Sunday, October 30, 2005

Movie Review: "Good Night, and Good Luck"

Three words: "See It Now."

2 Comments:

At 10:51 PM, Blogger Phil S said...

Just saw this comment today; and while no one else will see my follow-up; here goes anyway.
Murrow was everything that the journalists of today are NOT!!!
He called it as he saw it. He and Fred Freindly made CBS News a legendary force in television news.
No one, no one today is 10% of what Murrow was. Additionally, Clooney did a great job just to focus on one period in a great man's career.

 
At 9:56 PM, Anonymous ron lewis said...

hmm, I wasn't as impressed - except by the cinematography, the use of b/w really made it feel authentic - and how about all that cigarette smoke. However, it's symbolic attack on the current administration was obvious with the typical glorification of the media one could expect from Hollywood.

I wouldn't deny Morrow's greatness, but would have preferred a movie about that, his whole career, and not the propaganda piece Clooney created.

While McCarthyism is certainly an ugly stain on American history, the concept of intentional Communist infiltration into posititions of influence was not totally untrue. One could even make a case that the effort was successful by examining the socialist ideals pervading Hollywood today and the leftist lean of the media.

All-in-all, I could not recommend the movie to the general public because of its subliminal bias and lack of depth. For students of history and political science, who can properly filter that bias and place the movie in its true context, it was a well directed, shot, and acted movie.

 

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