Casting? Steven Spielberg Didn't Need To Fix It In 'Post'

Casting? Steven Spielberg Didn't Need To Fix It In 'Post'

In honor of the film's roll-out into wide release this weekend, we've drawn up a list of five films that best show the news industry at its most effective.

"I depended on him, and so did everyone in the film", Streep says. The leaked, top-secret documents detailed the escalation of the Vietnam War and showed that the US government knew that the conflict was unwinnable.

Meryl Streep shines as the owner and publisher of The Post, Katharine Graham, who takes a keen interest in the paper she inherited from her father after her husband committed suicide. In "The Post", opening this weekend, an entire newspaper hangs in the balance as an editor and publisher seek to invoke freedom of the press.

It wasn't even the No. 1 newspaper in Washington, D.C., at the time. Graham knows how to run a newspaper.

There's loads of name-dropping (Bradlee recalls meals with slain Prez JFK) and former defense secretary Robert McNamara (Bruce Greenwood) is a friend of Mrs Graham, a connection she refuses to exploit since he was the one who had commissioned the Pentagon Papers. "It wasn't just about losing her company", Hannah said. "She wasn't raised to have an opinion". "She had to take a very, very big risk". The revelations that the USA government had for years known the Vietnam War was a lost cause set off massive protests. Without the courage of Bradlee and Graham, there would not have been enough cajones combined with women's intuition to allow the Washington Post to go after Richard Nixon. When the church is fearless, the church attracts those who want to live with conviction. The company, then struggling, was about to go public, and the male board members were afraid doing so would hurt them financially. "She's got her family's legacy to think about".

Receiving top billing is Meryl Streep and surprisingly, this is her first leading role in a Steven Spielberg film (she had a vocal cameo in Artificial Intelligence).

Taking on the controversial story of the Pentagon Papers is her debut, her coming out, her grand entrance into what is clearly a man's world. He had also written the script for "The Fifth Estate", about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, and worked on "The West Wing". But Bradlee maintains that the documents must be published, and continues to argue with the understandably indecisive Graham. "But now she doesn't have a choice".

And the journalistic drama was even snubbed by BAFTA on Monday when it didn't lad a single honour after it earned six Golden Globe nominations and is a likely candidate for the 2018 Oscars.

It doesn't take much to see the parallels between then and now, but Spielberg doesn't lay it on overly thick. "He's so interested in everything and is curious about everything". Spielberg lays it on thick with "hero shots" of Hanks and Streep as John Williams provides musical undercarriage, but it's hard not to get bogged down in Janusz Kaminski's self-consciously grainy, gray photography and period detail (this is the kind of movie that short-hands an unnecessary Vietnam sequence with a Creedence Clearwater Revival cue). Liz Hannah and Josh Singer's less-than-fully-formed script struggles to find the drama in "The Post", which recounts the real-life story of how a cover-up that spanned four US presidents pushed Graham (the country's first female newspaper publisher) and Bradlee to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government. At worst, the paper ceases to exist and they spend the rest of their lives in federal prison. And these leaders lied to the American public and Congress about the war and its scope.

Nixon even used his infamous Watergate "plumbers" to try to get dirt on Daniel Ellsberg, the Rand Corp. employee who had leaked the documents.

You have already seen Star Wars.

Like covert ops and rigged elections over those years and ultimately realizing that this was an unwinnable war by 1965 but still sending young men to die in Vietnam for years to come. "It's an American movie".

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