Did the media change since "Watergate"?
This is what journalist Linda Ellerbee had to say:
"The media today, much of it, is heavily into self-censorship. They do not pursue stories that they do not believe will be popular with the readers or viewers, particular television. Television is about offending the fewest because it's about filling the seats. In television it's important to remember that the product is not the program. The product is the audience and the consumer is the advertiser."
quoted from: "Telling the Truth about Lies", (BD-bonus feature)
Picture quality: 7.5/10
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1 (Orig.: 1.85:1)
Runtime (24fps): 2 18'21"
Extras: all in SD
- Audio commentary by Robert Redford
- "Telling the Truth about Lies"; 28'
- "Woodward and Bernstein - Lighting the Fire"; 18'
- "Out of the Shadows - The Man Who was Deep Throat"; 16'
- "Pressure on the Press"; 10'
- Talkshow "Dinah!" feat. Jason Robards, 1976; 7'10"
BD has wrong aspect ratio: !.78:1 instead of original 1.85:1.
Contrast is a bit weak, rather dark on some shots. Although this might have been intentional, (DP: Gordon Willis, aka 'Prince of Darkness' (P. Biskind) "The Godfather", "Klute") to accentuate contrast between political DC ("dark") and neon-lit Washington Post office rooms ("enlightenment"??)
Sharpness varies from satisfactory (e.g. TC 00:13:52, 00:30:52, 01:12:53 (close ups) and 01:37:19-33 (long shots) to more DVD-like levels (e.g. TC 00:08:42, 00:12:22, 00:23:26, 00:41:40, 01:12:19 (medium long shot).
Probably picture was zoomed in to fit 16:9 full-screen?