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Media Censorship

Media Censorship

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"Good Night, And Good Luck." takes place during the early days of broadcast journalism in 1950's America. It chronicles the real-life conflict between television newsman Edward R. Murrow and Senator Joseph McCarthy and the Permanent Sub-committee on Investigations (Government Operations Committee). In some parts of the world, the government controls the media. This means that no one can broadcast or publish anything a government considers to be immoral or harmful, or that threatens the country's stability (which usually means the government's own power base). This is what we usually think of when we hear the word censorship. Censorship is the suppression of speech or deletion of communicative material which may be considered objectionable, harmful, sensitive, or inconvenient to the government or media organizations as determined by a censor.The film particularly focuses on the cencorship on media.


Critical Overview of Movie The Insider; Media censorship

"Good Night, and Good Luck" couldn't be more unlikely, more unfashionable — or more compelling. Everything about it — its look, its style, even its sound — stands in stark opposition to the trends of the moment. Yet by sticking to events that are half a century old, it tells a story whose implications for today are inescapable.An examination of the stand CBS newsman Edward R. Murrow took in 1954 against Sen. Joseph McCarthy, "Good Night" is a marvel of classic restraint in a hopped-up film culture. Shot in elegant black and white with impeccable ensemble acting and moody jazz riffs for a soundtrack, it wouldn't exist except for the lonely passion of director, co-writer and costar George Clooney. The Insider is based on a real story, and it's a great one. The story hits the bull's eye of public consciousness, and it provides some gripping sequences. It illustrates the inner workings of big corporations, both the tobacco industry and newscasting. The film gives a detailed account of the use of jurisprudence as a corporate tool, and acts as a keenly observant character drama.

'The Insider'' takes a warts-and- all look at the show's behind-the-scenes battle to air a 1995 segment about a tobacco-company whistle-blower, they began grousing to the media. Correspondent Mike Wallace, for example, offered his critique of the movie's blend of fact. The Insider starts out looking like a poke in the eye of the tobacco industry, but throws its real punches at modern journalism, particularly ratings- and advertiser-driven TV news. Directed with restrained intensity by Michael Mann and featuring a top-drawer cast, this based-on-fact story is a dead-serious, smart and troubling movie in which the real villain is big and broad: the corrupting influence of money and power on society and its values. At the same time, it's an unglamorized drama of the unintentional heroism of two ordinary men who take desperate stands and stay with them, each for different reasons. A perfect powerhouse vehicle for Al Pacino and Russell Crowe, The Insider jumps straight into the middle of the best-actor Oscar sweepstakes. Both respond with finely honed ...
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