Love this film. Possibly THE greatest film about investigative journalism. Gordon Willis' cinematography is sublime. I always think of that much celebrated shot of Redford in the newsroom with the background in focus while his character is working away. Amazing stuff.Incidentally, when TRAFFIC came out, the NY TIMES sat in with Soderbergh on a screening of ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN and he talked about its influence on him and the film:http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9E02E3D91530F935A25751C0A9679C8B63&scp=1&sq=%22Follow+the+Muse%22&st=nyt
Thanks JD, Totally agree with your thoughts on the film and look forward to checking out that link. Thanks!
Once again J.D has summed up basically every thing I was going to say about this film. Also, thanks for the link, I'm looking forward to reading it.This was one of those films that I was introduced to on late night TV as a teenager and it had me mesmerised for minute one. Another great choice Jeremy.
I just wanted to add that the new SE DVD of the film is great. The transfer looks amazing and the extras are pretty substantial as well. Definitely worth picking up.
I'm really glad you put up screen caps of this to highlight what j.d. calls the "sublime" visuals. Pakula and Willis had a great working relationship in the 70s, and I've always wished Pakula got a little more credit for crafting great 70s thrillers. I mean Klute, The Parallax View, All the President's Men...not small potatoes, and all visually distinctive and evocative of a dark 70s zeitgest.
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