The Post.

I often wonder at how fortunate I am with so many good things happening to me. This is another instance of such good fortune that I was able to see The Post on its last showing in our cinemas today.

I would have normally seen it on Tuesday but was unable to as Ranjan and Manjiree were away on vacation and I was Chutki sitting and playing watchman. They came back yesterday enabling me to go today and I am more than delighted that they came back in time.

I had been wanting to see it from the time I read reviews about it some time ago. Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks were more than enough inducement but there was a bonus in the form of direction by Steven Spielberg.

I was old enough in the sixties and interested enough in the Vietnam war and its repercussions in the USA during the late sixties and the early seventies of the last century. I distinctly remember the Nixon years and the name of Robert McNamara was as well known here in India as it was in the USA. For me therefore seeing something on the screen showing events of those days was a mind blowing experience.

Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, did not disappoint and for those who have not seen the film and are worried about the freedom of the press as we are in India today, this movie is a must see one.

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5 Responses to The Post.

  1. I’m glad you had a chance to see it. 🙂

    I read the reviews in the New York Times and the Washington Post and will probably write a post about at least one of them. The NYT says the movie plays loosely with the facts, which is always a problem with using history in drama. The Crown TV series, about Queen Elizabeth, has the same problem. I enjoyed watching The Crown and will watch The Post as soon as Netflix or Amazon Prime has it.
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    • I had read the NYT review too but whether the truth has been stretched or not, the effect on the people involved has been portrayed very well in the interpretation. I appreciate the way the human emotions are portrayed by all involved.

  2. Wisewebwoman says:

    I saw it on the weekend and my enjoyment was based on Kay Graham, more of a biography of her really and how challenging it was for her in an old white boys’ world. I loved the scene where she had all the answers and they talked over her as they did their own calculations. I loved thru that era as well an remm
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  3. Wisewebwoman says:

    Ouch. I can’t see the entire comment box as I post. A nuisance.

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