Monday, November 14, 2016

All the President's Men (1976)

Academy Awards, USA 1977

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Jason Robards
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium
William Goldman
Best Art Direction-Set Decoration
George Jenkins
George Gaines
Best Sound
Arthur Piantadosi
Les Fresholtz
Rick Alexander (as Dick Alexander)
James E. Webb
Best Picture
Walter Coblenz
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Jane Alexander
Best Director
Alan J. Pakula
Best Film Editing
Robert L. Wolfe

Warner Bros.
Directed by Alan J. Pakula
My rating: 4 stars out of 4
IMDb Wikipedia
(Blu-ray, Warner Bros.)

Two upstart reporters for the Washington Post turn a routine story of a break-in at a Washington hotel into the biggest political scoop of all-time. Their reliance on unnamed sources, including the infamous "Deep Throat", irks their superiors who at first don't want to print the story. However, their tireless efforts to uncover the truth ultimately lead to their vindication, and the downfall of a president. Redford and Hoffman are perfect in their roles, vividly bringing to life their disbelief and horror at the facts as they uncover them. You can't help but root for them. Incredible attention to detail and a crisp screenplay that is all brought together by Pakula's direction and cinematography by Gordon Willis make for an American classic.

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