All the President's Men Film Summary & Analysis

Alan J. Pakula
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Symbols

Flower Pot

When Woodward needed to get in touch with Deep Throat, he would put a red flag in a flower pot out on his balcony. Woodward places the pot on the balcony several times during the film, so he can get in touch with his source. Although the flower pot is an actual item that was used by Woodward, it is also symbolic of far more when you consider the whole story. In the big scheme of things, the flower pot is just a small part of the intrigue involved in uncovering the Watergate cover-up.

The flower pot symbolizes the intrigue and mystery surrounding Watergate and the world of politics as well. Until this time, much of the White House affairs were kept extremely private, and only those involved had access to pertinent information. For all practical purposes, the public was clueless when it...

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