Network (46:32) Rated R for furiously bad language.
There’s nothing the media likes talking about more than the media. It’s fitting that we got mad as hell in this future-seeing satire that rips television and corporate money-licking to shreds. Podcast #94 covers the brilliance of the Chayefsky screenplay, Lumet’s direction and the actors (especially Dunaway & Holden). Hit that link to Sparkplug to get your coffee and then engage our ferocity!
For The Record: Magnolia was released 23 years after All The President’s Men and Network, not 33.
Coming Attractions Trivia Answer
Links to: Peter Finch and Robert Duvall and Beatrice Straight and Ned Beatty
The story of Christine Chubbock’s on-air suicide
1976 Academy Award winners & nominees
Oscar acceptance speeches: Dunaway and Finch’s widow and Straight
Links to: 12 Angry Men and Raging Bull and Broadcast News and Goodfellas and The Paper and Good Night And Good Luck and The Insider and TV programs The Nightly Show and Vice
YouTube links: “10 seconds to commercial” and “I’m as mad as hell” and “The world is a business”
Previously on the Top 100 Project: All The President’s Men
April the 13th on the Top 100 Project: Rocky
2 thoughts on “Network (1976)”
Another film Ryan and I saw together back in the day as TV students at Mohawk. And yes, Best Picture competition was fierce in ’76, and I think this one, ‘Taxi Driver,’ and ‘All the President’s Men’ all would have been better choices than ‘Rocky.’
Coming Attractions trivia: Raging Bull.
Also, “Sorkian” sounds to me like a rejected name for an alien race on ‘Star Trek.’
The C.A. Triv is correct. Do you know what else Rocky and Raging share? As for us seeing Network together, you have a better memory than me. I thought the first time I saw Network was in the later ’90s.