9. McCarthyism & Good Night and Good Luck (2005)

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Welcome back to PARTISAN, a podcast exploring politics and history in film and entertainment.

Join your host, Tony Black, as he is joined by film writer Roderick Heath to discuss George Clooney’s 2005 examination of the media and McCarthyism, GOOD NIGHT AND GOOD LUCK…

Next time on Partisan, guest Carl Sweeney joins us to discuss Stephen Frears’ 2006 dramatisation of the British monarchy, THE QUEEN…

Host / Editor / Producer

Tony Black

Guest

Roderick Heath

SHOW NOTES

Interviews:
George Clooney & David Strathairn talk to Hollywood.com: https://www.hollywood.com/general/good-night-and-good-luck-interviews-george-clooney-and-david-strathairn-57168532
George Clooney talks to Charlie Rose: https://youtu.be/oTCZv-BIvso
George Clooney & Grant Heslov talk to CBS: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/good-night-and-good-luck-pe-interviews-george-clooney-and-grant-heslov/
David Strathairn talks to Tribute: https://www.tribute.ca/interviews/david-strathairn-good-night-and-good-luck/star/20927/

Analysis:
Roger Ebert review: https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/good-night-and-good-luck-2005
Wires and Lights: The Real Lesson of Good Night and Good Luck by Stories by the River:
https://youtu.be/ntBu4vkX7_8
Analysis directly of Murrow’s broadcast in 2 parts: https://youtu.be/422RNpQCmRM
https://youtu.be/AjQl2v5OSmg
In Retrospect: ‘Good Night, and Good Luck’ is a Timely Call for Political Accountability by Isabella B. Cho: https://www.thecrimson.com/article/2020/11/3/good-night-and-good-luck-retrospective/
News in Black, White and Shades of Gray by A.O. Scott
https://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/23/movies/news-in-black-white-and-shades-of-gray.html
Review by Rubin Safaya: http://cinemalogue.com/2005/10/14/good-night-and-good-luck/
Where is Edward R. Murrow When We Need Him? by Ken Tucker
https://nymag.com/nymetro/movies/reviews/14451/

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