How did they make the newspaper business and story exciting?
There is an exciting break in the history of Vietnam war that came to both the New York Times and Washington Post that threatens the Nixon Whitehouse and all the former presidents for having held the secret of the Vietnam war back from the US public called the Pentagon Papers. So the story is rich and dangerous. The really fun part of watching the movie is I saw it with someone that lived it, so you get a great insight on the period as well as challenging when a company or service came out. Too funny. So grab grandma and get out to the movie.
What did you think of Meryl Streep as Kay, the CEO of the paper?
What did you think of Tom Hanks as Ben Bradlee?
'Who is the villain in the story?
What were your favorite parts?
Do you have art related to this era?
I think the best connection, would be the Soviet and US escalation of nuclear testing. My painting delt with the end of the first stage of testing: creating the largest single bomb. The Soviets created a 50 megaton bomb called the Tsar Bomba that rose all the way into space with the mushroom cloud. I really identified with the fear the public must have lived through in the 60s. Of course, with the Trump presidency and staring down North Korean as well as the recent nuclear bomb scare in Hawaii are making this highly relative again, sadly. Even the atomic doomsday clock has been set to 2 minutes to midnight recently.