Erin Brokavich

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ASSIGNMENT: REVIEW OF:
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ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN & ERIN BROCKOVICH
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DATE: MAY 17, 2011
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Movies Review
Erin Brockovich is a real – life story of a twice divorced mother of 3 who despite her lack of legal experience took on a $28 billion company and successfully secured the largest settlement ever paid in a direct action lawsuit in US history. Nominated for an Acadamy Award for Best Picture, All the President’s Men is a detective story of two reporters from the popular US newspaper, Washington Post. They helped to remove President Richard Nixon from office in 1972. The movie is based on a book by the said reporters whose names are Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. All the President's Men is said to be “a genuine modern classic and one of the finest and most significant films American cinema has ever produced”. Even though these movies are of different genres, their underlying stories bring to light certain journalistic principles. Persistence – In Erin Brockovich , Erin (played by Julia Roberts) acquires a job in a law firm as a filing clerk. She stumbles upon a real estate file containing medical records. Curious to find out what was going on she convinces the lawyer with whom she works to allow her to further investigate what the medical records were about. In All the President’s Men, reporters Bob Woodward (Robert Redford) and Carl Bernstein (Dustin Hoffman) are assigned to cover a routine burglary at the National Democratic Committee headquarters at the Watergate offices d and are determined to find out what is responsible for burglars breaking into the Watergate Hotel. Two of...
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