Net­work (1977)

Sunday Independent (Ireland) - Living - - GUIDE -

Avail­able now

They are show­ing this at the Light­house in Smith­field to­mor­row but if you can’t make it to that def­i­nitely watch this on Net­flix. It’s a mas­ter­piece of film, which won the Oscar for best picture and best ac­tress in 1977. It’s es­sen­tially a dark satire of me­dia, which pre­dicts re­al­ity TV and the ef­fects of the 24-news-cycle on our lives. It’s most fa­mous scene fea­tures Peter Finch as long-time news an­chor Howard Beale and his much-quoted on­screen melt­down when he an­grily en­cour­ages view­ers to shout out of their win­dows: “I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not go­ing to take this any more!” How­ever, all oth­ers on­screen are eclipsed by Faye Du­n­away whose al­most un­hinged per­for­mance as the cal­cu­lat­ing, ma­nip­u­la­tive and charm­ing pro­ducer will live in the mem­ory of all who see it.

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