A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government.
Written & Directed by Baumbach, 'The Squid and the Whale' is a lovely film. Shot on Super 16mm using mostly handheld cameras it's a visual treat for film lovers. Moreover, the progressive and folk rock-ish soundtrack establishes a robust substructure that assists the storytelling.
Stephen King did not like this adaptation of his book and I don't blame him. The writers Stanley Kubrick and Diane Johnson had developed a draft that dumped a number of King's plot elements from the book. The reason I call it a draft is because the script was edited almost every single day, hence taking it further away from the original.