George's 'Good Night'
Feel like you've been seeing a lot of George Clooney lately? That's because you have.
Last week, he was on ABC's Primetime Live, showing Diane Sawyer around his Italian villa. On Sunday, his face -- and a profile -- appeared on the front of The Post's Sunday Arts section. You can even see him in a video interview right here on washingtonpost.com.
Why the crush of Clooney? "Good Night, and Good Luck" -- a movie he directed, co-wrote and co-stars in -- opens this Friday in limited release. It's only playing in eleven theaters throughout the country and three of them -- Landmark's E Street, Landmark Bethesda and Loews Georgetown -- are here in Washington.
It's a compelling and elegantly shot film about the showdown between legendary CBS journalist Edward R. Murrow (played by David Strathairn) and Sen. Joseph McCarthy (played by himself, via archival footage). News buffs and anyone interested in the history of McCarthyism should love it. But I'm curious if those who walk into the theater with no knowledge about these two men and their respective histories will get confused, frustrated, bored or all of the above. You can tell us after you've seen it by writing a reader review here.
Or post a comment below and let us know whether you plan to see the movie. Since we live in Washington, I would imagine the political angle will intrigue many. But since Clooney isn't doing his Danny Ocean routine, I wonder if some will opt to wait for the DVD.
Posted by: Grrrl George | October 12, 2005 4:55 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: Grrrl George | October 12, 2005 4:56 PM | Report abuse
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