History Film / GoodNightAndGoodLuck

2nd Sep '16 6:45:49 PM eowynjedi
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* DaEditor: Paley is a soft-spoken version. At one point he calls up Murrow just before broadcast and invites him to a Knicks game with dry humor, but he tries to pull back Murrow harder after the [=McCarthy=] pieces imperil sponsorship. When he puts "See It Now" in the Sunday death slot, he says he's fighting the affiliates, sponsors, and politicians and is sick of getting a stomachache every time Murrow takes on controversy.



* DeliberateValuesDissonance: The entirety of a Kent commercial is shown before one of Murrow's "Person to Person" segments.

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* DefiantToTheEnd: After "See It Now" is effectively canceled, Friendly suggests to Murrow that their first program in the new timeslot should be about the downfall of television, and they agree to go down swinging.
* DeliberateValuesDissonance: The entirety of a Kent cigarette commercial is shown before one of Murrow's "Person to Person" segments.



* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Don Hollenbeck kills himself by running his gas oven after repeated accusations of being a Communist sympathizer]].

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* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Don Don Hollenbeck kills himself by running his gas oven after repeated accusations of being a Communist sympathizer]].sympathizer.
* 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.]]



* TheFifties

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* TheFiftiesTheFifties: Focusing more on the dark effects of the Red Scare rather than picket fences and bobby socks.


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* KarmaHoudini: When [=McCarthy=] is censured, Murrow and Friendly point out that he still gets to keep his Senate seat.
* MoodWhiplash: The triumphal news that [=McCarthy=] is himself being investigated by the Senate is cut off when Friendly receives news that Don Hollenbeck has committed suicide.


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* SpeakIllOfTheDead: O'Brien's reaction to Hollenbeck's suicide is to write another column calling him a pinko.
2nd Sep '16 5:46:35 PM eowynjedi
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* AndMissionControlRejoiced: The control room bursts into spontaneous applause after Murrow finishes his daring piece about Milo Radulovich.



* DeliberateValuesDissonance: The entirety of a Kent commercial is shown before one of Murrow's "Person to Person" segments.



* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Don Hollenbeck]].

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* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Don Hollenbeck]].Hollenbeck kills himself by running his gas oven after repeated accusations of being a Communist sympathizer]].


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* GoldenMeanFallacy: When arguing about editorializing with the news director, Murrow says that some stories simply do ''not'' have two equal and valid viewpoints that deserve equal time.
14th Aug '16 3:27:38 PM twilicorn
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* RealityIsUnrealistic: Some of the film's detractors complained that the actor playing [[AsHimself Senator McCarthy]] hammed the role up too much, when the movie used ''actual film'' of him.

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* RealityIsUnrealistic: RealityIsUnrealistic[=/=]YourCostumeNeedsWork: Some of the film's detractors complained that the actor playing [[AsHimself Senator McCarthy]] hammed the role up too much, when the movie used ''actual film'' of him.
10th Jun '16 12:40:22 PM AnotherGuy
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The film was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

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The film was nominated for six Academy Awards, {{Academy Award}}s, including Best Picture.
2nd Jun '16 2:24:21 PM Random888
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It is a dramatization of the conflict between Senator Joseph [=McCarthy=] and broadcaster Edward R. Murrow during the height of TheFifties RedScare in the United States. Notably, no actor actually portrays [=McCarthy=], instead relying entirely on archival footage, giving it an edge of historical accuracy. The themes of the movie focus on the responsibility of television, not just the news, to go beyond just entertainment, and inform and voice dissent.

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It is a dramatization of the conflict between Senator Joseph [=McCarthy=] UsefulNotes/JosephMcCarthy and broadcaster Edward R. Murrow during the height of TheFifties RedScare in the United States. Notably, no actor actually portrays [=McCarthy=], instead relying entirely on archival footage, giving it an edge of historical accuracy. The themes of the movie focus on the responsibility of television, not just the news, to go beyond just entertainment, and inform and voice dissent.
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.]]
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