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Good Night, and Good Luck
Directed by George Clooney
Written by George Clooney
Grant Heslov
Starring David Strathairn
George Clooney
Robert Downey Jr.
Patricia Clarkson
Frank Langella
Jeff Daniels
Produced by Grant Heslov
Steven Soderbergh
Ben Cosgrove
Jennifer Fox
Todd Wagner
Mark Cuban
Marc Butan
Jeff Skoll
Distributed by Warner Independent Pictures
Release date October 7, 2005
Runtime 90 min
Language English
Budget
IMDb page

Good Night, and Good Luck is a 2005 film by George Clooney about the conflict between journalist Edward R. Murrow and anti-communist Senator Joseph McCarthy and the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. It is filmed in black and white. Image File history File links Goodnight_poster. ... Jump to: navigation, search George Clooney in an undated publicity photo George Timothy Clooney (born May 6, 1961 in Lexington, Kentucky) is an Irish-American film and television actor, known for his former role in the long-running television drama ER (1994-99). ... Jump to: navigation, search George Clooney in an undated publicity photo George Timothy Clooney (born May 6, 1961 in Lexington, Kentucky) is an Irish-American film and television actor, known for his former role in the long-running television drama ER (1994-99). ... David Russell Strathairn (born on January 26, 1949 in San Francisco, California of Scottish and Hawaiian extraction) is an American film and television actor. ... Jump to: navigation, search George Clooney in an undated publicity photo George Timothy Clooney (born May 6, 1961 in Lexington, Kentucky) is an Irish-American film and television actor, known for his former role in the long-running television drama ER (1994-99). ... Jump to: navigation, search Robert Downey Jr. ... Jump to: navigation, search Patricia Clarkson (born December 29, 1959) is an American actress. ... Jump to: navigation, search Frank Langella (born January 1, 1940 in Bayonne, New Jersey) is an American stage and movie actor. ... Jeff Daniels can refer to more than one person: Jeff Daniels (actor), an American actor. ... Steven Soderbergh (born January 14, 1963, Atlanta, Georgia) is an American film director of Swedish descent. ... Todd Wagner co-founded Broadcast. ... Jump to: navigation, search Cuban worked at Dairy Queen for a one day photo op. ... Warner Independent Pictures is the independent film studio division of Warner Brothers Entertainment. ... Jump to: navigation, search October 7 is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2005. ... Jump to: navigation, search Film refers to the celluloid media on which movies are printed Film is a term that encompasses motion pictures as individual projects, as well as the field in general. ... Jump to: navigation, search George Clooney in an undated publicity photo George Timothy Clooney (born May 6, 1961 in Lexington, Kentucky) is an Irish-American film and television actor, known for his former role in the long-running television drama ER (1994-99). ... Jump to: navigation, search Edward R. Murrow, U.S. newscaster, pioneer in Broadcast journalism Edward R. Ed Murrow, (born Egbert Roscoe Murrow), (April 25, 1908 – April 27, 1965) was an American journalist, whose radio news broadcasts during World War II were followed by millions of listeners in the United States... Jump to: navigation, search Joseph Raymond McCarthy Joseph Raymond McCarthy (November 14, 1908 – May 2, 1957) was an American politician originally aligned with the United States Democratic Party and later with the United States Republican Party. ... The Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (PSI) of the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs is currently chaired by Senator Norm Coleman (R-MN), with Carl Levin (D-MI) as a ranking member. ...


Characters

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David Russell Strathairn (born on January 26, 1949 in San Francisco, California of Scottish and Hawaiian extraction) is an American film and television actor. ... CBS (Columbia Broadcasting System) is a major television network and radio broadcaster in the United States. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... See It Now was a television newsmagazine and documentary broadcast by CBS in the 1950s. ... Jump to: navigation, search Don Hollenbeck (March 30, 1905 - June 22, 1954) was a CBS news commentator and colleague of Edward R Murrow. ... Ray Wise (Born: August 20, 1947 in Akron, Ohio, USA) is an American actor. ... Pinko is a derogatory term for a person sympathetic to the Communist Party, but not necessarily a Communist. ... Jump to: navigation, search William Samuel Paley (September 28, 1901 in Chicago, Illinois - October 26, 1990 in New York City, New York) was a Jewish-American executive who built CBS from a small radio network to the dominant television network in America. ... Jump to: navigation, search Frank Langella (born January 1, 1940 in Bayonne, New Jersey) is an American stage and movie actor. ...

Sypnosis

Good Night, and Good Luck takes place during the early days of broadcast journalism in the 1950s. Murrow, and his dedicated staff -headed by his co-producer Fred Friendly and reporter Joe Wershba in the CBS newsroom - defy corporate and sponsorship pressures to discredit the tactics perpetrated by McCarthy during his anti-communist crusade to root out treasonous elements within the government. 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. Broadcast journalism refers to television news and radio news, as well as the online news outlets of broadcast affiliates. ... Jump to: navigation, search // Events and trends The 1950s in Western society was marked with a sharp rise in the economy for the first time in almost 30 years and return to the 1920s-type consumer society built on credit and boom-times, as well as the height of the... Fred W. Friendly (October 30, 1915–March 3, 1998) is the former president of CBS News and the creator, with Edward R. Murrow of the documentary television program See It Now. ... CBS (Columbia Broadcasting System) is a major television network and radio broadcaster in the United States. ... Communism - Wikipedia /**/ @import /w/skins-1. ...


External links

  • Good Night, and Good Luck at the Internet Movie Database
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  • Edward R. Movie: Good Night, and Good Luck and bad history. Slate magazine points out numerous historical inaccuracies

 
 

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