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2008-12-09 13:21:02

Universal Pictures says its film Frost/Nixon earned $180,708 when it debuted in three locations in New York City, Los Angeles and Toronto last weekend. The per-screen average of $60,236 gives Ron Howard's big-screen adaptation of Peter Morgan's play the highest per-screen debut of any film released in the United States this year, the movie studio said. This is a spectacular opening, and we are thrilled with the result, Adam Fogelson, president of marketing and distribution for Universal...

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2008-12-05 19:36:42

Ron Howard said directing his U.S. astronaut film Apollo 13 helped him develop a taste for making movies about real people. Howard won an Oscar for directing A Beautiful Mind, about mathematician John Forbes Nash. He earned acclaim for his picture, Cinderella Man, the story of boxing great James J. Braddock. His latest fact-inspired film, Frost/Nixon, recounts British TV personality David Frost's historic interviews with U.S. President Richard Nixon, following Nixon's resignation over the...

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2008-12-05 17:48:40

Frank Langella says it was hard to shake off the character of Richard Nixon after playing the U.S. president in the stage and film versions of Frost/Nixon. Well, he's a very affecting person to play, the actor told reporters in New York recently about playing Nixon, who resigned in 1974 while facing impeachment because of the Watergate scandal. Usually, characters leave me relatively quickly, but Nixon stayed with me a lot. The depth of this man's pain and the depth of his desire for...

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2008-12-02 17:17:05

Frank Langella says a scene in Frost/Nixon, where former U.S. President Richard Nixon calls David Frost the night before their final interview, is fictitious. Langella and Michael Sheen played Nixon and Frost respectively in the stage version of playwright Peter Morgan's Frost/Nixon in London and New York, then reprised their roles in director Ron Howard's new film adaptation. The fact-based play and film are about how fading British television star Frost landed a series of exclusive...

2008-11-30 14:18:23

Hollywood director Ron Howard says his film adaptation of the play Frost/Nixon was a remembrance of the historic U.S. presidential scandal. The A Beautiful Mind director said he could recall watching 1977 interviews between disgraced U.S. President Richard Nixon and talk show host David Frost about the political scandal, the New York Post reported Sunday. I was 23 years old, watching these interviews in a state of confusion and frustration over having lived through Vietnam and Watergate, and...

2008-11-24 17:03:29

British actor Michael Sheen says he was warned against meeting David Frost until after he started performances of the play Frost/Nixon. Sheen played the TV personality in the West End and on Broadway. He reprises the role in Ron Howard's upcoming film adaptation of Peter Morgan's stage drama about how Frost secured exclusive interviews with former U.S. President Richard Nixon after Nixon resigned due to the Watergate scandal. Sheen told UPI in New York recently that Morgan warned him before...

2008-11-12 18:00:13

NEW YORK, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: The New York premiere of the drama FROST/NIXON (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20060316/LATH064LOGO) WHO: "FROST/NIXON" director/producer Ron Howard; producers Brian Grazer, Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner; cast members Frank Langella, Michael Sheen, Kevin Bacon, Rebecca Hall, Matthew Macfadyen, Oliver Platt, Kate Jennings Grant, Gabriel Jarret, Patty McCormack and Sam Rockwell;...

2008-10-17 15:00:15

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Liberation Entertainment has concluded a deal with Sir David Frost and his production company, David Paradine Television Inc, to secure the North American distribution rights to the entire broadcast footage of the historical Frost Nixon TV interviews from 1977. These interviews drew the largest audience ever for a news interview in the history of television. The filming of the Frost/Nixon interview occurred over four weeks in 1977. Never before, nor...

2008-10-10 06:00:24

By Richard L. Berke Imagine these fantastical sequences from "W.," the Oliver Stone portrayal of President George W. Bush: The president is not alone with his dogs when he chokes on a pretzel and tumbles from the sofa; Saddam Hussein is in the White House family quarters with him. Later Bush flies over Baghdad on a magic carpet as the bombs rain down. And finally Hussein returns for another cameo, this time to shout insults at the president and his father. These depictions would hardly be...

2008-10-08 06:00:26

By Elysa Gardner NEW YORK -- The flexibility and limits of executive power in our government have been the focus of intense debate in recent years, so it seems as good a time as any for the Roundabout Theatre Company to revive A Man for All Seasons (*** out of four). It opened Tuesday at the American Airlines Theatre. First produced on Broadway in 1961 and made into a classic film five years later, Robert Bolt's play traces the sad, inspiring final chapter in the life of Sir Thomas...


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