History Film / GoodNightAndGoodLuck

25th May '18 4:13:29 AM jormis29
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''Good Night, and Good Luck'' is a 2005 [[DeliberatelyMonochrome black and white]] film directed by Creator/GeorgeClooney and written by Clooney and Grant Heslov. It stars Clooney, David Strathairn, Creator/JeffDaniels, Creator/RobertDowneyJr, Creator/PatriciaClarkson, Creator/FrankLangella, and [[AsHimself Senator Joseph McCarthy]].

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''Good Night, and Good Luck'' is a 2005 [[DeliberatelyMonochrome black and white]] film directed by Creator/GeorgeClooney and written by Clooney and Grant Heslov. It stars Clooney, David Strathairn, Creator/DavidStrathairn, Creator/JeffDaniels, Creator/RobertDowneyJr, Creator/PatriciaClarkson, Creator/FrankLangella, and [[AsHimself Senator Joseph McCarthy]].
27th Apr '18 4:53:12 PM Fews1990
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* QuittingToGetMarried: Gender-flipped and retroactively applied. Joe and Shirley Wershba are HappilyMarried despite Creator/{{CBS}} company policy prohibiting married coworkers. Their marriage is an OpenSecret in the office, but near the end of the film their boss is told to lay off two employees, and gives them the opportunity to have one or both of them quit to save somebody else's job. Joe takes the offer.
7th Feb '18 11:05:39 PM Fireblood
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* TheAlcoholic: Senator [=McCarthy=] [[EstablishingCharacterMoment is introduced at a speaking event, guzzling down a drink before he starts speaking]]. TruthInTelevision, as [=McCarthy=] was a notorious drinker, and it's clear in much of the footage that he's likely drunk or hung over.

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* TheAlcoholic: Senator [=McCarthy=] [[EstablishingCharacterMoment is introduced at a speaking event, guzzling down a drink before he starts speaking]]. TruthInTelevision, as [=McCarthy=] was a notorious drinker, and it's clear in much of the footage that he's likely drunk or hung over. He died from cirrhosis of the liver in fact, three years after being censured.
18th Nov '17 9:07:18 AM nirao01
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''Good Night, and Good Luck'' is a 2005 [[DeliberatelyMonochrome black and white]] film directed by Creator/GeorgeClooney and written by Clooney and Grant Heslov. It stars Clooney, David Strathairn, Creator/JeffDaniels, Creator/RobertDowneyJr, Creator/PatriciaClarkson, Frank Langella, and [[AsHimself Senator Joseph McCarthy]].

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''Good Night, and Good Luck'' is a 2005 [[DeliberatelyMonochrome black and white]] film directed by Creator/GeorgeClooney and written by Clooney and Grant Heslov. It stars Clooney, David Strathairn, Creator/JeffDaniels, Creator/RobertDowneyJr, Creator/PatriciaClarkson, Frank Langella, Creator/FrankLangella, and [[AsHimself Senator Joseph McCarthy]].
27th Oct '17 7:44:29 AM libertydude
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* TheAlcoholic: Senator [=McCarthy=] [[EstablishingCharacterMoment is introduced at a speaking event, guzzling down a drink before he starts speaking]]. TruthInTelevision, as [=McCarthy=] was a notorious drinker, and it's clear in much of the footage that he's likely drunk or hung over.


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** It is [[SubvertedTrope subverted]], however, if one knows what happened to [=McCarthy=] afterwards. While he did keep his seat, he never got the public attention and support he initially had, and his fellow Senators avoided him like the plague [[TheFriendNoOneLikes (even fellow Republicans)]]. This, plus the [[TheAlcoholic exacerbation of his drinking problem]], led to his health declining and eventually his death in 1957.
12th Jun '17 9:03:09 PM nombretomado
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The film was nominated for six {{Academy Award}}s, including Best Picture.

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The film was nominated for six {{Academy UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s, including Best Picture.
4th May '17 4:12:59 AM CosmicFerret
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''Good Night, and Good Luck'' is a 2005 [[DeliberatelyMonochrome black and white]] film directed by Creator/GeorgeClooney and written by Clooney and Grant Heslov. It stars Clooney, David Strathairn, Jeff Daniels, Creator/RobertDowneyJr, Creator/PatriciaClarkson, Frank Langella, and [[AsHimself Senator Joseph McCarthy]].

