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chris_santucci
06-17-12, 03:16 PM
In celebration (if you may call it that) of 40 years since Watergate, I would like some suggestions for any films that reference the break-in. Of course, my favorite is "All the Presidents' Men".

What are some other suggestions?

P.S. I have a detailed summary of "ATPM" http://www.film-matters.net/2012/06/watergates-secrets-continue-to-dazzle.html

Thanks!

Groucho
06-17-12, 03:26 PM
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chris_santucci
06-17-12, 03:31 PM
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Excellent choice! You have to know Watergate to get the jokes, but criminally underappreciated!

Jules Winfield
06-17-12, 03:31 PM
I was gonna say Dick also. I know you probably wanted more serious movies but I can't help it...I like Dick!!

Solid Snake
06-17-12, 03:39 PM
Dick was good. I honestly didn't know that was Michell Williams. Haven't thought about this movie in a while.

chris_santucci
06-17-12, 03:58 PM
I was gonna say Dick also. I know you probably wanted more serious movies but I can't help it...I like Dick!!

Nah. I'll take any genre. I'm just glad to hear that's so much "Dick" love. :blush::blush:

Numanoid
06-17-12, 04:10 PM
There is way too much Dick in this thread. Another vote for All The President's Men.

PopcornTreeCt
06-17-12, 04:19 PM
Frost vs. Nixon

Solid Snake
06-17-12, 04:23 PM
oh I forgot to mention wtf what my favorite Watergate film is. That'd be Frost/Nixon.

Norm de Plume
06-17-12, 04:50 PM
All The President's Men

Cellar Door
06-17-12, 06:09 PM
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JeffTheAlpaca
06-17-12, 06:25 PM
And I thought I was the only one who though Dick was hilarious

Nixon

http://www.joblo.com/posters/images/full/1995-nixon-poster1.jpg

gmanca
06-17-12, 06:41 PM
If Nixon counts, then that is the choice, such a shame it didn't get more acclaim.

chris_santucci
06-17-12, 08:12 PM
If Nixon counts, then that is the choice, such a shame it didn't get more acclaim.

Agreed. That's a close second on the Watergate list for me.

Rockmjd23
06-17-12, 08:14 PM
No love for White House Madness (1975)?

Numanoid
06-18-12, 02:26 AM
If Nixon counts, then that is the choice, such a shame it didn't get more acclaim.You mean other than its nominations for Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Score, and Best Original Screenplay?

gmanca
06-18-12, 02:48 AM
At the time it was seen as just Stone going through the motions with a JFK repeat.

Groucho
06-18-12, 06:50 AM
Hardly a JFK repeat, since JFK wasn't a biopic about JFK.

Ash Ketchum
06-18-12, 11:03 AM
THE PRIVATE FILES OF J. EDGAR HOOVER (1977) basically ends with Watergate.

davidh777
06-18-12, 02:08 PM
Never saw Dick and have seen the poster but not closely since watching Dawson's Creek, so count me among those surprised to see Michelle Williams in it

Roy Batty
06-18-12, 10:59 PM
Of those mentioned, I'd still have to say "All the President's Men" because it holds up so well. That said, Frank Langella was masterful in "Frost/Nixon." Have never seen "Nixon," so it goes on my watch list.

JeffTheAlpaca
06-19-12, 03:10 AM
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JTH182
06-19-12, 04:06 AM
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I don't like the poster because the names don't match up with the correct actress!

Any way, my favorite is 1972's Deep Throat.

Ash Ketchum
06-19-12, 05:23 PM
Do CHINATOWN and THE PARALLAX VIEW count? I'm of the mind that Watergate provided the impetus for a number of conspiracy thrillers. In fact, on the day I saw PARALLAX VIEW, Aug. 8, 1974, I came out of the theater and stopped at a newsstand to see the headline, "Nixon Resigns."

chris_santucci
06-20-12, 02:16 PM
Do CHINATOWN and THE PARALLAX VIEW count? I'm of the mind that Watergate provided the impetus for a number of conspiracy thrillers. In fact, on the day I saw PARALLAX VIEW, Aug. 8, 1974, I came out of the theater and stopped at a newsstand to see the headline, "Nixon Resigns."

No kidding. Now that's an interesting story. Nowadays, people would get the message on their Iphones and interupt the movie with the phone glares. :)