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Episode 22: Network

Episode 22: Network

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Join Echo, Brose, Trev and Danielle to discuss a 40 year old satire that somehow became reality.

Paddy Chayefsky delivered a prophetically chilling vision of news as entertainment. Directed by Sidney Lumen with a multi-Oscar winning cast including Faye Dunaway, Peter Finch and Beatrice Straight as well as film legends William Holden, Robert Duvall and Ned Beatty the Chatflix team have a lot to chat about.

Things have got to change. But first, you’ve gotta get mad!… You’ve got to say, ‘I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!’

Mentioned on the show

Trev talked about Unreal. The satire show about the making of a “reality” TV show

Do you love Network? Not as much as Aaron Sorkin. Here is the opening scene of the Studio 60 pilot.

Recommended viewing: Studio 60, Newsroom, Broadcast News, Anchorman 2, All the Presidents Men, Spotlight, Wag the Dog, Thank You and Goodnight, Quiz Show, other movies by Sidney Lumet,

Recommended reading: 1984 and Brave New World

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