Good Night, and Good Luck.

In 1953, the American journalist Edward Murrow unleashed live on a real war against an ardent anti-Communist, Senator Joseph McCarthy. In response, McCarthy staged in the country "witch hunt," he accused Murrow in sympathy with the Communists. But upholding the democratic rights of the American journalist became the beginning of the end the odious policy...

Director:
  • George Clooney

Stars:
Release Date: 2005-11-04
IMDb icon 7.4/10
  • Country: FR, JP, GB, US
  • Language: English
  • Budget: $7,000,000
  • Revenue: Cumulative Worldwide $54,641,191
reviews
Sula Gollin
08 February 2006 | 01:54

"Good night, and good luck!" — a successful attempt of George Clooney to create the beautiful and same time, smart movie, spending a minimum of means, but leveraging existing capabilities. In turn, the story is laid in the basis of the film, not requires high-tech stunts and special effects. It is relevant to 1953 the opposition of the American journalist Edward R. Murrow, who challenged the all-powerful Senator Joseph McCarthy, famous for the notorious "hunting for witches", which became the beginning of the end of the career of the odious politician.

The film was shot in black and white, and the filters give it the effect of shooting newsreels of the 50s. Carefully chosen interiors, costumes and props, filling the frame with the atmosphere of the distant past. The position of all items reconciled to mm. All his place is not accidental. One look is enough to feel the sophisticated style of this elegant "salon" picture.

Suddenly, Clooney is a skilled Director. What is the initial scene of the film, when the backdrop of lush jazz melodies camera covers look a huge space filled with lots of actors, each of which is "active" state, gestures and movements implementing the scenario the authors of the paintings. All together, these "elementary particles" of the frame, in obedience to the will of the Director, form a single panoramic canvas. Feeling the taste, Clooney uses this technique more and again, urging viewers to the beauty of his style.

The atmosphere of the 50s emphasized filigree inserts newsreel footage. But I Clooney is not illustrative materials, and an integral part of the frame, in which real actors play scenes together with characters that era. And in this case, the composition is formulated so precisely that not everyone will find a false element.

To the actor performing the role in the picture, fully fit the definition of "authenticity", as their action full play the style and demeanor of the people of the 50s. A perfect last words, dialogues make the movie in truly a feast for lovers of eloquence and belles-lettres. Of course, in the spotlight David Strathairn, and in the center of events — his character. But highlight it would be wrong. A good ensemble cast. Nice to see intelligent, with a sarcastic smile face Downey Jr., Jeff Daniels, Patricia Clarkson sophisticated, shy, ray wise and, of course, imposing Clooney.

Strict elegance of the picture is not miss one, and that's the content side of this tape may be too difficult for perception by most modern viewers unfamiliar with the excesses of the days of McCarthyism. But those who give yourself a hard time attentive to the events on the screen events will receive a great deal of food for thought.

Rhiamon Tom
23 May 2016 | 11:11

There is a category — movie night. If such tapes to watch day lose half the fun. "Good night and good luck" I took it to the night movie. It is not Noir, more an interpretation of traditional shooting 50-60 years Chorno-white movie about the journalism of the last century. There are no scandalous investigations, intrigue, suspense. For that is, the style, character and main character. This movie men will tight tightened Cribs, constantly Smoking cigarettes.

This movie allowed us to plunge in Midian-the kitchen at the time, showed the life of journalists and the role of media in life of the country.

This film is not for everyone. It will be interesting to a minority, I think. Outstanding directing Clooney not shown. But that's interesting to follow the camera work, angles, plans of alternate harmoniously. It seems that all and should be that few will pay attention, but this the task of the operator — the picture should be natural.

Special thanks for play David Strathairn, it is the main character of Edward Merow. So strong character it worked. Elegant, bold, a man with a character.

Interestingly, it's a historical drama. Though at these words I can you imagine what sort of "Gladiator" or even "Schindler's List". But this is a real story for many was the drama. The paranoid opposition Congressman and leading first-class on front of the whole country.

I think the one who loves movies with a taste, style — will soul.

8 from 10

Cori Seel
30 November 2010 | 11:18

Great. Just not words to fully describe my emotions. If you want to understand what is a journalist and in its role in society, I strongly recommend to view.

I did not expect that George Clooney can declare yourself as a screenwriter and Director. Yes more of this theme — opposition politicians and journalists. The script is written simply, without special surveys, and touches on so many thoughts, questions and problems it hard to believe. Honestly, I haven't seen game the literal sense of the word. I saw the full entering into the images, saw living people who were doing their job. No matter that.

The technical side is above all praise. Finely and exquisitely conveys the atmosphere of the 50s. Every detail considered in also not absolutely not a single superfluous detail. Brilliant work.

The result: a very stylish film for connoisseurs.

Of 9 10

faq
How much has Good Night, and Good Luck. made?
Commercial tv-show fees worldwide today are Cumulative Worldwide $54,641,191.
How much did it cost to make Good Night, and Good Luck.?
According to various sources, the cost of producing the tv-show was at least $7,000,000.
Who is the director of the movie Good Night, and Good Luck.?
This tv-show was directed by George Clooney.
What is the genre of Good Night, and Good Luck.?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Drama, History, Biography.
Who starred in Good Night, and Good Luck.?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Jeff Daniels, David Strathairn, Alex Borstein, Rose Abdoo, Dianne Reeves.
What is Good Night, and Good Luck. IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 7.4.
When was Good Night, and Good Luck. released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 2005-11-04.