Cinecast #49: Good Night, Better Luck Tomorrow
Tuesday, 25 October 2005 01:00
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Good Night, and Good Luck: Perhaps a victim of unfairly heightened expectations, director George Clooney's new film about Edward R. Murrow's on-air battle with Senator Joseph McCarthy never quite reaches the level of excellence that it seems to promise. Clooney's ensemble is strong, with David Strathairn giving an intensely focused performance as Murrow. But the film is more history lesson than narrative. Sam didn't find the film as preachy as Adam did; but Adam did find "Good Night" more compelling overall. An admirable disappointment, "Good Night" should prove immensely popular with teachers of 20th century history.

Also on the show, Listener Feedback, Massacre Theatre, and a look ahead to Friday's Top 5 Biographical Portrayals.

Music by Anne McCue courtesy of Messenger Records ... Cinecast theme music by Age of the Rifle.

Listen  to Cinecast #49

Cinecast #49
:33-15:02 - Review: "Good Night, and Good Luck"
Music: Anne McCue, "Crazy Beautiful Child"
16:19-23:09 - Cinecast Notes/Corrections
23:10-32:24 - Listener Feedback (Re-casting "Elizabethtown")
Music: Anne McCue, "Tiny Little Song"
33:30-35:56 - Massacre Theatre
35:57-44:20 - Top 5 Preview: Biographical Portrayals

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