The Epic Film Challenge II
#116 – Network (1976)
Dir. Sidney Lumet
Starring: Peter Finch, William Holden, Faye Dunaway, Robert Duvall, Beatrice Straight, Ned Beatty
The one hundred and sixteenth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Sidney Lumet’s incredible look at a TV network exploiting a mentally vulnerable broadcaster, appropriately titled: Network.
Recorded in November 2016.
Oscar Wins: Best Actor (Peter Finch), Best Actress (Faye Dunaway), Best Supporting Actress (Beatrice Straight), Best Original Screenplay (Paddy Cheyefsky)
Is it a film you must see before you die?
Luke: Definitely, a great commentary on society’s relationship with mass media that is still relevant today, with powerhouse performances to really send that message home.