Friday, April 27, 2007

The arrogance of power

A dynamic duo, Frank Langella and Michael Sheen, put flesh on the bones of the thin but absorbing Frost/Nixon , from the Live Design website. It looks like they're going into film adaptation, which the author, Peter Morgan, should rework to make it a little less predictable and schematic--but I have a feeling the director, Ron Howard, likes the unnecessary italicizing and underlining. As it is I'd put it third in the Morgan library, behind The Queen (which it resembles) and HBO's troubling and underrated Longford, but ahead of the too-obvious Last King of Scotland.

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