“Good Night, And Good Luck.” takes place during the early days of broadcast journalism in 1950’s America. It chronicles the real-life conflict between television newsman Edward R. Murrow and Senator Joseph McCarthy and the Permanent Sub-committee on Investigations (Government Operations Committee). With a desire to report the facts and enlighten the public, Murrow, and his dedicated staff – headed by his producer Fred Friendly and Joe Wershba in the CBS newsroom – defy corporate and sponsorship pressures to examine the lies and scaremongering tactics perpetrated by McCarthy during his communist ‘witch-hunts’. A very public feud develops when the Senator responds by accusing the anchor of being a communist. In this climate of fear and reprisal, the CBS crew carries on and their tenacity will prove historic and monumental.
George Clooney embodies one of Hollywood’s most formidable renaissance men. As a remarkably intelligent and capable actor, and a director of surprising skill and intuition, Clooney has almost completely exempted himself from criticism. In light of these qualities, the thespian’s formidable charm and devastating physical appeal seem, astonishingly, to be almost incidental.
As the son of broadcast journalist Nick Clooney and the nephew of chanteuse Rosemary Clooney, George Clooney entered the world with show business coursing through his veins. Born May 6, 1961 in Lexington, Kentucky, the future E.R. headliner appeared at the tender age of five on his father’s Cincinnati talk program, The Nick Clooney Show. This spot represented an anomaly, however, and George remained off-camera until his post-adolescent years. In lieu of acting, Clooney acquired and honed a sharp interest in sports – particularly baseball – and sought a career as a major leaguer with the Cincinnati Reds. When… read more
É um bom filme, realização justa de George Clooney, mostra-nos o lado positivo e "dourado" do jornalismo (e como o mesmo deveria ser actualmente...) durante um período de "repressão" e censura devido ao medo que se alastrava, face ao comunismo/socialismo. Prova que não é por ser considerado o país mais livre do mundo (a terra das oportunidades) que essa mesma liberdade existisse e exista.
George Clooney earned his Best Director Oscar Nomination deservedly with this great political film. With David Strathairn as Edward R. Murrow going against the infamous McCarthy, this makes a great look back of history. Strathairn gives a great performance with his monologues and emotional moments in dealing with the situation. With a great supporting cast, this film matches wits with All The President's Men.
Perceptive and eloquent with a mezmerizer of a performance from Strathairn. This was an important movie with a great story to tell, and it assumes its audience is made up of intelligent people. Clooney also demonstrates a handling of character and dialogue that is very Robert Altman, I find.
"Good Night, and Good Luck director George Clooney and screenwriter Grant Heslov again team up for Heslov's feature-directing bow