Richard Nixon is viewed historically as one of the nation’s most corrupt presidents, but the new documentary “Our Nixon” uses never-before-seen Super 8 home videos shot by Nixon’s closest aides—H.R. Haldeman, John D. Ehrlichman and Dwight Chapin—to reveal a lighter side of the 37th president of the United States.
Filmmaker Penny Lane tells “Top Line” she set out to reveal a “nuanced” view of Nixon by pairing the home videos, which were seized by the FBI during the Watergate investigation, with some of the less-heard moments from the Nixon tapes -- Nixon’s secretly recorded meetings and phone conversations.
“There were almost 4,000 hours of tapes, and so even though a lot of people think we’ve already heard them, we really haven’t,” Lane tells “Top Line.” “With this film, we were really looking to explore less charged and a little bit more nuanced view of the man, but also of his staff.”
In listening through many hours of the Nixon tapes during the making of the documentary,Read More »from All the president’s filmmakers: “Our Nixon” documentary exposes home movies of Nixon’s top aides