Network (1976)

Network (46:32) Rated R for furiously bad language.

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Well, 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!

Correction: Magnolia was released 23 years after All The President’s Men and Network, not 33.


Coming Attractions Trivia Answer

Network on Wikipedia

Peter Finch on IMDb

Robert Duvall on IMDb

Beatrice Straight on IMDb

Ned Beatty on IMDb

Sidney Lumet on IMDb

Paddy Chayefsky on IMDb

The story of Christine Chubbock’s on-air suicide

Rotten Tomatoes reviews

AFI’s Top 100 lists

AFI’s Top 100 Quotes

1976 Academy Award winners & nominees

Oscar speeches: Dunaway and Finch’s widow and Straight

“10 seconds to commercial” on YouTube

“I’m as mad as hell” on YouTube

“The world is a business” on YouTube

The other TV must-see movies: Broadcast News and Good Night And Good Luck and The Insider

Aaron Sorkin and PTA and Tom Cruise on IMDb

12 Angry Men and Raging Bull and Goodfellas and The Paper on IMDb

12 Angry Men T100P podcast

The Nightly Show and Vice television programs on IMDb

Network triv

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)

  1. 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.’

    1. 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.

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