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April 06, 2006

All the President's Men - 6

This film tells the story of Bob Woodward (played by Robert Redford) and Carl Bernstein (Dustin Hoffman), reporters for the Washington Post, as they investigated the Watergate scandal. The film watches like a documentary and show the steps it took to get from the men arrested in the Watergate building to finally implicating Nixon in the plot to sabotage the Democratic party. If you read up on Nixon, this plan came out of his intense paranoia that he might loose the presidency. More recently this film has been in the spot light as Mark Felt came forward as the informant that helped Woodward and Bernstein break the stories. This film came out in 1976, just 4 years after the events of the tale. It is based on the book that Woodstein (As they are called by their editor) wrote about their work. This is an interesting film about journalism as the digging for truth in order to inform the public and work for change by challenging people to integrity.

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