Wednesday, 15 July 2015

All The President's Men (1976)

It's a film about the Watergate Scandal. It's a wonderful film in many aspects. It has some top notch acting by Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford. The direction and the pace of storytelling is perfect. The film follows the two journalists who are interested in a story which nobody else seems interested in.

The film shows one of the best journalistic procedural onscreen ever. Akira Kurosawa's High and Low shows the best police procedural ever and this film shows the best investigative procedural ever used by any journalists. The mysterious deep throat adds a great flavor to the film. The chemistry between Bernstein and Woodward is very believable. The climax scene where president is taking oath for office and Woodsteins are typing the story which would later cause his resignation is not only most poignant but also very poetic and beautifully filmed. Another scene in which Woodard walks back from the garage after sudden disappearance of Deep Throat has been filmed exquisitely. He walks up the stairs and walks on the ground as if he's the only man left in the world. It reminds you of the film The Quiet Earth and some episode of The Twilight Zone. And I've a wife and a family and a dog and a cat!

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