• Film ID:
  • 13500
  • Availability:
  • DVD Available from Shop
  • Film cert:
  • Running time:
  • DVD=90 min.
  • Nationality(ies):
  • America.
  • Primary Language(s):
  • English.
GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK (2005)
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Goodnight And Good Luck takes place during the early days of broadcast journalism in 1950s America, chronicling the real-life conflict between television newsman Edward R Murrow and Senator Joseph McCarthy, head of the House Un-American Activities Committee. Murrow, his news team and, indeed, CBS itself made a defiant and impassioned stand against McCarthy's increasingly delusional, corrupt and fear-fueled rants and this, George Clooney's second turn in the director's chair, is a beautifully succinct and understated dramatisation of the events. A fine ode to idealism and common sense and a story that draws disturbingly obvious comparisons with George W Bush's contemporary America.
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