Thursday Movie Picks is a weekly meme hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves. She gives out a theme each week, and we are to choose movies that correspond to the specific theme. For this week, it’s about reporters or journalists for print or television. I don’t really know much about reporters or journalists besides the usual details – fact check, report the truth, and always get where the action is. Some of these people are very good at their jobs and are recognized for their hard work in the field. Some get into scandals, which are terrible, especially if it’s directly linked to their work. Here are my picks this week:
DayBreak, Morning Glory
Mike Pomeroy was a journalist who was known for his exposes, but was transferred to a morning talk show when his contract was nearing his end. While he begrudgingly worked with his co-workers and the crew, he still didn’t give up on his passion, and instead used his opportunities to his advantage. It might not have been the ethical move in terms of workmanship, but it was his responsibility as a reporter to investigate and reveal the truth.
Morning Post, His Girl Friday
Hildy Johnson is one of the top reporters of The Morning Post, working under Walter Burns, who also happens to be her ex-husband. Despite wanting to leave the newspaper game for a quiet life, her passion for the truth still called to her, going through lengths to get the scoop and the story of her career.
The Millenium, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Mikhael Blomkvist is a digraced journalist of the magazine he co-founded, forcing him to step down as a reporter. When Henrik Vanger approached him to investigate the disappearance of his granddaughter, he accepted the work. Part of the deal was that Vanger was going to give him something that would redeem his career, particularly something he could use against his opponent. He’s a good investigator, and despite putting his life on the line, he got to solve the mystery.