Defence of the Realm

Mr Lord showed the vi WP this film from the 1980s, about a journalist who investigates the death of a teenager on an American airbase in Britain, and its subsequent cover-up. A tight thriller, also interesting as perhaps the last film showing the press before computers: manual type-setting, paper filing (so, for example, photos can’t be filed under more than one heading, as they only exist in one paper file), and perhaps the most devious use of a record-player in cinema.

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