Good Night, And Good Luck (2005)
Front Cover Actor
David Strathairn Edward R. Murrow
Robert Downey Jr. Joe Wershba
Patricia Clarkson Shirley Wershba
Ray Wise Don Hollenbeck
Frank Langella William Paley
Jeff Daniels Sig Mickelson
George Clooney Fred Friendly
Tate Donovan Jesse Zousmer
Thomas McCarthy Palmer Williams
Matt Ross Eddie Scott
Peter Martin Pianist
Robert John Burke
J.D. Cullum
Movie Details
Genre Drama; History
Director George Clooney
Producer Grant Heslov
Writer George Clooney; Grant Heslov
Studio Warner Bros.; WARNER HOME VIDEO
Language English
Audience Rating PG
Running Time 1 hr 33 mins
Country Japan
Color Color
Plot
Without force-feeding its timely message, Good Night, and Good Luck illuminates history to enlighten our present, when the need for a free and independent press is more important than ever. In 90 breathtaking minutes of efficient and intricate storytelling, writer-director George Clooney and cowriter Grant Heslov pay honorable tribute to the journalistic integrity of legendary CBS newscaster Edward R. Murrow,

Director George Clooney
who confronted the virulent and overzealous anti-Communist witch-hunting of Wisconsin Sen. Joseph McCarthy in 1953-54, and emerged as a triumphant truth-seeker against the abuses of corporate and governmental power.

David Strathairn as Edward R. Murrow
As played by David Strathairn, Murrow is a dogged realist, keenly aware of the smear tactics that will be employed against him; Clooney provides crucial backup as Murrow's "See It Now" producer and closest confidante Fred Friendly, forming a fierce but not entirely fearless triumvirate of broadcasting bravery with CBS chief William Paley (Frank Langella), who anxiously champions Murrow's cause under constant threat of reprisals. While using crisp black-and-white cinematography (by Robert Elswit) to vividly recreate the electrifying atmosphere of the CBS newsroom and the early years of television, Clooney (son of long-time Cincinnati newsman Nick Clooney) proves his directorial skill by juggling big themes and an esteemed ensemble cast, never stooping to simplification of ethically complex material. Good Night, and Good Luck is an instant classic, destined for all the accolades it so richly deserves. --Jeff Shannon

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Index 1620
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 5/26/06
Store Best Buy
Owner JC
Links Amazon US
IMDB
Folder 013
Product Details
Edition Widescreen Edition
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.85:1
UPC 012569736788
Chapters
Release Date 3/14/06
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1