Films: Good Night, And Good Luck5:30 PM
I am not going to lie, I was a little too geeked upon discovering two minor characters from Gilmore Girls had small roles in this film, together of course. Hello 1950's broadcast journalism!
This film chronicles the real-life conflict between television newsman Edward R. Murrow, and Senator Joseph McCarthy and the Permanent Sub-committee on Investigations. Murrow, along with the majority of his dedicated staff, strive to bring the public real, truthful journalism, despite losing major corporate sponsorship. A very public feud develops when the senator accuses the anchor of being a communist, and the CBS crew continues on despite fear and reprisal.
In short, this movie brings fourth the vast difference between journalism then and now. I was quite pleased with the cast, it was a bit odd seeing Robert Downey Jr. in a role not saturated with snark and sarcasm...or maybe I have just watched The Avengers too many times (but there is no such thing, let's be real). Another plus to this film? Dianne Reeves. She sings, and it is perfection.