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Good Night, and Good Luck.
They took on the Government with nothing but the truth.
George Clooney’s fact-based drama about the famous radio journalist Edward R Murrow's stand against Senator McCarthy's anti-communist witch-hunts in the early 1950s.
Good Night, and Good Luck, directed by George Clooney, is a class act from start to finish. Robert Elswit's scrumptious cinematography provides the allure for a film that otherwise might bore some, especially since the screenplay gets straight to the point, causing the film to be completely devoid of heightened tension. Clooney takes a layered and matter of fact route with this iconic story of Edward R. Murrow and Joseph McCarthy, using a cracking script and a massive cast list of dedicated performers to sell every moment. David Strathairn is the highlight of the whole film, with the main broadcasts conveying an impressive amount of fear and historical importance.
A single problem keeps this little movie (although the subject is…
Every country has its dark periods in history, often with filled with war and intolerance. It does not happen that often though that a country turns on itself, fearing a secular belief associated with an enemy far away. McCarthy's witchhunt for communist sympathisers has always been a historical event that has intrigued me. It turned one of the most powerful nations in the world into a paranoia ridden country fueled by intolerance and fear. It shows that the drive of one person can lead to dangers that affect an entire country, ruining many lives in the process.
Clooney provides us with a stunningly accurate slice of history. He documents the fight of legendary…
A masterclass of filmmaking from start to finish.
So informative of history.
So exquisite of facts.
There needs to be more reporters like Edward Murrow, hands down, who doesn't give a crap about the extreme political tactics nor offending anyone and takes it like it is. Goes for honesty instead of the ratings. Man, the news media today needs more of that instead of the PC bull today.
Thank you George Clooney for making this. It made my 4th of July stick.
"Funny thing, Freddie, every time you light a cigarette for me, I know you're lying."
Good Night, and Good Luck is a powerful and gripping political drama that portrays the 1950's era with the perfect atmosphere of the fear of Communism lived through that times.
The power of dialogue is immense and no matter the slow paced of the film, you never get bored!
David Strathairn steals the show and gives an absolutely great performance as Edward R. Murrow the CBS news reporter , which gave him a well deserved Oscar nomination. The rest of the members of cast, as the group of journalist who worked with Murrow gave authentic performances, George Clooney, Robert Downey Jr, Patricia Clarkson, Frank Langella among others were all fantastic. What is also amazing about this film is how any…
¨There is a great and perhaps decisive battle to be fought against ignorance, intolerance and indifference. This weapon of television could be useful. The instrument can teach, it can illuminate. Yes, and it can even inspire. But it can do so only to the extent that humans are determined to use it to those ends. Otherwise, it is merely lights and wires in a box¨
Good Night, and Good Luck is a very intelligent film and it has some great performances as well as it focuses on real events from the 50`s dealing with TV journalist Edward Murrow and his confrontation with Senator McCarthy. It is a political film and one of the best movies about television journalism as well.…
"There's no news, boys, so go out there and make some news. Rob a bank, mug an old lady, whatever, just do something.
I love this film's directing and dialogue so much.
People may complain about this being black & white, but it stays true to the times.
People's eyes didn't evolve to see color until 1959, which was exactly one year after the last scene in this film.
Always fun to watch losers like Joe McCarthy get shat on. Clooney made some interesting directing decisions. The movie had a very unique feel to it.
What an amazing film. The use of shadows and shot types was incredible, the story was compelling but there was a little too much dialogue for some viewers to follow.
If it weren't for the old-timey songs, this would most certainly drop at least a half star.
I feel like George Clooney's directing efforts always have an air of self-importance about them, as if it's his gift to us that he is telling us these stories.
The acting is great, and George Clooney got better with his directing chops. It ended kind of out of nowhere but other than that good marks all around. Camera is pretty good too.
I knew Clooney wasn't the greatest director of all time, but I figured that any film about the House Un-American Activities Committee must be at least a little interesting. Nnnnope.
i watched this on a 6 hour bus trip and it was divine, what a fucking masterpiece
The film is well known for its visual brilliance and ensemble cast, but for me it's the small moments--Clooney tapping Strathairn's leg, Strathairn smoking as he prepares to go onstage, the meetings with Frank Langella--that make this more than your average biopic.
Film and Society essay:
I have to admit I was at first quite perplexed with the decision to have no actor portray Senator Joseph McCarthy and instead use only archival footage. In fact, the movie pulls out actual footage from HUAC and its surrounding events multiple times, even without Senator McCarthy. After some time however, I came to realize the purpose of this (while it might come off as an unfair representation even though it is the actual man) was to put the audience in the shoes of all the people at the time. McCarthy is only seen on television and spoken of in a “did you hear about this?” manner because to Americans at the time that’s exactly who…
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
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