Movie Review: NETWORK, 1976. Directed by Sidney Lumet

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NETWORK,  MOVIE POSTERNETWORK, 1976
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Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Starring: Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, Robert Duvall, Wesley Addy, Ned Beatty, Beatrice Straight and Arthur Burghardt

Review by JR Kuzma

SYNOPSIS:

Sidney Lumet’s satire about a floundering television network that pulls out all the stops for the sake of ratings.

Oscar Wins: Best Actor- Peter Finch, Best Actress- Faye Dunaway, Best Supporting Actress- Beatrice Straight, Best Original Screenplay- Paddy Chayefsky

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REVIEW:

In 1975, NBC, CBS and ABC were spanking the Union Broadcasting System (UBS), in the ratings, in an attempt to buck this trend, UBS made the decision to give their long time anchor of their nightly newscast, Howard Beale (Peter Finch), his two-week notice. This news was broken to Beale by his long time friend…

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