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Good Night, and Good Luck

(DVD - 2006 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Good Night, and Good Luck
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Takes place in the 1950's America, during the early days of broadcast journalism. It chronicles the real-life conflict between television newsman Edward R. Murrow and Senator Joseph McCarthy and the House Un-American Activities 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.
Title: Good night, and good luck
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Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, c2006
Edition: Widescreen ed
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 93 min.) :,sd., b&w ;,4 3/4 in
Notes: Special features: Deleted scenes; commentary with George Clooney and Grant Heslov
Originally released as a motion picture in 2005
Summary: Takes place in the 1950's America, during the early days of broadcast journalism. It chronicles the real-life conflict between television newsman Edward R. Murrow and Senator Joseph McCarthy and the House Un-American Activities 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.
Audience: MPAA rating PG for mild thematic elements and brief language
ISBN: 1419818201
Statement of Responsibility: Warner Independent Pictures and 2929 Entertainment in associations with Davis Films, Redbus Pictures and Tohokashinsha present a Section Eight production ; produced by Grant Heslov ; screenplay by George Clooney & Grant Heslov ; directed by George Clooney
Credits: Director of photography, Robert Elswit ; editor, Stephen Mirrione ; music, Jim Papoulis ; costume designer, Louise Frogley ; production designer, James D. Bissell.
Performers: David Strathairn, Patricia Clarkson, George Clooney, Jeff Daniels, Robert Downey, Jr., Frank Langella.
System Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, DVD-9, dual layer
Other Language: Dialogue in English with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned
Subject Headings: Films for the hearing impaired Biographical films Feature films Television broadcasting of news United States Drama DVD-Video discs United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities Drama McCarthy, Joseph, 1908-1957 Drama Murrow, Edward R. Drama
Topical Term: Films for the hearing impaired
Biographical films
Feature films
Television broadcasting of news
DVD-Video discs
Publisher No: 73678
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Great film! Great jazz score, and a truly uplifting tale of standing up for what you believe in!

Jul 13, 2014
  • kolarte59 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I knew about Sen. McCarthy & the terror he brought with his hearings. No one was out of his reach but I didn't know that the "feud" between McCarthy & Murrow was that heated. This only depicted a brief but sad, dark and uncertain time in America, but it was done well.

Jul 13, 2014
  • rslade rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Good acting, and good movie. Fails to note the very real danger in opposing McCarthy.

Jun 22, 2014
  • garycornell rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

David Strahairn this is where I first saw your great acting ability. You were Edward R. Morrow in every aspect. The issue of the movie is standing up to Joseph McCarthy, which in his portray Strahairn shows the strength of Edward R. Morrow. Although everything seemed against Morrow, he stood by his principals and history shows made the right decision. We should have more movies of men and women who show courage to do the right thing when challenged.

recommended by Michele Gielis

Jul 16, 2013
  • liquiddemons rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

An excellent look back at a different time to a very different style of journalism. Oh how we could use an anchor like Mr. Murrow today!

May 29, 2013
  • nipper rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

mccarthyism.....ed murrow journalist....very good

Jan 24, 2013
  • theorbys rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Fine performances, and there were few more important issues (and fight's) for America's well being than those raised in the McCarthy era, and it's all laid out in black and white.

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Well crafted black & white film written and directed by George Clooney. David Strathairn does an excellent portrayal of Edward R. Murrow, a tv journalist of integrity and guts, who publicly took on the paranoid delusions of Senator Joseph McCarthy, a bully and a liar, who branded Murrow (and countless others) as a 'communist' in the '50's.

Sep 09, 2012
  • aaa5756 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This movie was entertaining and interesting but not one of my favorite for this year. “Not too bad---good performance”. "I fast forwarded a lot but not all the way.”

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Mar 18, 2010
  • DavidB rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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