Review: Good Night, and Good Luck.

Half documentary (lotsa stock footage), half dramatisation, it’s the story about a short period out of Edward R. Murrow’s life, in which he basically starts a head-on war with Senator Joseph McCarthy. In keeping with that time, George Clooney decided to shoot it in black and white, and even did extensive sound processing in order to get the crackling and distorted sound of that time to us. All nice and well, if only I cared about a senator’s the quest to bring down a supposedly rising communism and political take-over, and how a noble TV reporter stands his ground. I suppose the acting is good, though whatever the message behind the continuous smoking on screen is beats me. Still, from a cinematic viewpoint, it wasn’t that much of an experience, especially not an Oscar worthy one.5½.

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