PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, History
A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between the press and the government.
"The Post" is dedicated to Nora Ephron, who was an American writer and filmmaker, known for many screenplays including Silkwood (1983), When Harry Met Sally... (1989), and Sleepless in Seattle (1993). Her last film was Julie & Julia (2009). She also wrote several novels including Heartburn. She was married to Washington Post reporter Carl Bernstein, winner of a Pulitzer for his investigative reporting with Bob Woodward on Watergate. She had known the identity of Deep Throat since 1974. After her divorce from Bernstein (the details of which are chronicled in the book and film Heartburn) Ephron told anyone who asked about the identity of Deep Throat that it was Mark Felt. Ephron later conceded that "No one, apart from my sons, believed me."
He says we can't, I say we can. There, you're caught up.
Ellsberg's bushy hair and longish sideburns weren't out of place in 1971, but in 1966 very few men outside of rock musicians had hair that covered their ears and if one looks at pictures of Ellsberg while he was in Vietnam, he had close cropped hair.
The 20th Century Fox logo is shown, but we do not hear the usual fanfare. Instead, we just hear the sound effects of the action in Vietnam which leads into the first scene of the film.
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