#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – In the early 1950’s, the threat of Communism created an air of paranoia in the United States and exploiting those fears was Senator Joseph McCarthy of Wisconsin. However, CBS reporter Edward R. Murrow and his producer Fred W. Friendly decided to take a stand and challenge McCarthy and expose him for the fear monger he was. However, their actions took a great personal toll on both men, but they stood by their convictions and helped to bring down one of the most controversial senators in American history.
Plot: The story of journalist Edward R. Murrow’s stand against Senator Joseph McCarthy’s anti-communist witch-hunts in the early 1950s.
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Rarely when an actor tries to direct does it work, and when it does you get “character study” without all the supporting scaffold a real filmmaker would provide.
Clooney is a smart man who knows this. So he structures his projects in ways that are well serviced by what he has to give. The last one was an actor playing a character who created a character within. The structure of the thing was all focused on building and exploiting those ambiguities.
Especially clever were the staging devices. Many were novel and a few were particularly striking.
Now this is a more serious, but has the same values. It is after all a character study, and one that deals with these same two worlds. The man when off the camera, and the man on. Fabricated truth as an act by politicians. “Journalism” as way of piercing through those layers.
Two evils, McCarthy and Paley. Clooney’s point is that control over the pipeline is what matters in delivering the “real.” So he works with some very studied staging. This movie has some of the best staging in recent memory. It must have taken forever to set the angles and lighting. Fortunately these are so powerful that no scene needs more than two setups. This is the way this cinematographer works for PT Andersen too.
The switch in lighting from when Murrow is on the air to just after he goes off is rather thrilling: both are intense, in fact the on-air lighting is stark. But there is a powerful and visible shift from external to internal energy.
If you just saw the script as words on a page, it would seem boring and preachy. It is the staging that makes this thing come alive, that gives a container for the great acting. The only actor who seems off is McCarthy, which is telling.
I have the book Clooney’s dad wrote about movies. Fortunately the son has better insights into what works and what doesn’t, and has good intuitions about what to attempt.
Ted’s Evaluation — 3 of 3: Worth watching.
Masterfully executed period piece with a point
Clooney has joined the ranks of Mel Gibson and Ron Howard as recent actors that have proved themselves capable of top-quality directing.
Good Night and Good Luck is a film about an aspect of American history that I care greatly about. So I was predisposed to be very critical, and I was hesitant, though excited, to see it.
The film, especially Strathairn’s intense performance, and the great support from Clooney, Langella and Clarkson, exceeded my expectations greatly. I will enjoy seeing this again, and mining the DVD for commentary and supplementary material.
The connection of the McCarthy communist witch-hunts to today’s 9-11 9-11 terrorist terrorist mindset should not be lost to the more free-thinking members of the audience, but you should not let the politics of the film distract you from the heroic story it tells and the principle point – which is expressed so ably in Murrow’s acceptance speech for a journalism award at the beginning of the film – TV can be a great tool for education, but we should not confuse education and entertainment. The film is shot in black and white. This choice is not simply an attempt to give it ‘that period feel’, but it is also a profound metaphor for the press and the advent of television journalism. It also gives the few scenes that pit Murrow against McCarth in juxtaposition a sense of reality which could not be achieved any other way.
Well, Clooney has managed to make a film that is as entertaining as it is educational, and misses no opportunity to make its central argument clear.
I strongly recommend this film to anybody with even a passing interest in the politics of terror, the role of the media in American society, and the value of a free press.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 33 min (93 min)
Genre Biography, Drama, History
Director George Clooney
Writer George Clooney, Grant Heslov
Actors Jeff Daniels, David Strathairn, Alex Borstein, Rose Abdoo
Country USA, France, UK, Japan
Awards Nominated for 6 Oscars. Another 39 wins & 122 nominations.
Production Company 2929 Productions, Metropolitan, Warner Independent Pictures, Section Eight Ltd.
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor Digital Intermediates (digital intermediate), Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints), Technicolor, New York (NY), USA
Film Length 2,456 m (Portugal, 35 mm), 2,564 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision2 500T 5218)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (3-perf) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (spherical) (Kodak 2302)