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Anybody seen this? Watched it for the first time yesterday and, I must say, a very good movie and VERY timely for our current state of affairs. Though made 30 years ago... very relevant and a good indication of Camus' famous "the more things change, the more they stay the same."

It's also interesting to think how the Bush Administration might have dealt with a network that wanted to make a show about Terrorists, using live footage of the terrorist events themselves (those who have seen the movie know that a part of it deals with some of the 1970's domestic terrorists, ala Symbionese Liberation Army, Weather Underground, etc.)

I expected it to feel very dated, but it still feels very contemporary. Anyway, if you haven't seen it, I definitely recommend it if you have nothing else to do or your family is driving you nuts this Holiday Season.

Feel free to yell out your window, "I'M MAD AS HELL AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE IT ANYMORE!"
 

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I'm about to watch this. Will chime in with a review afterwards.
 

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Really a stunning film. Sure, the dialogue was overwrought at times but it is at its core a satire, and thus that is forgivable. It didn't take away from the sensational acting and the prescient nature of the story. You could honestly replace Howard Beale's name with Glenn Beck's or Keith Olbermann's, and it would be a perfect fit.

William Holden gives a PHENOMENAL performance here, in the twilight of his long career. It's worth seeing for that alone. Peter Finch is, of course, brilliant.
 

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Originally Posted by JD_May
One of my favourite movies ever. Some absolutely brilliant monologues. I think my favourite is Max's near the end.
+1000
 

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Oops! Kind of drunk. Changed it.
 

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I think I'm going to rent this today. Lumet, generally being bad ass.
 

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The Toronto Maple Leafs have taken to playing Peter Finch's "Rise up... I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore!" to attempt to rally the fams during games. It's a nifty speech in the theatres, but I've always felt that the pacing of the scene is way to slow for sparking the enthusiasm of hockey fans when the team is lagging.

Not that it is very effective anyway: Leafs fans have not had a Cup win since 1967 (before Network was released, even). I know some Leafs fans are mad as hell, but they're still taking it!

Come to think of it, another example of how "the more things change, the more they stay the same" (GO HABS GO!)
 

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