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Basics Critics:79Viewers:69Rusty:77
Notable as: Political drama, Award-Winning WorkSub-Category: Political drama, Historical drama, Docudrama, Biographical film, Historical fiction, DramaMain subject: Cold WarRuntime: 90 - 93 minutesColor: colorLanguage: EnglishCountry: USA, United Kingdom, Japan, FranceDirector: George ClooneyScreenwriter: George Clooney, Grant HeslovMusic: Dianne ReevesCinematography: Robert ElswitStars: Jeff Daniels, David Strathairn, Alex Borstein, Rose Abdoo, Dianne Reeves, Tate Donovan, Reed Diamond, Matt Ross, Patricia Clarkson, Robert Downey Jr. Producer: Grant HeslovStudio: Warner Independent Pictures, Section Eight Productions, 2929 Entertainment, Participant Media, Davis-FilmsAward nominations: Academy Award for Best Actor (David Strathairn)
Academy Award for Best Cinematography (Robert Elswit)
Academy Award for Best Director (George Clooney)
Academy Award for Best Picture (Grant Heslov)
Academy Award for Best Production Design
Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay (George Clooney, Grant Heslov)
Award details: (details at IMDb)

Good Night, and Good Luck. is a 2005 American drama film co-written and directed by George Clooney and starring David Strathairn, Clooney, Robert Downey, Jr., Patricia Clarkson and Jeff Daniels. The movie was written by Clooney and Grant Heslov, both of whom also act in the film, and portrays the conflict between veteran radio and television journalist Edward R. Murrow and U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy of Wisconsin, especially relating to the anti-Communist Senator's actions with the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. The movie, although released in black and white, was filmed on color film stock but on a greyscale set, and was color corrected to black and white during post-production. It focuses on the theme of media responsibility, and also addresses what occurs when the media offer a voice of dissent from government policy. The movie takes its title from the line with which Murrow routinely signed off his broadcasts. The film was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director for Clooney and Best Actor for David Strathairn.

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