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Kirtland Community College Library PN 1997.2 .G66 2006 30775305502149 Media Library-Circulating Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781419818202
  • ISBN: 1419818201
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 93 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
    videodisc
    videorecording
  • Edition: Widescreen ed.
  • Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2006]

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General Note: Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Original Screenplay.
Dialogue in English with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Special features: commentary with George Clooney and Grant Heslov; Good night and good luck companion piece (15 min.); trailer (3 min.).
Originally released as a motion picture in 2005.
Formatted Contents Note: Widescreen version presented in a "matted" format -- Commentary by director/screenwriter George Clooney and producer/screenwriter Grant Heslov -- Good night, and good luck companion piece -- Theatrical trailer -- Language: English Dolby surround 5.1 -- Subtitles (feature film only): English, French, Spanish.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Director of photography, Robert Elswit ; editor, Stephen Mirrione ; music, Jim Papoulis ; costume designer, Louise Frogley ; production designer, James D. Bissell.
Participant or Performer Note: David Strathairn, Patricia Clarkson, George Clooney, Jeff Daniels, Robert Downey, Jr., Frank Langella, Ray Wise.
Summary, etc.: Takes place in the 1950's America, during the early days of broadcast journalism. It chronicles the real-life conflict between television newsman Edward R. Murrow and Senator Joseph McCarthy and the House Un-American Activities Committee. With a desire to report the facts and enlighten the public, Murrow, and his dedicated staff - headed by his producer Fred Friendly and Joe Wershba in the CBS newsroom - defy corporate and sponsorship pressures to examine the lies and scaremongering tactics perpetrated by McCarthy during his communist 'witch-hunts'. A very public feud develops when the Senator responds by accusing the anchor of being a communist. In this climate of fear and reprisal, the CBS crew carries on and their tenacity will prove historic and monumental.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: PG; for mild thematic elements and brief language.
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, DVD-9, dual layer.
Language Note:
Dialogue in English with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Awards Note:
Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Original Screenplay.
Subject: United States History 20th century Drama
Television broadcasting of news United States Drama
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities Drama
McCarthy, Joseph 1908-1957 Drama
Murrow, Edward R Drama
Genre: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Biographical films.
Feature films.
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