Day 2 in the Big Brother house^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H all-hands AKT workshop

…but that’s enough of work. Edinburgh is gorgeous as ever, if a little drizzly this morning.

Finished reading All the President’s Men last night after returning from a quiet dinner with Neil (WINOLJ). ATPM is one of my favourite films, and I’m a bit abashed that it has taken me this long to get around to reading the Woodstein book on which the film was based. Three brief comments on the book and film:

  • The casting for the film is better than I’d previously appreciated; the actors playing Sloan and Segretti are pretty much dead ringers for Sloan and Segretti
  • The film stops three-quarters of the way through the book. When the film cuts to the final close-up montage of chattering teletypes reporting the collapse of the Nixon regime, culminating in Nixon’s resignation, the book covers this in much more depth, and makes it clear that it wasn’t all straightforward, even at that late stage.
  • I wish that the book had included more lengthy excerpts from the Post’s coverage, if not the complete coverage.

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