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kerrygoddess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 12:47 AM
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George Clooney’s “Good Night, and Good Luck”
George Clooney’s “Good Night, and Good Luck”
September 29th, 2005

The WaPo has a video interview of George Clooney about his upcoming movie, “Good Night and Good Luck.” It looks to be a powerful, must see film, given the correlation of current events to the movie. At a time where we have witnessed our media taking on the role of pushing propaganda to the American public, reflecting on similar circumstances in the past is welcomed.

Director George Clooney talks about his intentions in making “Good Night, and Good Luck” a movie chronicling the real-life conflict between CBS newsman Edward R. Murrow, played by David Strathairn, and Senator Joseph McCarthy during the early 1950s. During the CBS news program “See It Now,” Murrow challenged Senator McCarthy’s tactics in orchestrating a campaign to expose and punish suspected Communists within the U.S. government.

Clooney says in the interview, “Self censoring is a very dangerous place… tough questions have to be asked, always… of every administration, not just this one.”

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Melodybe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:36 AM
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1. See it, tell your friends, take a group to see the movie
Hands down most important movie of the year.

Every American should see this movie.

here's a link to the trailer:

http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/goodnightandgoodluck.ht...

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MissMarple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:40 AM
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2. Just another reason to like George Clooney.
Good politics, most excellent visuals, smart guy. Too bad he is too old for the girl child. :)
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Melodybe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:50 AM
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3. I love him, actually I've always liked him
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 01:50 AM by Melodybe
way back to the Facts of Life, but that mullet did not age well.
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kerrygoddess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:02 AM
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4. Smart, handsome, witty...
politically astute... all around good guy in my book.

Definately a must see movie. Looking forward to going when it opens. The trailer is awesome.

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kerrygoddess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:02 AM
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5. Girl child? N/T
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MissMarple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:09 AM
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6. My daughter.
I have a boy child, as well. :)
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kerrygoddess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:59 PM
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8. LOL!
He's not too old for me! ;-)
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_ed_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:37 AM
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7. I saw a preview for this movie
on some DVD rental recently. It looks excellent.
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scarlett1 Donating Member (427 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:04 PM
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9. I can't wait to see it.
I haven't been to a movie theater at all this year. But I want to see this ASAP.
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Blue Belle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:30 PM
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10. Did anyone catch his interview with Diane Sawyer last night?
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 05:31 PM by Blue Belle
Her swooning took away from the interview. She kept asking all these bullshit questions about whether he preferred blondes or brunettes, Skinny or curvey... oy. Uhm, Diane, you're interviewing him for Dateline, not Tiger Beat. The only interview that I have seen that focuses on this movie and how it fits into the current political landscape is the Salon.com interview: http://www.salon.com/ent/feature/2005/09/16/george_cloo... .

Yes, he has a nice villa on Lake Cuomo, and yes, there would have been an added bonus if he did do the interview while sitting in his bath tub... but enough with the "why don't you want to get married and procreate?" questions. Give the guy a break... ask serious questions and act like a serious reporter rather than an "E" correspondent. Please... when he finally meets me, then we'll get married but until then, leave the guy alone. ;)
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Blue_Roses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:38 PM
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11. I did and then I dreamed about
him :loveya:
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