Wednesday, April 05, 2006
Good Night and Good Luck
I think this has to be the best movie I have seen in a long time. Directed by George Clooney it portrays the events surrounding the confrontation between Ed Murrow and Senator Joe McCarthy and the House Un-American Activities Committee. I consider it to be one of the most historically accurate films I have seen in a long time and visually excellent. Here is a group of film makers that really get it
The use of the full aspect ratio in composing a pleasing and thought provoking shot.
Here Murrow is waiting to see his boss. Notice how large the set is and how this makes his character look small. Pushing him to the left of the screen and in confrontation with that giant pillar
Here the boss has just watched Murrow's first attack on McCarthy. This shot is held for quite a while on screen and he doesn't move at all.