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Mon Jan 15, 2018, 09:31 PM

You MUST see the movie The Post!

I went to see the newly released movie The Post. Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, and a host of actors you'll know when you see 'em.

The subject is so timely that I wonder if it was planned, or is it by chance? Very moving. And to consider how different things might be if the events and decisions in that series of events had gone differently.

This is a must-see. A very interesting look at the issues involved in publishing govt secrets, and when going too far is really too far, and does the govt have a say-so in what is published, or a right to preview and agree to publishing parts?

The plot moves quickly, it doesn't drag, the script is good, the acting is,well, the caliber you'd expect with this gang. It's not quite as exciting as All the President's Men, I think. But it's exciting in a different way.

Very timely, given the "The press is the enemy of the people!" meme from the current President.

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Reply You MUST see the movie The Post! (Original post)
Honeycombe8 Jan 2018 OP
Eliot Rosewater Jan 2018 #1
Tipperary Jan 2018 #17
snooper2 Jan 2018 #20
Tipperary Jan 2018 #21
still_one Jan 2018 #2
Honeycombe8 Jan 2018 #7
BoneyardDem Jan 2018 #3
marlakay Jan 2018 #4
Honeycombe8 Jan 2018 #8
marlakay Jan 2018 #13
Honeycombe8 Jan 2018 #16
nycbos Jan 2018 #5
MaryMagdaline Jan 2018 #6
Honeycombe8 Jan 2018 #9
skylucy Jan 2018 #14
brooklynite Jan 2018 #10
Honeycombe8 Jan 2018 #11
summer_in_TX Jan 2018 #12
Honeycombe8 Jan 2018 #19
CTyankee Jan 2018 #15
Honeycombe8 Jan 2018 #18
CTyankee Jan 2018 #22

Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Mon Jan 15, 2018, 09:40 PM

1. Yes, great movie and as I was walking out I announced:

"I hope everyone understands the importance of this movie now"

and when Nixon came on the screen I shouted CROOK

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 16, 2018, 05:35 AM

17. I am sure that endeared you to your fellow moviegoers. Not.

 

Everyone knows about Nixon. There is no reason to shout out in a movie theatre while others are trying to enjoy a movie. That is rude.

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Response to Tipperary (Reply #17)

Tue Jan 16, 2018, 01:57 PM

20. a lot of people make things up online

 

just FYI

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Response to snooper2 (Reply #20)

Tue Jan 16, 2018, 05:39 PM

21. Yes, I suspect you are right lol.

 

But it still irks me no end to have people shout out, comment, or talk in any way in a theatre.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Mon Jan 15, 2018, 09:41 PM

2. I haven't seen the movie, but I remember the time when the Pentagan Papers were released

The big difference between then and now is that the media did not tone it down, or back away because of external pressure

People who discarded the argument that the Supreme Court was not reason enough to vote for a Democratic nominee, by that action, the country is now in great peril.










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Response to still_one (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 15, 2018, 10:31 PM

7. +1. nt

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Mon Jan 15, 2018, 09:47 PM

3. I followed it up with "All the President's Men". Wow what a 1-2 punch

 

Nixon missed by not loading up the courts...his big mistake. One that Trump is trying not to make.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Mon Jan 15, 2018, 09:52 PM

4. We just saw it this afternoon

When it was over the audience all clapped and pretty full theater.

Meryl perfectly played the part of a woman trying to come into her own after a lifetime of being in a mans world.

My husband was in the army during Vietnam so this movie had special significance. I was a teen then but remember my dad screaming at tv news all the time, just like us now.

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Response to marlakay (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 15, 2018, 10:33 PM

8. I was surprised & so glad that the movie addressed the Streep character's issues.

I was surprised by that....and as a woman, very moved. I could relate to her situation.

I was a teen during this era, too, but was too goofy and partying too much to pay too much attention. Watergate caught my attention, though. I watched some of the hearings that were televised.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 16, 2018, 01:25 AM

13. My dad and i had long talks in the back yard

About Watergate and other issues. Of course we totally disagreed about pot, i said his drinking was worse.

But that propaganda movie did its work had all the parents thinking pot was evil and dangerous drug.

At the end of his life he wished for pot as he was dying of cancer. That was before CA made it medically legal.

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Response to marlakay (Reply #13)

Tue Jan 16, 2018, 04:24 AM

16. +1. My Mom had the opposite view.

After the cops in town raided a local hangout of teens and arrested a bunch of 'em for pot, she said that was a waste of resources and how awful to zero in on kids, and she didn't see how it could be worse than drinking.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Mon Jan 15, 2018, 10:19 PM

5. Saw it a few weeks ago. It was one of the best movies I have seen in a long time.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Mon Jan 15, 2018, 10:27 PM

6. Saw it here in South Florida

Young people and old were clapping when Graham and Bradley said "run it."

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 15, 2018, 10:36 PM

9. +1. I live in dark red territory right now. Matinee. Not many in the theater. Still....

to my surprise, a woman and man sitting near me would vocalize occasionally. By saying, "Yes!" and "Good!" I was blown away when the man expressed his approval when Meryl Streep finally stood up for herself against that man who kept referring to the paper as her father's or her husband's paper.



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Response to MaryMagdaline (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 16, 2018, 02:27 AM

14. I saw it a couple of days ago and there was applause from the entire audience at the end.

Great movie!

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Mon Jan 15, 2018, 10:36 PM

10. I went with a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist...

Who knew some of the participants and says the representations are very close.

(Other fun fact: Ben Bradlee’s House was filmed in my neighborhood).

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #10)

Mon Jan 15, 2018, 10:38 PM

11. Wow. THAT'S interesting. On both counts. Excellent. nt

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Tue Jan 16, 2018, 01:21 AM

12. I hope every DUer will see it.

I unfortunately was listening to our town's local community radio station this morning to a conservative-leaning show. The producer said she'd fallen asleep during it, and said don't bother to go. The guys were pleased to hear that, one calling it revisionist history.

Obviously they'd listened to revisionist history themselves, and the producer (who rarely knows the answer to any public affairs questions because she avoids the news). The guys clearly drink the FoxNews / RW talk radio Koolaid.

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Response to summer_in_TX (Reply #12)

Tue Jan 16, 2018, 01:56 PM

19. Figures. Fortunately, we have WRITTEN history, and a S.Ct. case, for these events.

I can understand why Trump and his supporters would not want people to go see this movie. It's about the First Amendment and Freedom of the Press, and how the White House can and can not interfere with information being provided to the public.

As Justice Black said,
In the First Amendment the Founding Fathers gave the free press the protection it must have to fulfill its essential role in our democracy. The press was to serve the governed, not the governors. The Government's power to censor the press was abolished so that the press would remain forever free to censure the Government. The press was protected so that it could bare the secrets of government and inform the people. Only a free and unrestrained press can effectively expose deception in government.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Tue Jan 16, 2018, 04:20 AM

15. I would watch Meryl read the proverbial phone book...

she is a goddess to me. We are seeing this movie asap, which means we have a date to see it all set. Hubby is disabled so I hope we can make it...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #15)

Tue Jan 16, 2018, 01:53 PM

18. LOL. SNL should do a skit of that. Too funny. nt

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #18)

Wed Jan 17, 2018, 09:35 PM

22. I don't know who they would cast as Streep, though.

Nobody would dare!

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