Skip to comments."You're television incarnate, Diana" (Peter Finch leaves Faye Dunaway) from the film "Network", 1976
Posted on 12/22/2019 4:02:55 PM PST by simpson96
Network is a 1976 American satirical drama film written by Paddy Chayefsky and directed by Sidney Lumet, about a fictional television network, UBS, and its struggle with poor ratings. The film stars Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, and Robert Duvall and features Wesley Addy, Ned Beatty, and Beatrice Straight.
The film won four Academy Awards, in the categories of Best Actor (Finch), Best Actress (Dunaway), Best Supporting Actress (Straight), and Best Original Screenplay (Chayefsky).
Scene from "Network", 1976
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Crap. It was Willaim Holden in that scene, not Peter Finch.
Well, it’s Wiliam Holden but close enough. Peter Finch was also in the flick and won the Best Actor Oscar. Posthumously.
Yes. Peter Finch had the showier role. I thought William Holden was great in it, too, though.
I have only seen a few minutes of that movie but “I’m as mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore!
Faye Dunnaway was born in the tiny Florida Panhandle crossroads town, Bascom, FL. My Father grew up there. Faye visited a few years ago. She asked at the only store for directions to her old house.
Great pist, no worries FRiend! That is a great movie. Faye Runaway was soooo beautiful. William Holden divine.
Can’t get that anymore. Not with 1,000 channels today.
A movie more relevant today then even then....
“You have meddled with the primal forces of nature, Mr. Beale....”
“We’re in a lot of trouble!”
Outstanding movie (play). Unfortunately, way too much foul language prevents it from being shown.
I think all the foul language is completely unnecessary.
Maybe Rita Kierson, who took over for Russell Dalrymple after he was lost at sea? She passed on Jerry's pilot, you know. Never did like her!
A brilliant movie. It blew me away when I saw it back then.
Unfortunately, so much of what it showed as bizarre TV has actually come to pass, so the edge is no longer there.
It doesn’t have the impact now that it did in the 1970s because so much of the movie has come true.
We all laughed at the thought that reality shows would invade the networks, making fiction into truth.
Ned Beatty as the network high honcho who recognizes that TV is the medium for moving society in a globalist direction is eerily prescient. How many ‘social justice’ memes do you see today in shows and even in commercials.
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