Friday, July 13, 2007

All the President's Men

I like this movie a lot, although I think the book is a little better. It's paced kind of slowly, because it takes Woodward and Bernstein forever to get anywhere with their investigations. I like that it shows the reality of investigative journalism: a lot of slammed doors and unproductive phone calls. The big break doesn't come when someone finds a conveniently-placed file full of all the information they need; it comes when someone is finally willing to talk to them, although they don't want to say anything.

I saw this movie as part of Rhias's Deep Focus movie club.

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