One paragraph reviews on art, movies, books, and pop culture by a know-nothing who knows it all

Monday, October 24, 2005

In the Company of Men

"Good Night, and Good Luck," the George Clooney-directed flick about Edward R. Murrow's war of broadcasts with Eugene McCarthy, harked back to my childhood fantasies of what grown-up men were supposed to be like. The movie takes place in the world of men in the world of work in the '50s. Men debate issues. Men wear suits, grease back their hair, smoke A LOT, drink scotch but never get drunk. Men agonize about doing the right thing. Men have old battle-axes for secretaries. Men stick together. And they do it all in glorious black and white, with visible grain and the whites kind of blown out, just the way I like it.