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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


    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…

    Actors (6)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Co-production :

    Metropolitan Filmexport

    French distribution :

    Metropolitan Filmexport

    Foreign production company :

    Section Eight

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    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 Motion Picture of the Year

    Academy Award nomination for Best Director : George Clooney

    Nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role : David Strathairn