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NETWORK
September 20, 2014  | By David Bianculli

TCM, 9:45 p.m. ET

 

In two years, it will be 40 years since Paddy Chayefsky wrote this brilliant satire about the social power, executive ruthlessness and corporate takeover of network television – all of which, in the intervening decades, has proven astoundingly prescient. Peter Finch stars as Howard Beale, the fired news anchor and self-professed prophet of the airwaves, with William Holden as a fellow network news veteran and Faye Dunaway as the young TV executive who has no problem using them both. Brilliant movie.

 
 
 
 
 
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