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3.6
3,320 Ratings

Good Night, and Good Luck.

Directed by George Clooney
United States, United Kingdom, 2005
Drama

Synopsis

Chronicles the famous radio journalist Edward R Murrow’s stand against Senator McCarthy’s anti-communist witch-hunts in the early 1950s. With a desire to report the facts and enlighten the public, Murrow examines the scaremongering tactics perpetrated by McCarthy.

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Good Night, and Good Luck. Directed by George Clooney

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

2005 | 4 wins including: Best Screenplay (Golden Osella)

2005 | Special Mention: Human Rights Film Network Award

Academy Awards

2006 | 6 nominations including: Best Motion Picture of the Year

Independent Spirit Awards

2006 | Winner: Best Cinematography

2006 | 3 nominations including: Best Feature

Critics reviews

[The use of so much found footage is] a fairly radical gesture, I think, because the “fiction” section, by comparison, feels utterly artificial. The black-and-white cinematography, the beautiful rings of cigarette smoke, the Diane Reeves songs — everything in the film proper is distorted by nostalgia (shades of Jameson’s “pastiche”). I haven’t decided yet what this all means to the politics of the film or to notions of art and history, in general, but I think it’s worthy of some investigation.
April 01, 2006
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Downey and Clarkson’s characters were married secretly in violation of CBS policy; they’re the only characters ever shown intimately, and their fears are depicted as emblematic of the cold-war atmosphere. It’s an interesting way to represent the past, though the use of space, actors, and archival footage seems more theatrical than cinematic.
October 21, 2005
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