This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Commentary On The Film Good Night, And Good Luck

793 words - 4 pages

Good Night, and Good Luck is a forty-three time award winner out of seventy one nominations. ( ) This movie is shown on a black and white film, which complements the feel of a 1950s setting. Communism was a huge controversy during the ‘50s where many people became so afraid of the topic that they would lash out whenever it was brought up.
Edward R. Murrow (David Strathairn) is the big shot broadcaster, he is the host of two hit CBS shows on television. Edward is the first newsman to put controversial information on television. This information is not completely factual, but it speaks out against anticommunism and the government in hopes of taking down Joseph McCarthy. Joseph is the ...view middle of the document...

It was like a broken record. The film also doesn’t really show the outside world of how the people are actually affected, which is the whole point behind Edwards’s motives. It would be confusing for someone who is not educated about communism in the 1950s to understand. It was also unclear to me why CBS did not allow marriage in their workplace. Not to mention I didn’t know what the whole underlying meaning to that was. It is understood that this film shows a huge part of history, where broadcasting became a way to express a personal and risky side of news, but the film just doesn’t portray it.

According to Samuel Fragoso, he has a totally different view of the movie. He refers to parts of the film as having “stimulating scenes” and says, “To write any more about Good Night and Good Luck is to write about the history it is so gracefully and accurately depicts.” Many times he complements the work done by George Clooney and how he captures the vision the newsmen had perfectly during that time period. ( ) Throughout the review he does not make one negative comment. There are many things we disagree about. For example, Fragoso believes that the movie is smooth and is perfectly understandable. On the other hand, I believe that the movie was very non...

Find Another Essay On Commentary on the Film Good Night, and Good Luck

Good Night and Good Luck, directed by George Clooney

875 words - 4 pages ” as well as “How High the Moon.” Each of these songs has some sort of significance in the film that assists in fashioning the mood behind the scene and a feel of the real 1950s. Good Night and Good Luck starts of with Edward Murrow (Strathairn) giving a speech in front of, who the audience finds out to be, his friends and colleagues. Then the audience is hurled back to the early 1950s where Edward Murrow begins his assault on Joseph McCarthy

“Good Night and Good Luck:” An Allegory for Fear

893 words - 4 pages together is the media. The entire film Good Night and Good Luck is about the CBS new station and their struggle to expose to the citizens what was really going on behind the government curtain. The main character of the film, Edward R. Murrow, who was an actual CBS news reporter of that time, knew the power of the media. He understood that he had an obligation to show the people of America what was really happening within their country. He

Lullaby and Good Night

1026 words - 5 pages "Lullaby and good night, With pink roses bedight, With lilies o'erspread, Is my baby's sweet head. Lay you down now, and rest, May your slumber be blessed! Lay you down now, and rest, May thy slumber be blessed! Lullaby and good night, You're your mother's delight, Shining angels beside My darling abide. Soft and warm is your bed, Close your eyes and rest your head. Soft and warm is your bed, Close your eyes and rest your head. Beneath the


2720 words - 11 pages GOOD LUCK PLASTIC INDUSTRIESIndustry OverviewThe Melamine crockery industry is knowledge driven industry and it is heavily dependent on taste of the customer. The major players in this industry are ORNET and DIPLOMAT which are nationally recognized by the people. The crockery industry is divided in all the states it doesn't have any big players which covers whole of the country. Here each and every state has it own manufacturer and tries to

Swastika: Symbolism of Good Luck and Hate

705 words - 3 pages dating back as far as 1000 BC (Rosenberg). Cultures used the swastika to represent life, sun, power, strength, and good luck (Rosenberg). The swastika was used by many cultures around the world, but they called it by different names. Only India called it the swastika (Rosenberg). Native Americans have used the symbol as well, but it is unknown for how long (Rosenberg). Clearly the swastika was created before Adolph Hitler and was originally

