All the President's Men
First screened in November 2004 / Most recently screened in June 2016
Director: Alan J. Pakula. Cast: Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman, Jack Warden, Jason Robards, Hal Holbrook, Martin Balsam, Stephen Collins, Jane Alexander, Ned Beatty, Bryan Clark, Lindsay Crouse, Penny Fuller, John McMartin, Robert Walden, Meredith Baxter, Polly Holliday, Frank Wills. Screenplay: William Goldman (based on the book by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein).

Twitter Capsule: Only ever improves. Each department serves the story consummately, from sound to image to editing. Heroic.

VOR:   You could dock points for the procedural construction; some viewers crave wider contexts. But as streamlined, tonally precise mounting of barely-cold headlines? Amazing.



Photo © 1976 Warner Bros. Entertainment

Not yet reviewed in full. A

(in November 2004: B+)


Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture
Best Director: Alan J. Pakula
Best Supporting Actress: Jane Alexander
Best Supporting Actor: Jason Robards
Best Adapted Screenplay: William Goldman
Best Art Direction: George Jenkins
Best Film Editing: Robert L. Wolfe
Best Sound

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Picture (Drama)
Best Director: Alan J. Pakula
Best Supporting Actor: Jason Robards
Best Screenplay: William Goldman

Other Awards:
Writers Guild of America: Best Adapted Screenplay
New York Film Critics Circle: Best Picture; Best Director; Best Supporting Actor (Robards)
National Society of Film Critics: Best Picture; Best Supporting Actor (Robards)
National Board of Review: Best Picture; Best Director; Best Supporting Actor (Robards)

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