the Littletons: A True Story"). There is no rating.
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