Another fine film in the month of December. Someone, I forget who, made the point that Clooney was the new Redford (I think it was either Ron or Newsweek). Clooney is a clear star actor, and has quite a nose as a producer/director. While Confessions of a Dangerous Mind was a miss, it was the best kind- an ambitious one that had a lot of potential which it occasionally realized. Good Night, and Good Luck is politically relevant and I think Clooney seeks to highlight the narratives relevance to today with his choice to film the movie in black in white, which heightens the contrast between the journalism of yesteryear and today.
The film is what it is- relatively short, uncomplicated, and unwavering in its main point. It tells the story tautly. Old footage is mixed in with the movie relatively effectively. This movie did not suprise me but it did impress- well made, well acted, and well thought out. The cautionary tale about McCarthyism is timelessly relevant, and for someone extremely unfamiliar with the ins and outs of Edward R. Murrow's showdown with McCarthy I found it to be very enlightening.