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Director:
Writers:
Donald Freed (play) &
Arnold M. Stone (play) ...
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Release Date:
29 January 1986 (France) See more »
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Anyone can BE the President.
Plot:
A fictionalized former President Richard M. Nixon offers a solitary, stream-of-consciousness reflection on his life and political career - and the "true" reasons for the Watergate scandal and his resignation. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Directed by
Robert Altman 
 
Writing credits
Donald Freed (play) &
Arnold M. Stone (play)

Donald Freed (screenplay) &
Arnold M. Stone (screenplay)

Produced by
Robert Altman .... producer
Scott Bushnell .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
George Burt 
 
Cinematography by
Pierre Mignot 
 
Film Editing by
Juliet Weber 
 
Production Design by
Stephen Altman 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Allan F. Nicholls .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Andy Aaron .... sound mixer
Paul Coombe .... sound re-recording mixer
Dan Gleich .... boom operator
Bernard Hajdenberg .... sound editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
René Daigle .... camera assistant
Joey Forsyte .... electrician
Tom Grunke .... key grip
Jonathan Lumley .... gaffer
Jean Lépine .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Mickey Kaczorowski .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Carl St.Clair .... conductor
 
Other crew
Paul Devlin .... production assistant
Jack Kney .... production assistant
Matthew Seig .... post-production coordinator
 

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90 min
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The movie is considered somewhat of a predecessor to a number of much bigger Hollywood movies about former American President Richard Nixon such as Oliver Stone's Nixon (1995) and Frost/Nixon (2008).See more »
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Audio/visual unsynchronized: As President Nixon is speaking, a closeup of the sound meter on the recorder shows that the needle of the meter does not move.See more »
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Richard Nixon:Testing, one, two, three, four.
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
More technical details, 26 January 2003
Author: glgehman from Philadelphia, PA

(for the Laserdisc notes: aspect ratio is 4:3)

It's interesting to know some background of the film. First, Secret Honor began as a stage play written by Donald Freed. Altman toured it around the country. These notes are derived form the commentary tracks on the laserdisc.

The filming occurred while Altman was in residence at the University of Michigan. The set was constructed in a residence hall and video cameras were installed so that students could observe the production. Graduate students in the film program filled many of the technical positions.

The play was shot on 16mm film, which was then enlarged to make 35mm release prints. Consequently, the photographic quality is rather flat. There's no denying the power and accomplishment of Philip Baker Hall's performance, however.

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