FILM: THE POST – STUDY NOTES

Title:  The Post
Genre:  Political thriller/drama
Year:  2017
Time: 116 minutes
Producer: Steven Spielberg
Characters: Meryl Streep as Katharine Graham and Tom Hanks as Ben Bradlee
Country:  USA
Based on: The Washington Post and the paper’s efforts to publish the classified documents called the Pentagon Papers about the US government involvement in the Vietnam War (1955-1975).

About the film

Steven Spielberg directs Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in The Post, a thrilling drama about the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post’s Katharine Graham (Streep), the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks), as they race to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades and four U.S. Presidents. The two must overcome their differences as they risk their careers – and their very freedom – to help bring long-buried truths to light.

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