Network – Still prescient after 45 years

I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore :

The black comedy Network is probably one of the best scripted and acted movies in history. Peter Finch’s portrayal of demented news anchor Howard Beale is particularly compelling.

The poetic and insightful nature of his on air tirade is just as relevant now in a time of COVID, Trumpism, communist China and climate change as it was in the 1970s of recession, Watergate and Cold War.

We got through all that and we will get through all this.

But perhaps getting mad as hell might help.

Published by Ernest Zanatta

Narrow minded Italian Catholic Conservative Peasant from Footscray.

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