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Good Night, and Good Luck.
They took on the Government with nothing but the truth.
The story of 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.…
"We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty."
The stakes never seem higher than the people involved. While claustrophobic delinquencies are thrown through smoke of rattled behavior, Clooney's masterstroke is drenching his talky atmosphere into an often purposely arranged emotional rundown.
There are terrible accusations that are splatted with the monochromatic figurines. Ones that take away pride, ones that take away lives but also ones that revolutionize the perspective of people who consider television an accumulation of wires and lights in a box.
If you do feel that the roughness of this straight to the point drama is meandering, there are jazz twinkles and cigarette advertisements for you, and if things get extremely erratic, well then Good Night, and Good Luck.
This is by no means a bad movie, but because of my lack of knowledge on this subject prior watching I was so distracted by what was happening to really enjoy this film. I know absolutely nothing about politics in the first place, and I had never heard of this event before. This movie is so fast paced that knowing about what's going on before you watch is definitely needed. I certainly would have read up on the subject first had I had a choice.
It's funny how sometimes you watch a decade-old movie for the first time and it's dated, or doesn't make much sense anymore. And then, there are times like this, when you watch a movie at the perfect time, even though it was released 11 years ago. In the current political climate of the US, everyone should watch this movie. It's frightening because I'm not sure who is as brave today as Edward R. Murrow was back then. Let's hope the media starts to show some courage and do what they're supposed to.
Deserves more attention. Yes, even though it was nominated for 6 Oscars.
Aaron Sorkin's wet dreams are just this movie on repeat.
As the media finds itself questions its tactics and relevance in the wake of a Chump presidency, I found this to be an engaging look back at another major conflict between media and government. Gorgeously shot in B+W, this is one of Clooney's greatest achievements as director and actor. I usually associate David Strathairn with the who asks "where is Bourne?", but here he shines as Edward R. Murrow really making smoking look cool again. Frank Langella and Ray Wise are also highlights of a strong cast.
This is no longer just a period piece...
"We will not walk in fear of one another. We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason if we dig deep in our history and our doctrine and remember that we are not descended from fearful men, not from men who feared to write, to associate, to speak, and to defend the causes that, for the moment, were unpopular. This is no time for men who oppose Senator McCarthy's methods to remain silent or for those who approve. We cannot deny our heritage and our history but we cannot escape responsibility for the results. We proclaim ourselves as defenders of freedom wherever it exists in the world, but…
This film is like eating an eight ounce rare steak with potatoes. You pretty much know instantly whether you'll like it or not after your first bite. It also may not be the best or most original but it's exactly what you want it to be.
On a side note, it's rare feature that I actually think should have been a little longer.
My main criticism of Spotlight (2015) was its strict adherence to the act of investigative journalism. I thought the film did a fantastic job of highlighting that job and process by way of a great script. Unfortunately though, the technical side to the film was rather conventional which led to a boring product. The film was too good at its job and I felt more like I was reading a newspaper than watching a movie that is meant to engage all my senses.
What Good Night, and Good Luck does differently is being unconventional in its depiction of investigative television journalism. And while this story is far less intense in its "investigative" nature compared to what was done at the…
this was a really good movie I think, I've just been half asleep and unaware of what I'm watching all day
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
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