Monday, January 16, 2006

Good Night, and Good Luck.

Oh George Clooney! My baby's all grown up! Remember when George played the delivery guy on The Facts of Life? Now he's a bigwig Hollywood director who's sure to get a couple Oscar nominations for this movie. Way to go, George!
Unfortunately, I wasn't as blown away by Good Night and Good Luck as I'd hoped to be. The problem with a movie with a "cast of thousands" is that it constantly takes you out of the movie - you're forever noticing the actors rather than the roles they're playing. At least, I am. Another hard thing for me, with my slightly bad hearing and short attention span, was the "newsroom" conversation style where everyone talks at the same time. I'm sure I missed some things. I think the lighting and cinematography were gorgeous, and the play back and forth between new footage of the actors and old footage of the real people was brilliant and wonderful, but as a whole the movie didn't live up to my expectations. Sure, it was great, but I wanted it to be more great.

Back to that "cast of thousands" thing - mad props to Tate Donovan, Ray Wise (the former Leland Palmer from "Twin Peaks"), and especially Alex Borstein from MadTV for being fantastic additions to this movie! I love Miss Swan, but I love seeing Alex in a real role even more.

Good Night, and Good Luck. - B


Chargenda said...

Ray Wise was the hardest for me to get over. He will always only be Leland Palmer to me and he sort of scared me.

equippedtofascinate said...

I don't like George Clooney.