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All the President's Men Film Summary & Analysis

Alan J. Pakula
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Themes

Everything Comes Into The Open Eventually

Watergate was all about deception. The Democrats were supposedly running a call girl ring out of the Watergate building, and the Republicans supposedly paid to have people break into the office and tape record activities. How much of each side's story is true is something that only a few high-ranking officials from that time probably know. Everything about Watergate was secretive and hidden. From the burglary to Deep Throat to the facts about the entire scandal - everything was shrouded in mystery. However, eventually everything (or at least many things) came out into the open.

Although the film does not reveal the identity of Deep Throat, even that information came out eventually. On May 31, 2005, Mark Felt, one of the top FBI officials, revealed at the age of 91, that he was in fact Deep Throat. Woodward, Bernstein, and Bradlee had...

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