Network

network.jpg I’d always heard that Network [more links] was a good movie and knew about the famous quote: I’m mad as hell and I’m not gonna take it anymore! I finally got around to watching the film. It is awesome! It is a fantastic Kill-Your-TV screed that seems poetic and prophetic all at the same time. I put it in the same rant-bucket as Series Seven: The Contenders. Great star turns from Beatrice Straight (the parapsychologist from Poltergeist) and Ned Beatty. This is a great example that if you have an axe to grind – don’t be indirect with an allegory – get obvious, get blunt and get profane.

There is no America. There is no democracy. There is only IBM and ITT, and AT&T, and DuPont, Dow, Union Carbide, and Exxon. Those are the nations of the world today.

Rent it today!