This film is isolated in one area and that's the newsroom. It never strays from that point. Never shows you outside that world. But still manages to capture the 50's and it's paranoia of communist sympathsizers within the United States. The black and white is just a bonus. I'm a fan of films trying to be different and trying new things. Especially when they go retro and use old techniques. I love it. This film is phenomenal.