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Network – Mad as Hell

Network – Mad as Hell

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    “*In this lauded satire, veteran news anchorman Howard Beale (Peter Finch) discovers that he’s being put out to pasture, and he’s none too happy about it. After threatening to shoot himself on live television, instead he launches into an angry televised rant, which turns out to be a huge ratings boost for the UBS network. This stunt allows ambitious producer Diana Christensen (Faye Dunaway) to develop even more outrageous programming, a concept that she takes to unsettling extremes.*”

    Basically, it’s the talking heads on *InfoWars, FoxNews, NewsMax*, etc… without the threatened suicide.

    *__Black Mirror__* on Netflix did a similar type story, “15 Million Merits” where eventually the threatened self-harm of the main character, and his righteous contempt for the system, becomes a *commodity* and is repackaged to sell “dopples” new digital-only accessories.

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