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Network (1976)

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“I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore.” who can forget Howard Beale’s (Peter Finch) exciting speech, that expresses the feeling of millions of viewers?

Beale is  a news anchor, who loses his mind after his wife’s death, his addiction to alcohol, and his dismissal from his job due to his weak rating, instead of announcing that he would leave the show like anyone else would do in his place, he declares that he will commit suicide on live television, thus he becomes the talk of the media, and he stays on the show to keep presenting shocking speeches, and keeps on getting more famous.

 

The movie depicts the TV industry, especially the news, as a heartless and conscienceless business, that would use Beale as long as he makes a profit, and discard him as soon as he loses his value as a desired commodity. Continue reading

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Network (1976)

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“غضبي كجحيم مستعر، و أنا لن أحتمل كل هذا بعد اليوم.” من يستطيع نسيان خطاب Howard Beale (peter Finch) الحماسي، المعبر عن مشاعر ملايين؟

Beale  مذيع للأخبار، يفقد عقله بعد موت زوجته و إدمانه للكحول و فصله من العمل لضعف شهرته و تقييمه في القناة، بدلا من أن يعلن تركه للبرنامج كأي شخص آخر في مثل موقفه، يعلن إنه سيقدم على الانتحار على الهواء مباشرة، ليصبح بعد ذلك حديث المدينة، يواصل في إلقاء خطبه المفاجأة و الصادمة و تزداد شهرته.

الفيلم يعرض صناعة التلفزيون و خاصة الأخبار، كتجارة بلا قلب و بلا ضمير، تستغل Beale طالما يحقق ربحا، و تتخلى عنه عندما يفقد قيمته كسلعة مرغوبة بدون عناء. Continue reading