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''Good Night, and Good Luck'' is a 2005 [[DeliberatelyMonochrome black and white]] film directed by Creator/GeorgeClooney and written by Clooney and Grant Heslov. It stars Clooney, David Strathairn, Jeff Daniels, Creator/JeffDaniels, Creator/RobertDowneyJr, Creator/PatriciaClarkson, Frank Langella, and [[AsHimself Senator Joseph McCarthy]].
19th Mar '17 9:01:53 PM Fireblood
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* EveryoneCanSeeIt: Joe and Shirley's marriage. The director tells them that everybody knows about it [[spoiler:when asking them to resign ahead of planned layoffs.]] Except for Murrow, apparently, when Fred says everyone new and he claims "I didn't know."[[note]]He's so dry, it's hard to tell if he's joking.[[/note]]

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* EveryoneCanSeeIt: Joe and Shirley's marriage. The director tells them that everybody knows about it [[spoiler:when asking them to resign ahead of planned layoffs.]] Except for Murrow, apparently, when Fred says everyone new knew and he claims "I didn't know."[[note]]He's so dry, it's hard to tell if he's joking.[[/note]]



* FridayNightDeathSlot: [[invoked]] Paley won't cancel "See It Now" outright, probably because it would (accurately) be seen as a response to Murrow's reporting on [=McCarthy=]. Instead, he moves the show to a weekly format and puts it in an hour-long Sunday afternoon timeslot, which will kill its ratings and allow him to cancel it for ''that'' reason after the hubbub has died down.

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* FridayNightDeathSlot: [[invoked]] Paley won't cancel "See It Now" outright, probably because it would (accurately) be seen as a response to Murrow's reporting on [=McCarthy=]. Instead, he moves the show to a weekly format and puts it in an hour-long Sunday afternoon timeslot, time slot, which will kill its ratings and allow him to cancel it for ''that'' reason after the hubbub has died down.



* HistoricalBeautyUpdate: George Clooney as Fred Friendly. To a lesser extent, David Straitharn as Murrow, though Murrow himself was far from a bad looking guy.

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* HistoricalBeautyUpdate: George Clooney as Fred Friendly. To a lesser extent, David Straitharn Strathairn as Murrow, though Murrow himself was far from a bad looking bad-looking guy.



* ShownTheirWork: George Clooney grew up in his father's television news set, so the news scenes are precisely accurate, down to the crewman under the newsdesk tugging at Murrow's pant leg to let him know the camera was on.

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* ShownTheirWork: George Clooney grew up in on his father's television news set, so the news scenes are precisely accurate, down to the crewman under the newsdesk news desk tugging at Murrow's pant leg to let him know the camera was on.
15th Oct '16 9:15:27 AM eowynjedi
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* FridayNightDeathSlot: Paley won't cancel "See It Now" outright, probably because it would (accurately) be seen as a response to Murrow's reporting on [=McCarthy=]. Instead, he moves the show to a weekly format and puts it in an hour-long Sunday afternoon timeslot, which will kill its ratings and allow him to cancel it for ''that'' reason after the hubbub has died down.

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* FridayNightDeathSlot: [[invoked]] Paley won't cancel "See It Now" outright, probably because it would (accurately) be seen as a response to Murrow's reporting on [=McCarthy=]. Instead, he moves the show to a weekly format and puts it in an hour-long Sunday afternoon timeslot, which will kill its ratings and allow him to cancel it for ''that'' reason after the hubbub has died down.
15th Oct '16 9:13:56 AM eowynjedi
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* DeliberatelyMonochrome: The film was shot in color on a greyscale set and then color-corrected in post-production.



* EveryoneCanSeeIt: Joe and Shirley's marriage. The director tells them that everybody knows about it [[spoiler:when asking them to resign ahead of planned layoffs.]]

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* EveryoneCanSeeIt: Joe and Shirley's marriage. The director tells them that everybody knows about it [[spoiler:when asking them to resign ahead of planned layoffs.]]]] Except for Murrow, apparently, when Fred says everyone new and he claims "I didn't know."[[note]]He's so dry, it's hard to tell if he's joking.[[/note]]



* FridayNightDeathSlot: Paley won't cancel "See It Now" outright, probably because it would (accurately) be seen as a response to Murrow's reporting on [=McCarthy=]. Instead, he moves the show to a weekly format and puts it in an hour-long Sunday afternoon timeslot, which will kill its ratings and allow him to cancel it for ''that'' reason after the hubbub has died down.
* GenreSavvy: A [=McCarthy=] minion slips Joe some dirt on Murrow's supposed Communist connections in order to threaten them. Joe tells him he needs to watch more spy films because you're not supposed to hand envelopes full of secret information to people in crowded lobbies.



* SpeakIllOfTheDead: O'Brien's reaction to Hollenbeck's suicide is to write another column calling him a pinko.

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* SpeakIllOfTheDead: Conservative columnist O'Brien's reaction to Hollenbeck's suicide is to write another column calling him a pinko.



* WeddingRingRemoval: Two of the characters are married to each other, but remove their wedding rings every morning before work, because the TV station where they work doesn't allow married couples.

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* WeddingRingRemoval: Two of the characters are Joe and Shirley have recently married to each other, but remove their wedding rings every morning before work, because the TV station where they work doesn't allow in spite of [=CBS=]'s prohibition on married couples.couples in the office. Shirley jokes that she's probably the only wife who reminds her husband to take ''off'' his ring before going to work.
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