History Film / GoodNightAndGoodLuck

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.]]
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=].
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