|Directed by||:||Steven Spielberg||Produced by||:||Steven Spielberg, Kristie Macosko Krieger, Amy Pascal||Written by||:||Liz Hannah, Josh Singer||Starring||:||Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, Tracy Letts, Bradley Whitford, Bruce Greenwood||Production company||:||DreamWorks Pictures, Amblin Partners, Amblin Entertainment, 20th Century Fox, Participant Media, Pascal Pictures||Country||:||United States|
The Post: Steven Spielberg’s latest irresistible entertainment
The rapid delivery of Steven Spielberg’s latest irresistible entertainment was almost as startling a feat as the insertion of Christopher Plummer into All The Money in the World. At this time last year, the great man was set to begin an entirely different project. Trump arrived, behaved more appallingly than expected and Spielberg brought forward his study of the Washington Post’s engagement with the Pentagon Papers.
Events unfold while a demagogic president fumes crazily in an unhappy White House. The freedom of the press is questioned. The position of women in power structures is investigated. “The press is there to serve the governed, not the governors,” somebody says.
No wonder Spielberg felt the need to rip a story from headlines first published in 1971.