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  • Oct 21, 2010
Ultimately this is a scary movie (horror in the real sense not the gory kind). http://www.lunch.com/Reviews/movie/Network-1021596.html?cid=13
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More Network (1976 movie) reviews
review by . June 25, 2009
posted in Screen Gems
Network 1
When Paddy Chayefsky's "Network" opened in theaters back in 1976 it created quite a stir all across America.  "Network" boasted an all-star cast that included such luminaries as William Holden, Faye Dunaway, Peter Finch, Robert Duvall and Ned Beatty,  "Network" tells the story of the fledgling UBS network which due to insipid programming and increasingly lackluster ratings was widely considered to be an industry joke.  The …
review by . February 16, 2007
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: Story, satire, maturity, acting      Cons: Speechifying and Dunaway's screaming gets pretty old.      The Bottom Line: I think many will find the themes in this movie fit our present situation in an eerie way. It is well worth the time.      Plot Details: This opinion reveals major details about the movie''s plot.      No one gripes more about the wasteland of television (and when Network was released, …
review by . September 12, 2003
posted in Movie Hype
After almost 30 years, people continue to disagree about Network which received an Academy Award for best film. No one questions the quality of acting. Finch, Dunaway, and Straight received Academy Awards; Holden and Beatty were nominees. Rather, one of the volatile issues concerns Paddy Chayevsky's portrayal of network television in the 1970s. (FYI, Chayevsky received an Academy Award for best original screenplay.) How plausible is it, after forcing a news anchor to retire, to allow him to remain …
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Network is a 1976 New Hollywood drama film about a fictional television network, Union Broadcasting System (UBS), and its struggle with poor ratings. It was written by Paddy Chayefsky and directed by Sidney Lumet, and stars Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, Robert Duvall, Wesley Addy, Ned Beatty and Beatrice Straight. The film won four Academy Awards, including Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress and Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen.

Network has continued to receive recognition, decades after its initial release. In 2000, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". In 2002, it was inducted into the Producers Guild of America Hall of Fame as a film that has "set an enduring standard for American entertainment."[1] In 2006, Chayefsky's script was voted one of the top ten movie scripts of all-time by the Writers Guild of America, East. In 2007, the film was 64th among the Top 100 Greatest American Films as chosen by the American Film Institute, a ranking slightly higher than the one AFI gave it ten years earlier.

Media madness reigns supreme in screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky's scathing satire about the uses and abuses of network television. But while Chayefsky's and director Sidney Lumet's take on television may seem quaint in the age of "reality TV" and ...

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