Commentary on the Film Good Night, and Good Luck

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Good Night, and Good Luck is a forty-three time award winner out of seventy one nominations. ( ) This movie is shown on a black and white film, which complements the feel of a 1950s setting. Communism was a huge controversy during the ‘50s where many people became so afraid of the topic that they would lash out whenever it was brought up. Edward R. Murrow (David Strathairn) is the big shot broadcaster, he is the host of two hit CBS shows on television. Edward is the first newsman to put controversial information on television. This information is not completely factual, but it speaks out against anticommunism and the government in hopes of taking down Joseph McCarthy. Joseph is the senator of Wisconsin who plays a big role in brainwashing Americans. He is a governmental figure who puts fear of communism in his supporters. Edward goes on national television and singles out the beloved and trusted senator McCarthy for his fake accusations against Milo Radulovich that created a lot of attention and ultimately ended up costing Milo his job. This is the turning point of bringing back the freedom to the people who start to pin supporters against McCarthy. After Edward put his story of McCarthy on TV, McCarthy hostilely replied by saying Edward was a communist. McCarthy also falsely accused Edward of joining communist unions. Apart from the nominations and awards won, I just did not believe it was that enjoyable. The movie did not even appear to be that interesting or popular until I saw a lot of A-list celebrities. Seeing George Clooney is the only thing that kept me focused on the screen and prevented me from wandering off. There are not many spontaneous scenes. They are all in the CBS Newsroom: either in the office, or on set. A ... ... middle of paper ... ... on what McCarthy is doing to the American citizens he claims to be protecting from dissenting political views.” Frago creates a positive and adventurous tone from this passage of his review, it shows interest and applause with the way director George Clooney sets up the scenes. However, I believe that the scenes are unattractive to the viewer’s eye, and did not allow much creativity since it was the same thing over and over again. Although we almost completely disagree about our opinions of the movie there are a few similarities. We both agree that the movie educates our generation with the 1950s communism scare. We also agree on how the movie portrays a time when the media did not show a personal opinion, but Murrow came in and changed the broadcasting game. He adds an approach to sharing news that changes the way things would be broadcasted from that point on.
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