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Re:[teacherartexchange] Good Night and Good Luck


From: Leah Rachlis (leah_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Nov 09 2005 - 10:33:25 PST

Hey Woody,

I am a representative of that almost 50 crowd - but I do not think I am a
typical specimen, as my parents and their associates are/were known "pinko
commies" types. Having been raised in the mist of the anti-war and civil
right movements - I have a deep appreciation for my freedom of speech (and
everyone else's)!

My daughter had to do a project for IB Social Studies about the first
amendment - she choose to focus on a singer named Emenem - whose music I
will not allow in my house I find him so discussing. However, we had to
agree, that I would fight for his right to be reprehensible.

I have yet not seen Good Night and Good Luck, I live in a very right-wing
town, and there is only one theater that will be hosting it -and it is not
here yet....

I suspect very few of my peers appreciate the significance of the era, and
can respect the battles that were won, not all were won though, in Memory of
the Rosenbergs - I acknowledge that some rights were salvaged at a great
cost to us all.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Woody Duncan" <>
Sent: Tuesday, November 08, 2005 4:40 PM
Subject: Good Night and Good Luck

> Frani and I just got back from this movie. I was
> so impressed with the black and white portrayal
> of the period, with lots of cigarette smoke and
> such. It was an accurate retelling of the story
> of the struggle between CBS and the junior senator
> from Wisconsin. Frani and I knew the background
> and how it effected the country. I remember teachers
> concerned about the magazines they subscribed to.
> What we wondered was, would anyone
> ten or more years younger than us have really
> understood the message or have gotten the real
> extent of the damage done to the country back then ?
> I was in Junior High at the time and remember the
> hearings in the summer of 57 or 58. I was vaguely
> aware of what was happening. Of course someone ten
> tears older than me would have really been aware
> of what was happening. But, I wonder about people
> 50 and younger now. Do they get a strong message
> from the film ? As art, this movie is wonderful.
> I do recommend that everyone go see it.
> Woody
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