The Post

The Post

DVD - 2018
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This historical drama is based on the events surrounding the release of the Pentagon Papers, documents which detailed the history of the United States' political and military involvement in Vietnam. The story centers on Kay Graham, the first female newspaper publisher in the country (specifically of the Washington Post), as well as her tough editor, Ben Bradlee. The two become involved in an unprecedented power struggle between journalists and the government, exposing a cover-up that has spanned four different American presidencies.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, California :, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment,, [2018]
Branch Call Number: POST
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,Region 1,rda
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widescreen (1.85:1),24 fps,rda
digital,optical,stereo,Dolby Digital 2.0,rda
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1,rda
4 3/4 in.,rda
1 videodisc (approximately 116 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.

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wildct2003
May 21, 2018

The title tells the focus of the story; don't be fooled by the intro. Pentagon Papers is but a part of the storyline.

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JoeSmoe
May 19, 2018

A movie about the Washington Post printing a classified document about the Vietnam War being unwinnable as if this was a great revelation. The movie is neither exciting nor suspenseful and the acting is mediocre.

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mamabadger56
May 18, 2018

Not quite the gripping journalism drama I'd expected (a little slow, and with distractingly odd lighting effects for some reason), but a great retelling of an important moment in the history of the US free press, and certainly very timely.

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BeausPerson
May 17, 2018

Before Wikileak there were newspapers and this story of decisions and actions that lead to exposing top secret US Government information about the war in Vietnam is relevant and, in my opinion, riveting.

Quite good. Maybe a bit slow at times but full and rich in plot and detail. Great performances throughout. If you remember the times, you'll get more out of this movie.

KungFuAndrew May 13, 2018

A decent political thriller of sorts about the decisions make by the Washington Post to print "secret" excerpts of the Pentagon Papers. But the movie also tells the story of the evolution of the Post's publisher Katherine Grahame and how she changed from a reluctant owner of a regional newspaper to the publisher of a national powerhouse. Not as good as "All the President's Men" - and I liked Jason Robards as Ben Bradlee more than Tom Hanks - but still an interesting look at an important time in American Journalism with definite political overtones about today's U.S. administration vs. the press.

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MelFarmer
May 02, 2018

Perhaps I should WAIT before requesting this? There currently would be A LOT of people ahead of me with HOLDs. The popularity should diminish in a few months.

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knobbyknees69
May 02, 2018

It was boring, and we did not complete a watch of it.

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maipenrai
May 01, 2018

How can you make an unremarkable movie with Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks?? I was disappointed. This was an amazing issue back in the day and somehow the importance was washed out for me. As Dorothy Parker put it so well, ( paraphrasing ) this movie ran the gamut of emotions from A to B. Watch "All the President's Men" to see what can be done in a film about a newspaper scoop. Sorry to say I wanted to like this film, but did not. Kristi & Abby Tabby

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FloEh
May 01, 2018

Not a stunt-driven thriller but intense nonetheless. Having been born in the '60s I never could figure out why Vietnam was such a hot button (apart from the draft). I now appreciate the related issues more as well as how far we've come w.r.t. women leadership. I'd really recommend watching at least some of the special features.

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mamabadger56
May 18, 2018

“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.”

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mamabadger56
May 18, 2018

Newspaper intern: Is that [secretly gathering data] legal?
Ben Bradlee: What is it you think we do here for a living, kid?

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jimg2000
Apr 30, 2018

Someone said this at some point about why we stayed when we knew we were losing. Ten percent was to help the South Vietnamese. Twenty percent was to
hold back the commies. Seventy percent was to avoid the humiliation of an American defeat.
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It will look like we were afraid. We will lose. The country will lose. Nixon wins. Nixon wins this one, and the next one. And all the ones after that because we were scared. Because the only way to assert the right to publish is to publish.
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Well, if we live in- in a world where the government could tell us what we can and cannot print, then the Washington Post as we know it has already ceased to exist.
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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.

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jimg2000
Apr 30, 2018

Oh, what have you got to lose?
-Uh, my job. My reputation.
Oh, Ben, please. We both know this will do nothing but burnish your reputation.
And as for your job, you can always find another one.
-If you're tryin' to make me feel better, there's nicer ways to do it.
You're very brave. But Kay... Kay is in a position she never thought she'd be in. A position I'm sure plenty of people don't think she should have. And when you're told time and time again that you're not good enough, that your opinion doesn't matter as much, when they don't just look past you, when to them, you're not even there, when that's been your reality for so long it's hard not to let yourself think it's true. So, to make this decision, to risk her fortune and the company that's been her entire life, well, I think that's brave.

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