‘The Post’: A Conversation with Steven Spielberg and the Stars of the Film
On Thursday December 14, The Washington Post hosted a discussion with director Steven Spielberg and cast members of the movie, “The Post,” a drama about the newspaper’s decision to publish the Pentagon Papers in June 1971. The Washington Post’s chief film critic, Ann Hornaday, was joined on stage by Spielberg and actors Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Bob Odenkirk and Bradley Whitford to talk about the movie.
Tom Hanks talks one-on-one with Washington Post Executive Editor Marty Baron
On Thursday December 14, Washington Post Executive Editor Marty Baron sat down with actor Tom Hanks and discussed his portrayal of legendary Post editor Ben Bradlee in “The Post” movie and the role of a free press in today’s political climate.
Discussion Highlights
On Thursday December 14, The Washington Post’s chief film critic Ann Hornaday sat down with director Steven Spielberg and cast members of “The Post” movie to discuss how the actors prepared for their roles. Tom Hanks, who plays former Washington Post Executive Editor, Ben Bradlee, says he was lucky to have met the late editor and describes how he received tips and suggestions from the people who knew him.
  • Dec 14
On Thursday December 14, The Washington Post’s chief film critic Ann Hornaday sat down with “The Post” movie director Steven Spielberg and cast members, to discuss the film, which details the decision made by The Washington Post to publish the Pentagon Papers in 1971. Spielberg recalls visiting The Washington Post building to conduct research and discusses the making of the movie.
  • Dec 14
On Thursday December 14, The Washington Post’s chief film critic Ann Hornaday sat down with director Steven Spielberg and cast members of “The Post” movie. Spielberg describes what it’s like working in the film industry today amid the rising popularity of at-home streaming services.
  • Dec 14
On Thursday December 14, The Washington Post’s chief film critic Ann Hornaday sat down with “The Post” movie director Steven Spielberg and cast members, to discuss the film – the first movie Meryl Streep and Spielberg worked on together. Streep describes what distinguishes a Spielberg set.
  • Dec 14
On Thursday December 14, Washington Post Executive Editor Marty Baron spoke one-on-one with Tom Hanks to talk about his role in “The Post” movie. Hanks, who plays former Washington Post Executive Editor Ben Bradlee, discussed the risks of making movies that he feels are trying to shape public opinion. He says instead, his view on making accurate films comes from a William Shakespeare quote to hold "the mirror up to nature."
  • Dec 14
On Thursday December 14, The Washington Post’s chief film critic Ann Hornaday sat down with director Steven Spielberg and cast members of “The Post” movie, including Meryl Streep, who plays former Washington Post Publisher Katharine Graham. Streep discusses the current climate surrounding gender equality and sexual harassment in the workplace.
  • Dec 14
On Thursday December 14, Washington Post Executive Editor Marty Baron spoke one-on-one with actor Tom Hanks to talk about his role in “The Post” movie. Hanks shares his thoughts on the role of journalism today, and what it was like to portray former Washington Post Executive Editor Ben Bradlee.
  • Dec 14
On Thursday December 14, The Washington Post’s chief film critic Ann Hornaday sat down with director Steven Spielberg and cast members of ‘“The Post” movie and discussed the risks of making political movies. The film details The Washington Post’s controversial decision to publish the Pentagon Papers in 1971.
  • Dec 14
In an interview at The Washington Post on Thursday December 14, actor Tom Hanks, who plays former Post Executive Editor Ben Bradlee in the movie, “The Post,” offered some impressions of the legendary editor’s distinctive voice and personality.
  • Dec 15
Frederick J. Ryan Jr., publisher and chief executive officer of The Washington Post, delivers opening remarks before a conversation moderated by The Post’s Ann Hornaday with Director Steven Spielberg and cast members of “The Post” movie.
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