1. Nixon & China, Vietnam and Watergate

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Welcome to PARTISAN, a podcast exploring politics and history in film and entertainment.

Join your host, Tony Black, as he is joined by podcaster and scholar Russell Hugo, to discuss Oliver Stone’s epic 1995 biopic, NIXON…

Next time on Partisan, guest Sean Wilson joins us to discuss Baz Luhrmann’s 2022 musical biopic, ELVIS…

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Tony Black


Russell Hugo


Oliver Stone talks to Roger Ebert: https://www.rogerebert.com/interviews/oliver-stone-finds-the-humanity-in-nixon
Cast taik to Spokesman: https://www.spokesman.com/stories/1995/dec/18/exorcising-a-demon-oliver-stones-nixon-will-force/?amp-content=amp
Anthony Hopkins talks to Oklahoman: https://eu.oklahoman.com/story/news/1995/12/22/hopkins-eagerly-takes-questions-about-nixon/62369824007/
Anthony Hopkins talks to Tampa Bay: https://www.tampabay.com/archive/1995/12/20/hopkins-savors-big-role-in-nixon/?outputType=amp
Joan Allen talks to LA Times: https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1995-12-17-ca-14853-story.html

This Is What Oliver Stone’s Nixon Got Right by Robert Brent Toplin: https://historynewsnetwork.org/article/161187
Stone’s Nixon Is a Blend Of Demonic And Tragic by Bernard Weintraub:
Nixon at 25: Oliver Stone at, or near, his peak by Stephen Silver: https://tilt.goombastomp.com/film/nixon-at-25-oliver-stone-at-or-near-his-peak/
Examining the Complex, Subjective Filmography of Oliver Stone: A Comparison and Critique of “JFK” to “Nixon” and “Platoon” to “Heaven & Earth” by Mang Lu:
The Nixon Inside Stone’s Head by Stephen E. Ambrose: https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/opinions/1996/01/07/the-nixon-inside-stones-head/2bfdb46b-1115-4119-be71-0ba43620ae39/
States of the Union, Part 3: The Fruits of Distress and Unrest by Adam Nayman: https://www.theringer.com/platform/amp/movies/2020/6/3/21278647/richard-nixon-era-movies-butch-cassidy-protest-vietnam-war
Had He Ever Been Loved: The Tragic Failure of Oliver Stone’s NIXON by Jacob Knight: https://birthmoviesdeath.com/2015/07/13/had-he-ever-been-loved-the-tragic-failure-of-oliver-stones-nixon/amp
Nixon: Oliver Stone’s Tricky Dicky flick is far from unimpeachable by Alex von Tunzelmann:

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