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Commentary On The Film Good Night, And Good Luck

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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...

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