Films: Good Night, And Good Luck

5:30 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. 

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9 Musings

  1. It such a cool retro look back. Have you watched any of THE HOUR? Its got a great cast too.

    Love the style of this movie.

    Great review!

  2. Its good to watch a movie like this. Especially, when I must confess, I watched Goon last night..I can't believe I watched the whole thing.

  3. What a wonderful cast this movie has. I know its one of my Mom's favorites.

  4. I really enjoyed your review. Hope you are having a warm weekend.

  5. I always wanted to watch this film. Great review.

  6. I need to see this film. Anything about journalism makes me swoon. Especially when there's a touch of Gilmore Girls action to it.

    P.S. Sephora sells the JULEP products {they are the only store that sells Julep}, so you should be able to find them there. :)

  7. I enjoyed this film, too. There's too little good art about journalism. The field has changed so dramatically in the last half-century.

    If you really want to have a good time, rent "The Hour" -- a short British mini-series about a news-show in the 1950s. The actors are phenomenal -- and really cute: Dominic West ("The Wire") and Ben Whishaw (Q in "Skyfall").

  8. RDJ has done MANY films without that type of attitude. but then again I've seen 69 of his films ;)
    I am glad you liked this movie! It was really good! I should see it again.

  9. i haven't seen this.


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