Movies: Good Night, And Good Luck (2005)

We will not walk in fear, one of another. We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason if we dig deep into our history and our doctrine, and remember that we are not descended from fearful men. Not from men who feared to write, to associate, to speak, and to defend the causes that were for the moment, unpopular. This is no time for men who oppose Sen. McCarthy’s methods to keep silent or for those who approve. We can deny our heritage and our history but we cannot escape responsibility for the result. We proclaim ourselves as indeed we are, the defenders of freedom wherever it continues to exist in the world. But we cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home. The actions of the Junior Senator from Wisconsin have caused alarm and dismay amongst our allies abroad and given considerable comfort to our enemies. And whose fault is that? Not really his, he didn’t create this situation of fear, he merely exploited it, and rather successfully. Cassius was right, the fault dear Brutus is not in our stars, but in ourselves. Good night, and good luck.

(Edward R. Murrow)

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    Almost a year ago my journalism professor used this film and it’s titular phrase to wish us well in an email the night...
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    I JUST FINISHED WATCHING THIS MOVIE AND MY MIND IS BLOWN I LOVE IT SO MUCH IT’S SO COOL GO WATCH IT NOW LIKE OMG IT’S...
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    THIS SPEECH IS FROM 1954 AND IT IS STILL AS RELEVANT TODAY AS IT WAS BACK THEN. WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK?
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    This is such a great speech, and one that applies to our present generation as much as it did to the McCarthy era. We...
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