Donnerstag, 22. März 2012

All the President's Men (Pakula, 1976) - #TSPDT #624

 Two up-and-coming journalists investigate a burglary which becomes one of the biggest political scandals in America.

The outcome of the story is clear, as are many of the details. So the film basically dramatizes and fills in on some of the (maybe fictitious) details on the events. The struggle of the young journalists to make a dent is nicely depicted, but without the importance of the events they report, it might fall a little flat. It might be interesting to know, how many times the drafts were reworked to get everything right: an interesting dramatic structure, and at the same time staying true to the events. The only other newspaper drama I can think of is Zodiac, and the bridge from drama to historcial events didn't work too well for me there.


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