Sunday, February 28, 2010

Network (1976)

Network is probably the greatest script ever written. The best dialogue, for sure. And the actors deliver performances that will have you gasp. The direction? This is a film by Sydney Lumet himself!

Network will have you screen-tied from the very start, yet the question it seems to ask is simply: Is entertainment evil? Ironically you cannot wait to see what the answer will be at the end.

So, what is not so good about it? One thing: The fact that very few people seem to be aware of its existence. When I stumbled upon rave reviews of this film, I was puzzled by the fact that I had never seen it on TV. After watching it, I don't find it strange anymore. That would be TV committing hara-kiri.


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