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Good Night, And Good Luck
Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 108 (May 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

David Strathairn, Patricia Clarkson, George Clooney, Jeff Daniels, Robert Downey, Jr., Frank Langella & Ray Wise

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 5
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Special features include audio commentary with writers George Clooney (director) and Grant Heslov (producer); a 15-minute companion piece for viewers who wish to know more behind the making of the film, and the theatrical trailer.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 73678
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Rating Reason):

Mild thematic elements and brief language
(Retail Price): $28.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 93
(Color Type): Black & White
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2005
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 03/14/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): George Clooney
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Good evening. In the early-1950s, Edward R. Murrow (Strathairn) bravely led the press in a fight against Senator Joseph McCarthy to exploit his wrongful accusations that certain Americans were Communists and security threats. While many sat silent for fear that they themselves would be targeted, Murrow put his career at risk by facing CBS executives and opening the eyes of the American public with such a controversial topic in lieu of entertainment. Strathairn's subtle and serious Oscar

DVD Picture:
To enhance the period and seriousness of the storytelling, the anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD picture is presented in stark black-and-white. Archive footage is perfectly incorporated into the picture. The grayscale is beautifully balanced, with excellent gradation between deep blacks and bright whites. Images are sharp and detailed, with excellent contrast. Cigarette smoke is perfectly delineated as it drifts across detailed backgrounds. There is no obtrusive edge enhancement or bothersome pixelization. (Suzanne Hodges)

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