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He has said Bob Woodward was extremely helpful to him but Carl Bernstein was not. Goldman has written that his crucial decision as to structure was to throw away the second half of the book.
Redford said he was not happy with Goldman's first draft. Redford asked for their suggestions, but Bernstein and his girlfriend, writer Nora Ephronwrote their own draft.
Redford showed this draft to Goldman, suggesting there might be some material he could use; Goldman later called Redford's acceptance of the Bernstein—Ephron draft a "gutless betrayal". Pakula was hired to direct and requested rewrites from Goldman.
In his autobiography, Redford claimed that he and Pakula held all-day sessions working on the script. The director also spent hours interviewing editors and reporters, taking notes of their comments. Later inRichard Stayton published an investigative article debunking the claims that the material Pakula and Redford rewrote for the screenplay was significant to the finished film.
Stayton, who published his report in Written By magazine, compared several drafts of the script, including the final production draft. He concluded that Goldman was properly credited as the writer and that the final draft had "William Goldman's distinct signature on each page".
Jason Robards was always Redford's choice to play Ben Bradlee. Bradlee initially recommended George C. Scott for the role, and he was somewhat unimpressed when Robards showed up at the Post offices to develop a feel for the newsroom.
In advance of the shoot, Bradlee told Robards: At first, Pakula was worried that Robards could not carry Bradlee's easy elegance and command authority. According to Bradlee, Simons felt that he and his role were fatally shortchanged in the script and that he never got over his resentment.
Bradlee teased The Post publisher Katharine Graham about who would play her in the film. And then her role was dropped from the final script, half to her relief.
The filmmakers went to great lengths for accuracy and authenticity, including making replicas of outdated phone books. The desks were painted the same color as those of the newsroom. The production was supplied with a brick from the main lobby of the Post so that it could be duplicated in fiberglass for the set.
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Oct 30, · Time Machine: review of 'All the President's Men' The Washington Post Bob Woodward, left, Carl Bernstein and Ben Bradlee confer in The Washington Post's newsroom during the . Critics Consensus: A taut, solidly acted paean to the benefits of a free press and the dangers of unchecked power, made all the more effective by its origins in real-life events.
All the President's Men does a good job of showing how much of the work of the reporters was dull persistence, and it also does a good job of showing us what went in to the decisions of editor Ben Bradlee (Jason Robards, in an Oscar-winning performance) and publisher Katharine Graham about what they needed in terms of proof in order to be able to publish the story.
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