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Good Night, and Good Luck: The Screenplay and History Behind the Landmark Movie

Good Night, and Good Luck: The Screenplay and History Behind the Landmark Movie
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Author: George Clooney & Grant Heslov
Publisher: Newmarket Press
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 208
Pub. Date: 2006
ISBN-10: 1557047146
ISBN-13: 9781557047144

About the Screenplay:

Complete with the original shooting script, this official companion book to the award-winning film Good Night, and Good Luck also contains extensive historical material and commentaries.

Good Night, and Good Luck was directed by George Clooney. The film was written by George Clooney and Grant Heslov and portrays the conflict between veteran radio and television journalist Edward R. Murrow and U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy, especially relating to the anti-Communist Senator's actions with the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. The only book on the acclaimed movie Good Night, and Good Luckhere is the complete screenplay, Q & A with the screenwriters, production notes, and a special section on the history behind the broadcast, including an essay by Fred Friendly and an original article written by Joseph Wershba in 1955, appearing in a book for the first time.

Subtitled The Screenplay and History Behind the Landmark Movie, this fascinating, in-depth companion to one of the most provocative films is essential reading for both film and history buffs.

What people say:

"A passionate, thoughtful essay on power, truth-telling and responsibility." — The New York Times

"Compelling ... By sticking to events that are half a century old, it tells a story whose implications for today are inescapable." — Los Angeles Times

"Clooney and Heslov's fine-chiseled script resonates with contemporary relevance ... Its passion, which catches you at unexpected moments, is concentrated in Strathairn's mesmerizing performance. Utterly still, yet roiling with inner intensity, he gets Murrow's sorrowful gravitas ... Good Night is a 'cri de coeur' in the form of a smoky, understated seduction." — Newsweek

About the Authors:

George Clooney won the Special Achievement in Film award from the National Board of Review for his directorial debut, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. His acting credits include the blockbuster hits Ocean's Twelve and Ocean's Eleven, the critically acclaimed Three Kings, the Oscar-nominated Out of Sight, and the Coen brothers' O Brother, Where Art Thou?, for which he won the Best Actor (Musical or Comedy) Golden Globe.

Grant Heslov served as the director and producer of the critically acclaimed series Unscripted, and co-executive producer of K Street, both for HBO. In his long career as an actor, he has had roles in the TV shows CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and The X-Files, and the feature films The Scorpion King, Enemy of the State, Dante's Peak, The Birdcage, Congo, and True Lies.