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Published on January 23, 2012 | by LawNews

Prof. Brian Frye’s Nixon Documentary Featured in The Wall Street Journal

 Nixon at Home, Kissinger on the Beach

By Nicolas Rapold

January 23, 2012

The Wall Street Journal

EXCERPT:

“The common conception of them is as these evil schemers. But no one’s evil in home movies,” said Brian L. Frye, half of the married filmmaking duo behind the found-footage documentary “Our Nixon.” “Everyone’s happy, everyone’s cheerful. Instead of a trio of evil schemers, you see a bunch of guys in swimsuits mugging for the camera.”

Mr. Frye, who also teaches law at Hofstra, and his wife, Penny Lane, a visiting professor of filmmaking at Bard, are currently working with editor Francisco Bello to finish a rough cut of “Our Nixon” by the spring. Their subject matter is hard for any American voyeur to resist: 204 forgotten reels of raw Super-8 source material shot in Nixon’s inner-sanctum between 1969 and 1973.

Read the full article at wsj.com.

 

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