Fantasy vs. Reality

I hate to move too far off topic, but I saw something interesting today.


Richard Nixon’s 1968 RNC Acceptance Speech


Oliver Stone’s Sinister Fantasy Version of Richard Nixon’s 1968 RNC Acceptance Speech


There’s not too much commentary to give on this, it’s just interesting to see how a harmless and fairly normal/patriotic speech given by a politician can be recreated and dramatized to make him look like a sinister scheme.  Sure President Nixon will go down in history with mixed results, but it’s very interesting to see the methods that can be used to alter the context of a speech without altering the content.

Remember that with great liberty, like taking creative license with history, comes great responsibility.  Don’t treat Oliver Stone’s political movies as history lessons (just Google his butchering of the JFK assassination), save it for the professionals.