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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…
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…
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…
¨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 is nothing I love more in film than good dialogue, and this film uses it so exceptionally, and is utterly unrelenting in its power. Every aspect of this film was captivating, most notably the performance by David Strathairn as the unwavering and high-minded Edward R. Murrow, who delivered each line with such conviction and belief.
One of the greatest aspects of this film was the feel of it. All of the little details which made it feel so genuine to the 1950's, is really what helped make this film so complete. The supporting cast was absolutely flawless and each character added more depth necessary to make the film succeed so admirably.
Perhaps it is because I myself graduated with…
Nota = 5,5
Μακαρθυ ξέρουμε που μένεις.
A film best watched wearing a smoking jacket...
"We are currently wealthy, fat, comfortable, and complacent.
We have a built-in allergy to unpleasant or disturbing information."
A historical drama about the educational power and demise of television and radio.
"I began by saying that our history will be what we make it. If we go on as we are then history will take its revenge, and retribution will not limp in catching up with us."
In many ways, it seems history has come full circle with the advance of the internet and the iPhone. We have access to generations of information, libraries and volumes of intelligence, but yet we use it to see pictures of cats....
"This instrument can teach.…
Qué guión, cuánto me gustan este tipo de ambientaciones. No tiene mucho trabajo, pero aquí Clooney parece dirigir muy bien.
Me quedé medio dormido al verla, y la disfruté aún más.
During the 1950's, America was facing difficult times. The Cold War was upon us and we became paranoid of the enemy living and plotting right under our noses. It was during this time that Senator McCarthy began a modern time witch hunt in order to prosecute these Communist foes who could be planning on trying to overthrow the American government. McCarthy became infamous for these trials in which he would often leave early and prosecute citizens with trials that were not very fair. This film narrates the story of a news station who decided to do the one thing no one else dared to for fear of being accused of being a communist, they challenged Senator McCarthy and brought to…
Such beautiful camerawork.
I was absent for this film.
A great look at McCharthyism in the 1950's and how it affected the entertainment industry. The story of course is a little dry but still well told with a good bit of suspense on how each character is affected by the aggressive accusations of the time. Everyone should watch the film to see this critical part in history.
"He was one of those civilized individuals who did not insist upon agreement with his political principals as a precondition for conversation or friendship"
A wonder from top to bottom. From the crisp B&W to the cool jazz soundtrack, the retro set to the grand fucking slam performance from David Strathairn, every ounce of this movie is pure gold. Despite being about somewhat heavy subject matter, the film feels light and playful. Clooney's & Heslov's script is well-crafted and whip smart. The classic Clooney charm drips off the page.
At a time where we're seeing the stifling of a lot of discussion being due to the idea that dissenting ideas are villains to one another rather than bedfellows, I think many could find relevance in revisiting this modern classic.
Grade A entertainment.
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