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All The President’s Men, Alan J. Pakula (1976)
The predominant thought I had throughout this film was: it would be so easy to compare Zodiac to this. Knowing that Zodiac is one of my all time favorite films, this is a good thought. I love journalism-investigation stories, they’re hectic, confusing, hard to grasp but when they’re well done they’re exhilarating and have this unique bustling energy. All the President’s Men has that. It has two great leading actors, the piece of political drama that overshadowed all political drama (ever), and smart directing. I loved how the ending of the action is the beginning of what we usually know, the contrast in between the frenzy on the inside of these two men’s world and the disintrest/calm of the population is pretty much switched at the end. This is a fine piece of storytelling if you make the effort to hold on and pay attention.