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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
[videorecording]
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
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Report This 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!

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

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

Report This 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.

Report This 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.

Report This 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.”

Report This Jun 27, 2012
  • HopeButterfly rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I found it good BUT boring in spots.

Report This Feb 10, 2012
  • btmslt rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

An intresting film based on the era of McCarthism. The movie is sometimes slow moving and includes some sceens with questionable meaning for the theme of the film (e.g. to employees hiding their marriage) but it protrays the good side of reporting and is realistic/true.

This film was outstanding, i was a little uneasy when i learned that it was in black and white, but after 20minutes into the film you completely forget wether it is in colour or not. I mean you get so captivated in the performances, and the deep politics of this time period the movie is just thrilling to watch. if you love a good politic movie or like me you just wanted to watch something new this is the movie for you. trust me watch this movie you would be glad you did. it is a lot better then you think.

Report This Oct 03, 2011
  • Keogh rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Outstanding film, with a terrific cast and a story that's more relevent then ever.

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

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