HAD LUNCH with a newsroom friend today and this film came up in conversation. It’s been quite some time since I saw it. The very first time was in college. I’ve seen it several times since and each time I’m left with such a complex set of feelings. Newspapers are something that I grew to love not something I felt I was destined to work in, so seeing this now has a different sort of feel to it. Below is one of my favorite scenes because of Jospeh Cotten.
Cotten is golden as Jedediah. With all that’s going on now in newspapers this is particularly poignant. Particularly the scene below. Too many versions of that one played out across the country and beyond of late.