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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.…
Unlike his recent production on the film, Argo, George Clooney actually provides a very accurate historical film that never douses itself into sensationalism or overt dramatization. It's very matter-of-fact, which has its pros and its cons. It takes away some emotional aspects that this film could've benefitted from; yet, it allows the film is be true to the story and remain relevant to today's political world.
The film centers in the early 1950s; the first years of broadcast journalism, following reporter Edward Murrow as he fights to bring down senator Joseph McCarthy. It's an interesting true story premise, particularly interesting to myself. And, as with most political dramas, it's mainly dialogue driven. However, unlike most, the dialogue is this film's…
A black & white stage play. But, a well done black & white stage play by George Clooney. Still seems as relevant as ever, 10 years later.
Good film overall. Would have expected better cinematography, given the choice of b&w.
Extremely well-acted and well-made, with great writing and an interesting plot. Straitharn definitely deserved his Oscar nomination. Only complaint I can make is that the pace waned a bit at times, and there was character development where there shouldn't have been any (eg. Robert Downey Jr. and Patricia Clarkson). All in all though, a good film.
I saw this when I was 14. And I was bored. I bet now if I watched it I would probably really like it.
What a great film. Works on so many levels and was (and still is, a decade later) so timely. Seeing for the second time, Strathairn is great in it, but now I noticed Ray Wise, how magnificent he is in his short time on screen.
George Clooney’s second directorial effort Good Night, and Good Luck depicts the attempts by legendary broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow to take down U.S Senator Joseph McCarthy in the 1950s. If you’ve read Clooney’s biography, you’ll know that he majored in journalism and that his dad was a broadcast journalist. After looking at his meticulous handling of the subject matter, one is compelled to say that he was the perfect candidate to helm it.
The film opens in 1958 with the CBS staff honoring Murrow (David Strathairn) at an event and then it cuts to 1953 showing the bustling activity inside the offices of CBS. Murrow is the host of the CBS show See it Now and his news team…
Na época das ações anti-comunistas de McCarthy, as diversas acusações ditas por ele atingiam aos mais diversos americanos que exerciam vários tipos de ações profissionais. Dentro do ciclo mais comum, estavam educadores, sindicalistas, renomados membros militares e cientistas. No entanto, aqueles que também não escapavam de tais investigações, eram elementos pertencentes à indústria do entretenimento.
Provavelmente, o mais famoso caso é o de Charlie Chaplin, que chegou a um momento da sua carreira que já não podia estar instalado em Hollywood devido a ações de poderosos grupos. No decorrer do tempo macarthista, Chaplin foi acusado por supostas "atividades anti-americanas".
Esta ação política tomou proporções tão drásticas, que impedia os próprios artistas de terem liberdade de expressão. O que seriam as…
Edward R Murrow could really write/deliver powerful narratives. The opening monologue, while brief, is extremely moving. The movie does slow down as it goes but you're well placed in a moment of time. I'm not really sure I care for the black and white. If it was in color, the sensation would have been a little more realistic. I do understand the rational for b/w though. David Strathairn gives a commanding performance as Mr. Murrow. I was cheering for him all the way. Unfortunately the movie is just all around very subdued. That however, is the way men of integrity carried themselves in public. Our modern culture is more like Joe McCarthy and his bluster. Bottom line, I recommend this film. Everyone should give this a viewing to put perspective into a time when America derailed a bit. Unfortunately, probably not our last time……
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
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