History Film / GoodNightAndGoodLuck

23rd Jan '16 1:57:14 AM AnotherGuy
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* HistoricalInJoke: The interview with Creator/{{Liberace}} was an attempt to try to make his TransparentCloset CampGay personality just CampStraight. No one, least of all Murrow, was fooled. There's a reason he hated those "Person to Person" segments.
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* HistoricalInJoke: The interview with Creator/{{Liberace}} Liberace was an attempt to try to make his TransparentCloset CampGay personality just CampStraight. No one, least of all Murrow, was fooled. There's a reason he hated those "Person to Person" segments.
23rd Jan '16 1:56:59 AM AnotherGuy
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* HistoricalInJoke: The interview with Creator/{{Liberace}} was an attempt to try to make his TransparentCloset CampGay personality just CampStraight. No one, least of all Murrow, was fooled. There's a reason he hated those "Person to Person" segments.
23rd Jan '16 1:48:43 AM AnotherGuy
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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Joe and Shirley's suspicious furtive behavior resembles Communists trying to avoid the blacklist. [[spoiler: Nah, they're just married when the network as a policy against married partners working there.]]
4th Jan '16 4:34:32 AM Folamh3
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* 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.
6th Jun '15 6:50:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* OpenSecret: Everyone in the office knows about Joe and Shirley's SecretRelationship anyway, they just don't mention it. [[spoiler:Eventually, they're effectively fired when the studio begins layoffs-they're told that, if one of them quits, they'll save a few jobs. They do so.]]

* {{Retraux}} / DeliberatelyMonochrome: Filmed in black and white to enhance the period feeling. And because the only usable footage of [=McCarthy=] is in black-and-white.
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* {{Retraux}} / DeliberatelyMonochrome: {{Retraux}}: Filmed in black and white to enhance the period feeling. And because the only usable footage of [=McCarthy=] is in black-and-white.

** OpenSecret: Everyone in the office knows anyway, they just don't mention it. [[spoiler:Eventually, they're effectively fired when the studio begins layoffs-they're told that, if one of them quits, they'll save a few jobs. They do so.]]
25th Jan '15 9:05:29 PM maxwellsilver
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* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: {{Averted}}, though the film was accused of this. Murrow and the studio didn't stand up for the Air Force officer accused of treason and go against [=McCarthy=] out of the goodness of their hearts-they needed an angle, and no one else seemed to be covering the treason case. In addition, Murrow's AuthorTract on television aboutfi ction being one of the downfalls of the modern age in the opening wasn't treated as uplifting, or moving, or the message of the film.
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* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: {{Averted}}, though the film was accused of this. Murrow and the studio didn't stand up for the Air Force officer accused of treason and go against [=McCarthy=] out of the goodness of their hearts-they needed an angle, and no one else seemed to be covering the treason case. In addition, Murrow's AuthorTract on television aboutfi ction about fiction being one of the downfalls of the modern age in the opening wasn't treated as uplifting, or moving, or the message of the film.
25th Jan '15 9:04:24 PM maxwellsilver
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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, 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/RobertDowneyJr, PatriciaClarkson, Creator/PatriciaClarkson, Frank Langella, and [[AsHimself Senator Joseph McCarthy]].
17th Nov '14 10:49:15 AM Thunderforge
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* PoesLaw: Some audiences complained that [[YourCostumeNeedsWork "the actor playing Joseph McCarthy"]] was "too over-the-top". The film used actual archived footage of the real [=McCarthy=].
14th Nov '14 8:27:07 PM AnotherGuy
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* ShownTheirWork: George Clooney grew up in his father's television news set, so the news scenes are precisely accurate, down to the crewman tugging at Murrow's pant leg to let him know the camera was on.
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* 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.
14th Nov '14 8:26:27 PM AnotherGuy
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* TheFifties

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* PyrrhicVictory: Murrow and Friendly were vindicated, but at the cost of network support.
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