Network (1976) DVD Release (2003) starring Dunaway, Duvall, Finch & Holden, Dir. Sidney Lumet
Satirical drama about the cut-throat news industry, dependent on and constantly chasing public viewing ratings. In essence, the story revolves around the character Howard Beale (Finch), a UBS newsreader who suffers some kind of break down that leads him to a state of mind akin to a seer or prophet. The news broadcaster decides to leave him on air, peddling his particular brand of truth, as ratings soar but as his condition transforms into a more dark, negative state and public viewing ratings decline, the network must take executive action as a damage limitation exercise - resulting in an extreme, dramatic ending.
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