All the President's Men Film Summary & Analysis

Alan J. Pakula
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Cycle

All the President's Men ends where it began - at the typewriter. The entire story takes place in and around Washington, D.C., with major emphasis on the newsroom of the Washington Post. Although the Post was not the only newspaper reporting on the break-in and investigations, it did get the most press and had the best sources. Although no one knew who the sources were at the time, or for many years after, one of the primary sources for information as Woodward and Bernstein investigated was a top FBI official, Mark Felt, who waited until May 31, 2005, to reveal his identity to the world.

The final thing we see typed in the film is that Nixon has resigned. Although the film completes a cycle, the American public did not. The ironic part is that in the beginning of the film, the public had some trust in their government...

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