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  • As with Munich, Spielberg made this film a few months before its release, all the while working on the post production of his effects heavy other film. Only a master like him can accomplish such a feat.
  • When the White House threatens to go after the Post for publishing the Papers, the rest of the newspapers pull an "I am Spartacus!" and publish the Papers too, daring the White House to take all of them to court.
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  • Graham’s decision to publish the papers knowing full well the risk. Even as it becomes apparent they are opening themselves up to imprisonment (in which even Ben, the most ardent proponent for publishing, is beginning to wane), Graham assures that the lower level employees of the paper will be safe and then doubles down. In particular, her polite but firm “I am talking to Mr. Bradlee now” shows she isn’t going to be pushed around anymore.
    Graham: This is not my father's company. It's not my husband's company. It's my company, and I think anyone who doesn't understand that, maybe doesn't belong on my board.

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