My dad and I would quote lines from this movie to make eachother laugh. It may be the only movie we ever did that with. Nearly brought me to tears watching it tonight and hearing those lines come up.
I’m glad to have watched it, as there are some moments of intercutting and camera work that feel extremely fresh and interesting. But it felt like it was trying to hard to impress and with its themes and climax.
On an unrelated note, it kept reminding me of Goodwill Hunting, with all the intercutting between our guy being one way with his friends while having a different life with another set of folks.
And gosh, some of the black and white shots are beautiful.
– Listening to the “burn notice“ podcast a month ago didn’t really help me with the names in this film. I still got pretty lost.
- Ben Bradlee, The executive editor of the post, played here by Jason Robards, was also played by Tom Hanks in the movie “The Post”. I thought I recognized that office. This is someone I’d like to know more about. I wonder if there’s a good book or movie about Ben Bradlee.
- So many hand written notes in this movie! It’s nice to see.
- I’m going to go buy a paper.