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:

Unknown said...

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