Good Night, and Good Luck. / Доброй ночи и удачи. / Доброй ночи и удачи.
Режиссер: George Clooney
Продюсер: George Clooney (written by) &, Grant Heslov (written by)
Год выпуска: 2005
Актеры: David Strathairn (as Edward R. Murrow), Robert Downey Jr. (as Joe Wershba), Patricia Clarkson (as Shirley Wershba), Ray Wise (as Don Hollenbeck), Frank Langella (as William Paley), Jeff Daniels (as Sig Mickelson), George Clooney (as Fred Friendly), Tate Donovan (as Jesse Zousmer), Thomas McCarthy (as Palmer Williams (as Tom McCarthy)), Matt Ross (as Eddie Scott), Reed Diamond (as John Aaron), Robert John Burke (as Charlie Mack), Grant Heslov (as Don Hewitt), Alex Borstein (as Natalie), Rose Abdoo (as Millie Lerner)
Описание: 1950 год. Тележурналистика только встает на ноги. Фильм рассказывает о реальном конфликте между тележурналистом Эдвардом Р. Мурроу и сенатором Джозефом МакКарти. Чтобы рассказать всю правду народу, Мурроу и его преданная команда, во главе с продюсером Фредом Френдли и Джо Вершба, преодолевая давление со стороны корпорации и спонсоров, пытаются узнать к какой грязной тактике и лжи прибегал МаКарти во время его "охоты на коммунистических ведьм". Открытая вражда журналистов и сенатора становится еще более напряженной, когда МаКарти обвиняет Мурроу в том, что тот сам является коммунистом.
Рецензии: I've had the "Edward R. Murrow" Collection from CBS for years and have enjoyed watching it's biography of Murrow, the complete Milo Radulovich, McCarthy and Annie Lee Moss shows many times. I'm sure George Clooney must have these as well as he used the actual footage extensively in his fine drama "Good Night and Good Luck". As a previous poster said, by concentrating on what was actually presented, Clooney is able to focus on the ethical issues that were the real substance of the broadcasts, rather than the tragicomic personalities involved. He wants us to see that the same issues are in our lives today, (Clooney has had his own battles with would-be modern McCarthys like Bill O'Reilly), but he isn't going to force the issue. He's doing exactly what Murrow and Friendly did with the McCarthy broadcast: using the actual record to tell the story.
There are minor, but significant embellishments, mostly an impressive cast of actors who can tell us more with one look than an entire speech. Leading the way is David Straithairn as Murrow. Except for possessing a higher pitched voice than the original, he's got his man down cold. I would pick Frank Langella as William Paley, here presented as a man with ideals but who is rooted in the realities of business, the sort of guy who has to make the tough decisions the idealists like Murrow don't have to or want to deal with. Then there is Ray Wise as the vulnerable Don Hollenbeck, who was one of the co-creators of "You Are There", a program this film somewhat resembles. He wound up being "there" when he didn't really want to be.
What really enhances the show is the black and white photography, (actually, according to the notes, it was "The film was shot on color film on a grayscale set, then color-corrected in post" – whatever that means). Not only does it heighten the drama, (magazine photographers, in the days when they had a choice, said "black and white for drama, color for excitement"), but the tremendous resolution seems to bring out each furrow and poor on each person's face, allowing the viewer to see into their souls.