April 20, 2013 |
Robert Redford never planned to play Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward in "All the President's Men," the Oscar-winning 1976 adaptation of Woodward and Carl Bernstein's account of their investigation of the 1972 Watergate break-in and the cloak-and-dagger cover-up by the Richard Nixon White House. Redford didn't even want the movie to be in color. "I originally wanted to make a black-and-white, small film with two unknowns," said Redford, who also served as producer on the film, which was directed by Alan J. Pakula and costarred Dustin Hoffman, Jason Robards, Jack Warden, Martin Balsam and Hal Holbrook.
August 15, 2013 |
We learn in the opening moments of "Herblock: The Black & the White" that when famed Washington Post editorial cartoonist Herbert Block (best known by the signature in the film's title) was young, he drew a chalk caricature of Kaiser Wilhelm on the sidewalk, taking pleasure in the notion that his neighbors would be walking over it. Block never lost the glee that came from creating images that would stir the pot and champion causes close to his heart. Michael Stevens' (son of filmmaker George Stevens Jr.)
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June 26, 2012 |
This article has been corrected. See note at the bottom for details. Nora Ephron, who cast an acerbic eye on relationships, metropolitan living and aging in essays, books, plays and hit movies including "Sleepless in Seattle," "When Harry Met Sally... " and "Julie & Julia," died Tuesday in New York. She was 71. Ephron died at New York Presbyterian Hospital, where she was being treated for acute myeloid leukemia and pneumonia, said her close friend and Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen.
April 20, 2013 |
"All the President's Men Revisited," which premieres Sunday on Discovery Channel, returns us to those thrilling days of yesteryear when everyone read newspapers and the legislative and judicial branches of the U.S. government were capable of acting out of something other than political self-interest and scorched-earth partisan intransigence. No, young people, I am not making that up. Narrated by executive producer Robert Redford, who produced and starred in "All the President's Men," the 1976 film of the 1974 book by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, it is not merely the story of the historical events but of the transformation of those events into a work - a pretty great work - of popular art. News footage alternates with scenes from the movie.
May 22, 1991 |
Howls of denial and disbelief are greeting "Silent Coup: The Removal of a President," a new book that purports to reveal secrets of the Watergate scandal. Chief among the critics is former Washington Post reporter Carl Bernstein, who with Bob Woodward played a major role in breaking the Watergate story. He said that the claim made in the book, written by Len Colodny and Robert Gettlin, that Alexander M. Haig Jr., once President Richard M.
December 13, 1992
Your otherwise fine interview with Jack Nicholson last Sunday contained an interviewer's error that surprisingly not even Nicholson caught: to wit, that until "Hoffa," Nicholson had never played a real-life person. Untrue. Nicholson portrayed playwright Eugene O'Neill in "Reds" in 1981. And one might even mount a case for his thinly disguised portrait of journalist Carl Bernstein in "Heartburn." I won't, but one might. JIM BEAVER Van Nuys