Monday, January 9, 2012

Monday Movie Night Review 1: All The Presidents Men

There is a certain type of quality that most movies don't capture today: Whilst it be the style or the charm of older movies there is always something in them that is not "eye popping" but still brings in viewers. While most movies today rely morally on special effects, loud music, and flashing colors to draw viewers in, the older movies just relied on the basics. They didn't have all the CGI in those days. They just had to make do with the Actors, The Sets, and The Props. But enough with that: let's dig into the film: "All The President's Men" is a 1976 film starring two members of the Washington Post, Carl Bernstein (Dustin Hoffman) and Bob Woodward (Robert Redford). Never before have two great actors shared the same screen such as this except for motion pictures like "The Sting" with Paul Newman & Robert Redford. In "All The President's Men", Hoffman & Redford portray a fine portrait into the life of reporters who are trying to crack the Watergate Conspiracy.

    The films directing style is also very fresh and is nice to watch. It's like a piece of art: carefully painted and every tiny spot being made carefully and precise. A very unique scene is towards the very finish of the movie when the camera focuses on the a television broadcasting the inauguration of Richard Nixon while at the same type Woodward and Bernstein are in the background typing the final material for their story. It's my favorite scene in the movie. I do wish to come out and say that the film does not really have any "action" in it like fighting. But it does have suspense at times, the film proceeds to get darker as the film progresses. It even seems at times that it will cost the two their lives.

    Overall, "All the President's Men" is a classic film and I highly recommend that you pick it up the next time you see it in a video store. It will be worth it, believe the dragon. It is one of my favorite films: I give it 10 out of 10 stars.

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