No dopey PBS paean to a great man, <i>I.F Stone's Weekly</i> captures its eccentric, cantankerous subject at his muckraking best. The ferocious—and very funny—conscience of American journalism is seen going about his everyday work, from conducting his meticulous research (including a hilarious description of an early run-in with the Atomic Energy Commission), to breathing his less-rigorous colleagues, to writing and even hand delivering his now-legendary weekly.
Bruck's film, a classic more remembered than seem, brilliantly communicates Stone's near-obsessive interest in the truth—and his sheer joy in discovering it within labyrinthine government documents of misinformation and cover-ups. The film's a high, a rare and inspiring delight.
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