#79: Network

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Timmie and Mike are mad as hell and they’re not going to take it anymore!  Tune in for their discussion on the classic satire, Network, a film that’s so much more than its famous tagline…

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I. Intro 

A.  Do We Watch the News?

II. Network (1976) [00:04:45]

A.  Why Network?

B.  Amazing Cast & Characters

  • Faye Dunaway (Diana)
  • Peter Finch (Howard)
  • William Holden (Max)
  • Robert Duvall (Frank)

C.  Great Filmmakers

  • Paddy Chayefsky (Writer)
  • Sidney Lumet (Director)

III. Why It’s Relevant Today [00:16:00]

A.  It’s Always Been About the Ratings

B. We’re Mad As Hell, & We’re Not Going To Take This Anymore!

C. Because You’re On Television Dummy 

D. Raised By TV

E.  People Love Reality TV

F.  Everybody’s Working for the Weekend…TV

IV. Satire Today [00:42:50]

A. 1970s Were A Good Time for Satire

  • And Justice for All 
  • Being There
  • Catch 22

B.  Is This Type of Film Being Made Today?

  • Birdman
  • The Big Short

C.  Satire Moved To Television?

  • The Daily Show
  • Episodes
  • Last Week Tonight
  • South Park 

V. Mini Segments [00:48:25]

A. Mike’s Movie Reviews: Joy (2015)

VI. Conclusions 

Original Music

The music found in this episode was written and performed by the talented Jesse James.

Audio Editing

This show was edited by Ryan Jacobi.

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