“Gaslit” has a fun way of recalling a dark moment in American history. It takes a step back and asks: what if Watergate was more than one Coen brothers farce than the tense, paranoid 70s thriller that came after it? The air of absurdity, of eccentric idiots making plans that were far from airtight, introduces the amusing disgust of this story. Play historical events in an intimate lens (and based on the Slate podcast “Slow combustion”),“ Gaslit ”wonders what it might be like if the accomplice Attorney General John Mitchell just left his espionage checklist on the edge of the bed so his wife Martha Mitchell could see, or that when the criminals involved were questioned by the authorities, they most of them up. like pre-teens taken in smoking.
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