R | | Drama
A television network cynically exploits a deranged former anchor's ravings and revelations about the news media for its own profit.
(Nov 2017-March 2018) : Paddy Chayefsky's screenplay adapted by Lee Hall into a play at the National Theatre, London. The director is Ivo van Hove with Bryan Cranston as Howard Beale, Douglas Henshall, Michelle Dockery and Caroline Faber . The production will have an 18-week limited run at the Cort Theatre on Broadway beginning November 2018.... ...
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 ...
When Max tells his wife he's having an affair, the scene begins with him smoking a cigarette. A few shots later, he's still sitting in the chair but there's no longer a cigarette anywhere.