Tuesday September 27, 2005
DIANNE REEVES STARS AND PERFORMS IN GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK.,
DIRECTED BY GEORGE CLOONEY
MOVIE SOUNDTRACK, FEATURING THE THREE-TIME GRAMMY-WINNING JAZZ VOCALIST,
IN STORES SEPTEMBER 27
Good Night, And Good Luck. follows the legendary Edward R. Murrow (David Straithairn) during the broadcaster’s on-air confrontations with Senator Joseph McCarthy. Murrow, the then host of the CBS series, See It Now, exposed the infamous politician’s deceit, bullying, and manipulation in one of history’s most courageous moments of journalism, an act that helped bring an end to the tyranny of the blacklist and the House Un-American Activities Committee anti-Communist hearings. Good Night, And Good Luck. is directed by George Clooney, who co-wrote the script with the film’s producer Grant Heslov. Clooney also stars as CBS News producer Fred Friendly.
Good Night, And Good Luck. is shot entirely in black and white, with much of the mood and atmosphere created by the smoky jazz soundtrack and the gorgeous vocal talents of three-time GRAMMY Award-winner Dianne Reeves. Clooney handpicked each of the songs featured in the movie, which Reeves, one of the preeminent jazz vocalists in the world today, also performs on screen.
The soundtrack for Good Night, And Good Luck., much of which was recorded live on film, features an original song, Who’s Minding the Store, along with such classics as Too Close for Comfort, Straighten Up and Fly Right, One for My Baby, and How High the Moon. The CD, Reeves’s first new recording since 2003, is available from Concord Records on September 27.
Good Night, And Good Luck. premieres in the U.S. at the Opening Night film of the New York Film Festival on September 23, and will open in limited release in New York and Los Angeles on October 7. The outstanding cast also includes Robert Downey, Jr. and Patricia Clarkson as Joe and Shirley Wershba, Frank Langella as Bill Paley, Ray Wise as Don Hollenbeck, Grant Heslov as Don Hewitt, and Jeff Daniels as Sig Mickelson.
Dianne Reeves powerful storytelling instinct, her breathtaking gift of improvisation, and her unique blend of jazz and R&B stylings has captivated critics and audiences throughout the world. She was awarded the GRAMMY for Best Jazz Vocal Performance for each of her last three recordings ― a GRAMMY first in any category. Dianne will be on-tour this fall and will be featured in a PBS special in early winter.