That decision had a major impact on the picture's overall aesthetic. as it forced Clooney to shoot in black and white. Though he admits that part of the motivation to make a film like this is to "get ... in a bit of trouble", hear Clooney tell it, it's as much a film about a lost media moment as it is about McCarthyism, and that relationship between politics and journalism that stand in sharp contrast to the news maker/news presenter dynamic of today. Nowadays, "You go to the channel that plays to your belief pattern. We start with different sets of facts, it's more polarising," he said. "It's been a long time since broadcasters were the most trusted men in America."
In other news, it's very, very rare that I do more than one post on the same film on the same day. I guess you could say I'm officially obsessed. I'm not the only one: up until today, each entry of Victoria Lindrea's Venice diary for the BBC was subtitled, "Desperately Seeking George." Today, she got her man – along with the rest of the press conference-attending mass.