Monday, November 06, 2006

Good night, and good luck

"Good Night, and Good Luck" turned out to be everything I expected it to be and more. Great acting, great lines and the interface with actual footage of Senator McCarthy gives the film a sense of realism you seldom get from a Hollywood movie. The subject matter is also more relevant than ever...

I especially love this last line from Edward Murrow:
"To those who say people wouldn't look; they wouldn't be interested; they're too complacent, indifferent and insulated, I can only reply: There is, in one reporter's opinion, considerable evidence against that contention. But even if they are right, what have they got to lose? Because if they are right, and this instrument is good for nothing but to entertain, amuse and insulate, then the tube is flickering now and we will soon see that the whole struggle is lost. This instrument can teach, it can illuminate; yes, and it can even inspire. But it can do so only to the extent that humans are determined to use it to those ends. Otherwise it is merely wires and lights in a box. Good night, and good luck."

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