Network (1976)

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A television network cynically exploits a deranged former anchor's ravings and revelations about the news media for its own profit.

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Director:

Sidney Lumet

Writer:

Paddy Chayefsky

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30 April 2005 | EmperorNortonII
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| Network: A World Gone "Mad As Hell!"
"Network" is the satirical movie written by Paddy Chayefsky, and directed by Sidney Lumet. The main character, Howard Beele, was a respected news anchor who hit a slump. When he's fired from his desk, he finally snaps. His ravings reveal the truth, and he is soon dubbed "The Mad Prophet of the Airwaves." Today, in the age of trash TV, "Network" still has significance. There are several aspects of the story that ring true today with TV news: the sacrifice of journalistic integrity in the scramble for ratings, and media bias fueled by sweetheart deals by rich special interests. Knowing that this exists in the world is enough to make anyone mad as hell.

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