What's it like to work with Spielberg? "Terrifying!" says 'Post' actor

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These challenges can't completely be overcome, no matter how many times they crank up the John Williams score, and so the movie sags in the middle.

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Liz Hannah and Josh Singer collaborated on the script, and Spielberg managed to get two of today's biggest stars - Streep and Hanks - to join a supporting cast that includes Tracy Letts, Sarah Paulson and Bob Odenkirk.

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The study was commissioned by former Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara (Bruce Greenwood), a close friend of Graham.

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You want to remember how good the church could be.

There isn't much going on in The Post by way of action, and the entire film is shot in perhaps four rooms at best, capturing events over 10 days at most. This time a newspaper thriller, The Post. Leaker Daniel Ellsburg covertly printed thousands of pages of Vietnam War files from the Rand Corporation, files that showed how the United States government systematically lied to Congress and to the public about its activities in Southeast Asia, including the broad and merciless bombing of Laos and Cambodia, which was at that time unreported in the mainstream. While beating themselves up for missing the story, WaPo gets a chance to shine when the Supreme Court bars the New York Times from publishing any more of the documents. Publisher Katharine Graham leaves the courthouse, after testifying on behalf of her newspaper, and a phalanx of young women watch her walk down the steps, in speechless awe. Hanks' Bradlee is gruff and blunt in his dealings with everyone, including his boss Graham, and a sharp contrast to her diplomatic style of speech.

The newsroom is filled with idealistic reporters who smoke constantly, pound typewriters, pour dimes into pay phones, and send copy to the printer through those cool pneumatic tubes. When those hot-type letters are arranged and the ink starts flowing and the presses start rumbling, you can feel the "Take That!" smack of speaking truth to power.

"News is the first rough draft of history", Streep says, in the film.

When Bagdikian asks Ellsberg why he is acting so courageously, Ellsberg responds, "Wouldn't you go to prison to stop the war?"

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The Post's retelling of a time when the free press and the USA government clashed couldn't be more topical in today's media climate of fake news and media commodification.

Graham argues for the board's position: "We can't hold [government] accountable if we don't have a newspaper".

The story has been crafted so as to understand why the decisions are taken then we're hard and puts in place the suspense as to how the decisions were made. And he warns her early in the movie that the Times will be publishing news about him in an unflattering way. The mission of a newspaper is the welfare of the people. "The Post" - like "Spotlight" two years ago - respects the craft, the mission and the thrill of journalism, as well as those dedicated to carrying it out.

Churches should see themselves in this movie.

Spielberg skillfully sets up the drama as a confrontation of principles and ideals, though admittedly, things are weighted pretty heavy on the side of freedom of the press against that old reliable bad guy, President Richard M. Nixon (whose actual voice is used for certain scenes in the film). When well-meaning, frightened Christians worry only about the budget, the church ceases to be the church.

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