Good Night, and Good Luck.
Source: Catholic News Service
Stylish black-and-white re-creation of the 1950s television era as crusading broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow (an uncannily evocative David Strathairn) and his colleagues Fred Friendly (George Clooney), Joe Wershba (Robert Downey Jr.), and "Sig" Mickelson (Jeff Daniels) take on Sen. Joseph McCarthy in his crusade against communism, under the watchful eye of CBS President William Paley (Frank Langella). Clooney directed this well-deserved tribute to a television golden-age legend, streamlining events but basically dramatizing the facts as known, and skillfully interweaving the footage with actual TV programs and commercials of the time. A couple of instances of profanity, a suicide and much tobacco use. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG -- parental guidance suggested.
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