Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Harry Shearer performs Richard Nixon

This is one for those of us old enough to remember the original. Harry Shearer inhabits Richard Nixon in the pilot episode of a verbatim comedic re-creation of Nixon's Presidency. The series is called Nixon's The One, and includes Nixon's previously little known - and surprising - words to the CBS camera crew, which Shearer uncovered using advanced audio restoration techniques.
   For the rest of Nixon's The One, Harry Shearer and his co-writer, Nixon historian Stanley Kutler, combed through thousands of hours of the legendary Nixon audio tapes, and re-enacted word for word the best moments as if filmed by a hidden camera.



1 comment:

Kathy Smart said...

If nothing else, a valuable demonstration of how people really speak, and how much is said using subtext rather than clear language.