Good Night, and Good Luck

D: George Clooney
Warner Independent/Redbus (Grant Heslov)
USA/France/UK πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ πŸ‡«πŸ‡· πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ 2005
93 mins


W:Β George Clooney & Grant Heslov
DP:Β Robert Elswit
Ed: Stephen Mirrione
PD:Β James D. Bissell

David StrathairnΒ (Edward R. Murrow), Patricia Clarkson (Shirley Wershba), George Clooney (Fred Friendly), Jeff Daniels (Sig Mickelson), Robert Downey, Jr. (Joe Wershba), Frank Langella (William Paley), Ray Wise (Don Hollenbeck)

An impeccably crafted political drama with superb performances from it's ensemble, set in the smoky offices of 1950's journalism, when forthright broadcaster Edward R. Morrow (Strathairn) speaks out about the scaremongering, right wing tactics of Senator Joseph McCarthy.
In the same mould as films like Quiz Show & JFK, it really helps if you hold a little knowledge on the subject it presents, if not, it's a film which can be appreciated for its meticulous attention to detail and fine acting performances.

David Strathairn in Good Night, and Good Luck
David Strathairn in Good Night, and Good Luck