Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Good Night and Good Luck

The film Good Night and Good Luck finally came to town and I was able to see it this past weekend. It was a very well-made film and I enjoyed it immensely. What interested me was how our culture has changed so radically in the past fifty years. Not the domination of entertainment within TV news that Murrow warns about in his final remarks, but rather in the treatment of smoking. The film makers included an old Kent cigarette commericial in the film to draw laughs but what amazed me was seeing Murrow (played ably by David Strathairn) smoking while he read the news on the air.

The image was interesting.


Blogger exMI said...

And to think now they are talking about making films R rated if they show smoking.

7:39 AM  
Blogger Mental Meanderings said...

But probably not if they show drug use. Or child abuse. Or any number of other problems in our society. It is amazing what we get hung up on.

10:09 AM  

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