Tuesday, December 02, 2008

The Afternoon Report, December 2, 2008

This information, called The Afternoon Report, is provided by a daily email blast from the publicity firm of Boneau Bryan-Brown, which maintains this blog. This feature doesn't run daily but whenever The Afternoon Report seems to point out articles of interest.

A Series of Movie Tie-Ins from Consortium
“If Consortium personnel seem a bit star-struck these days, it’s for good reason. Three of the Minneapolis-based book distribution company’s client publishers are releasing movie tie-ins this winter and spring. Theatre Communications Group [TCG], which initially published Doubt by John Patrick Shanley in 2005, is releasing a movie tie-in edition, to coincide with the Dec. 12 release of the film, starring Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman. To date, TCG’s original edition of Doubt, awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 2005, has sold 60,000 copies. Consortium already has shipped the entire 15,000-copy initial print run of the movie tie-in edition, and TCG has gone back to press for another 5,000 copies.”
Good for TCG! Hope they make some money on this.

David Frost recalls interviewing Richard Nixon

“The Nixon interviews remain unparalleled in television journalism, and they've since become a kind of cottage industry. Nearly 30 years later, in 2006, British playwright Peter Morgan staged "Frost/Nixon," a dramatization of the marathon sessions starring Michael Sheen as the journalist and Tony Award winner Frank Langella as the haunted president. On Friday, Universal Pictures will release Ron Howard's film adaptation, also with Sheen and Langella. Frost himself has published not one but two books on the subject. And for completists, Liberation Entertainment will release "Frost/Nixon: The Original Watergate Interviews," a DVD of the broadcast with new commentary by Frost, Tuesday [Dec. 2, 2008].”
Who is not a crook?

More Nixon tapes available in Yorba Linda

“We're not sure what this double whammy is going to do to the image of Richard Nixon. Just as the movie "Nixon/Frost" comes out, the public will also get to hear a whole new crop of those infamous Nixon White House tapes. In fact, some come online at the Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda today.”
Tonight, CNN was playing one tape of Nixon calling Biden the day after his wife was killed and sons injured in that horrible, horrible car accident.

This is a link to the actual recording of Nixon talking to Biden.

Here's a decent story on this, for context.

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