R | | Drama
A television network cynically exploits a deranged former anchor's ravings and revelations about the news media for its own profit.
With his Best Screenplay win for this film, Paddy Chayefsky became the first screenwriter to win three Academy Awards for scripts that he wrote by himself. The other two awards were for his work on Marty (1955) and The Hospital (1971). Contrary to popular belief, Woody Allen was not the second person to ... ...
This story is about Howard Beale, who was the news anchorman on UBS TV. In his time, Howard Beale had been a mandarin of television, the grand old man of news, with a HUT rating of 16 and a 28 audience share. In 1969, however, his fortunes began to ...
During Howard's first stable rant (which ends with "turn your TVs off!") he walks right up to within inches of a TV camera just in front of the audience. It cuts to a shot from behind Howard, and the TV camera is now at least 6 feet away from him, almost not making it into the frame.
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