Friday, April 10, 2015

All the President's Men

All the President's Men
[DVD All]

One of the most outstanding films of the 1970s -- based on the book by reporters Woodward and Bernstein, which chronicled their journalistic investigations into the Watergate scandal that ultimately led to Richard Nixon stepping down from the office of President of the United States. The performances in this are flawless -- Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman bring the reports to life, and Jason Robards definitely earned his Supporting Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee. Though a dark moment in our country's political history, this film celebrates the free press and the pugnacious nature of journalism in the 1970s -- a journalistic era that's quite different from the one in which we live now. This DVD release includes numerous "special features", sure to appeal to anyone interested in both American history, and the craft of film-making. One of my top ten favorite films of all time! -- recommended by Scott C. - Bennett Martin Public Library [ see Scott's Reviewer Profile and more of his reviews ]

[Also available in traditional print format.]

[ Internet Movie Database entry for this film ]

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