The Post

The Post

DVD - 2018
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Determined to uphold the nation's civil liberties, Katharine Graham, publisher of the Washington Post, and hard-nosed editor Ben Bradlee join forces to expose a decades-long cover-up. However, the two must risk their careers and their freedom to bring truth to light.
Publisher: [Los Angeles, California] : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2018]
Branch Call Number: DVD POST
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (116 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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Steven Spielberg's movie that tells the tale of how Katharine Graham, who became owner of the Washington Post after her husband committed suicide, made the decision to risk prison time and the collapse of her family business and the newspaper, to publish the Pentagon Papers in 1971. ArapahoeNadia

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ArapahoePLaurel Apr 26, 2018

I was a child when the Vietnam war was in full swing. I heard about these issues but did not take the time to research and understand until now. I felt that the movie opened my eyes to many events that outline and create our history as a nation. Freedoms we take for granted should not be compromi... Read More »


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akirakato
Nov 10, 2018

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It won't run! Damaged badly.

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jontalk
Oct 28, 2018

An interesting story, well directed and acted, though in my opinion it pales in comparison to films like "Spotlight". Since Meryl Streep's body of work is monstrous, we've seen this character before; one that's become second nature, i.e. the matriarch. Similarly Hanks does a decent job, though its nothing earth shattering like Castaway or Gump. I feel the saving grace is a story rather than acts of violence, gore, explosions and over use of CGI to attract audiences. Film is visual storytelling and if there's no story, there's no film.

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JoaBiblio
Oct 26, 2018

Power vs. Media. Sounds all too familiar these days south of the border.

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JackamoJames
Oct 23, 2018

rather let down on this Spielberg production..just seemed so slow..although an interesting time of life story it could have used a little more " wow"...I am sure many will find this more interesting than I did but as a political " thriller" ( as one described it.) it falls short of thrills.

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movie20
Oct 21, 2018

Interesting story about a true event in history.

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misatim
Oct 17, 2018

Top notch production! and a complete slap in Trump's face

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StayWoke
Oct 03, 2018

⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ EXCELLENT film. Totally expected considering the players and production associated. A win/win. Well done. 👍🏽👍🏽

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hecto
Sep 19, 2018

Spielberg's repetitive 'civics lesson' tone detracts a bit from the dramatic story of Daniel Ellsberg's leak of the 'Pentagon Papers' in 1971 and Nixon's attempt to stop the NYT and WaPo from making them public. It's a great lesson about freedom of the press and, by pretty obvious implication, its critical importance at a time when the media is under continual assault by Agent Orange. All of that said, Meryl Streep's portrayal of Katherine Graham is nothing less than astonishing. The understated, almost commonplace way she delivers her bet-the-farm 'decision to publish' will take your breath away. Worth seeing for that alone.

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BlueHippo
Sep 18, 2018

Not as good as I had hoped. Maybe the portrayal of Katherine Graham was very accurate, but I found the way she “whined” all the time and basically sat around and wrung her hands until it finally occurred to her that this was now HER company to be a bit much. Tats said, it’s a great insight into the background of the Pentagon Papers.

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kpelish
Sep 16, 2018

Another Spielberg triumph in depicting crucial moments in American history and especially apt today as we transcend a president who brays that the free press is the enemy. The film moves rapidly in tracing the copying, then the publication of the Pentagon Papers in exposing the machinations behind the Vietnam War; freedom of press; Nixon's paranoia; and most powerfully, the teamwork among publisher Katharine Graham (misperceived as just a well-connected socialite), Ben Bradlee, and courageous reporters. Especially notable for Graham (played by the indomitable Meryl Streep) coming into her own as a female leader in the early 70s. The rivalry between the established, paper-of-record New York Times and the smaller, regional Washington Post is a background theme. The Post's success foreshadows its credibility when the later Watergate scandal breaks—and breaks Nixon.

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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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