Virgin Territory: Join The Conspiracy For All The President's Men
Welcome to the new installment of Virgin Territory, the ongoing feature in which I watch a movie I've never seen before and talk about it with someone who loves it. For this one I traveled all the way to Las Vegas to team up with MSN Movies's James Rocchi and follow the money in All The President's Men, the 1976 political thriller that achieves the impossible task of making research-- hands-on, in-depth, at-the-library research-- look fascinating. It has the bonus virtue of being a true story, of how Washington Post journalists Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward followed the threads of the Watergate break-in to a government-wide conspiracy that eventually led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon.
James picked the movie for both its historical significance and the fact that it's still a damn good movie, no matter how much you know about Nixon and his cronies. Check out our conversation below, and for more in the Virgin Territory series, you can watch me suffer the wrath of The Evil Dead with Eric Eisenberg here, or pull out the issues with Mike Ryan for Terms of Endearment here. The next Virgin Territory isn't set yet, but it's quite possible it will be capable of leaping tall buildings in a single bound, so make sure and come back for more.