Good Night Death

1329 words - 5 pages Proud” by John Donne, and “Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night,” by Dylan Thomas share a likeness in the concept of death, but their views of death are as contrasting as the lives of the two authors. Dylan Thomas was born to middle class parents in Wales on October 27, 1914. He is most remembered for his “bohemian personality” (Hall 448) and married an Irish woman in 1937, who shared his enthusiasm for alcohol and a passion for living a

"Good Night Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)"

1569 words - 6 pages 1.Myself as an audience membera.Was I prepared?I did not read the play but I heard Ashley's play analysis of "Good Night Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)." I seemed to be a very interesting, mixing Shakespeare's plays with a contemporary one. The plot alone seemed to be very funny, so I was excited to see what the Acting II class had done with this play.b.Was I willing?I was willing to watch it. I showed up about 10 minutes late. I went in

What makes the film a good one?

802 words - 3 pages . However, an argument has remained among film companies, directors and spectators. "What makes the film a good one?" Nowadays, lots of high-class films was made and watched but nobody can exactly agree in this question. So I try to answer this question by examining a film, which is named Gattacca and its factors that formed film afflux such as music, casting, and scenario...First of all, i want to start with the summary of the film. Gathacca is about a

Analysis of the Film Good Will Hunting

2244 words - 9 pages of Will, grasping the burned paper. Van Sant creates a feeling of control by using a high angle shot on the professor, making him seem insignificant, and a low angle shot on Will, making him seem important and powerful (Goodykoontz & Jacobs, 2011). The use of camera movement was also quite artistic in Good Will Hunting. Throughout the film, Van Sant used several effective techniques. One example is the opening scene where Will in his residence

Analysis of the Film Good Will Hunting

1464 words - 6 pages Good Will Hunting The movie Good Will Hunting shows a dramatic relationship between a teacher and student and also relationship's between fellow teachers. The film helps you grow with the characters in order to anticipate and acknowledge the ways in which they interact with one another. It also incorporated the way that egos develop and arise due to relationships and how they can interact with the daily lives of people

Analysis of the Film Good Will Hunting

1797 words - 7 pages ability; he tells Will that he wishes he had never met him, so he could sleep at night without the knowledge that someone like Will existed. At this, Will just walks away, shutting the door behind him. Lambeau, still kneeling on the ground by the burned proof, and still emotional, quietly says the other reason he wishes he'd never met Will: so he wouldn't have to watch Will throw it all away. Next Will attends a job interview with the NSA

Similar Essays

Good Night And Good Luck Essay

801 words - 4 pages Good Night, and Good Luck is an American drama film based on actual events during the early 1950’s in the United States. This film portrays the anti-communist hysteria of the McCarthy era and its threats to freedom of the press. The film, Good Night, and Good Luck, discuss the main conflict between Senator Joseph McCarthy from Wisconsin and the staff of CBS news. This conflict was due to McCarthy’s anti-communist actions with the Senate

"Good Night, And Good Luck" Essay

914 words - 4 pages McCarthywent as far as accusing innocent people of being communists."Good Night, and Good Luck" uses an authentic look at America's history toproduce a powerful statement in which democracy was almost lost trying toprevent communism. Some of the things that made the film look authentic werethe accurate use of 1950s clothing, set design, and the props in the film. It was alsofilmed in 1950s black and white style.It seemed as if Senator McCarthy

Good Night And Good Luck Essay

813 words - 3 pages In Good Night and Good Luck, director George Clooney follows the conflict between outspoken television journalist Edward R. Murrow and anti-communist Senator Joseph McCarthy during the hard times of the Red Scare. Murrow uses his television show to expose McCarthy’s fallacious arguments, while providing his own opinion on the matter. He begins by defending former Air Force pilot Milo Radulovich as not being the Communist agent McCarthy charges

Historical Accuracy Of The Film Good Night Good Luck

817 words - 3 pages directly from his speeches and on-air commentary” (Kenneth Turan). Using Edward Murrow’s speeches means that the “Good Night and Good Luck” keeps close to the truth. Using Authentic Material during this movie helps Clooney illustrate the true story. Some would claim any movie made for entertainment must possess some historical flaws “Good Night, and Good Luck” defies that rule even having the characters private lives straight. Don Hollenbeck