"Good Night. And, Good Luck." takes place during the early days of broadcast journalism in 1950’s America. It chronicles the real-life conflict between television newsman Edward R. Murrow and Senator Joseph McCarthy and the House Un-American Activities Committee. With a desire to report the facts and enlighten the public, Murrow, and his dedicated staff - headed by his producer Fred Friendly and Joe Wershba in the CBS newsroom - defy corporate and sponsorship pressures to examine the lies and scaremongering tactics perpetrated by McCarthy during his communist 'witch-hunts'. 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.
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According to Variety, EBay founder Jeff Skoll's Participant Prods. is fully financing and producing docu, The World According to Sesame Street, from co-directors Linda Goldstein Knowlton and Linda Hawkins Costigan. Film, which will compete at Sundance and shop for a distrib, is about the complexities and challenges Sesame Workshop faces in producing international versions of the world's most watched television program.
Docu was filmed in Bangladesh, Kosovo and South Africa, where "Sesame Street" producers have tailored the program to local auds, introducing, for instance, an HIV-positive puppet in AIDS-ravaged South Africa.Read More
The veteran actor plays Edward R. Murrow in George Clooney's latest film, Good Night, and Good Luck.
Edward R. Murrow was the greatest newsman of his day. He spoke to America during the dawn of the television age and set the standard for integrity in journalism. In 1953, during the height of McCarthyism and ‘The Red Scare', Murrow took on Senator Joseph McCarthy and challenged his tactics in front of the entire country. Good Night, Good Luck, was Murrow's trademark denouement. The film is based on this particular event. It shows, quite brilliantly, the dangerous line Murrow and his colleagues walked in their defense of American ideals. David Strathairn, one of Hollywood's venerable character actors, steps into the lead to portray Murrow. Strathairn perfectly captures Murrow's acerbic wit and hard-nosed delivery. It is an exceptional performance that's sure to be recognized at award time.Read More
In celebration of of George Clooney's passion project coming to theaters this Friday, "Good Night, And Good Luck.", in which he wrote, directed and starred, we're giving away the film's soundtrack to some lucky MovieWeb readers!
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George Clooney. Writer, Director and Star of Good Night, and Good Luck.
In the world of broadcast journalism, there's one name that stands out - Edward R. Murrow. He was a legend of the business, but he will always be remembered for taking a position on communism in the 1950's. He was the first journalist to actually go on the public airwaves and go against what Senator Joseph McCarthy preached.Read More