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Good Night and Good Luck

Good Night and Good Luck

A Feature film by George Clooney

Release in France : 04/01/2006

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Actors (6)

Production and distribution (4)

Co-production :

Metropolitan Filmexport

French distribution :

Metropolitan Filmexport

Foreign production company :

Section Eight

News agency (France) :



In 1953, television was still a business of pioneers, and Edward R. Murrow was one of its most famous hosts. His program captivated America by presenting current affairs subjects and interviews in an incredibly innovative way.
It was the era of the communist witch hunts instigated by Senator McCarthy. Using the fear of the USSR, McCarthy hounded anyone who, according to him, showed signs of “anti-American” behavior. A suspicious atmosphere hung over institutions, and arbitrary sentences were handed down at an alarming rate.
Disgusted by McCarthy’s scandalous methods, Murrow decided to take action. He threw his credibility and all the power of an already promising media into the battle. For the first time, a man of television made use of it to expose the truth…

Photos (8)

Full credits (6)

Screenwriters :

George Clooney, Grant Heslov

Press Attaché (film) :

François Frey

Production Designer :

Jim Bissell

Director of Photography :

Robert Elswit

Editor :

Stephen Mirrione

Costume designer :

Louise Frogley

Technical details

Feature film

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Coproducer countries :

France, United States

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Nationality :

Minority French (France, United States)

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Runtime :

1 h 33 min

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Black & White

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Audio format :

Dolby DTS

Posters (1)


Festival Selections

Academy Awards - 2006

Academy Awards (United States, 2006)

Selection (3)

Nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role : David Strathairn

Academy Award nomination for Best Director : George Clooney

Nomination for Best Motion Picture of the Year