Network: a movie that in 1976 saw it all coming

February 25, 2010

This is a clip from one of the most impressive scenes in a truly visionary motion picture from 1976.  This movie anticipated the advent of Foxnews in particular and infotainment in general.  This movie understood the power and the danger of the television.  If Carl Marx had written his works in the late twentieth century he would most certainly said that it is the boobtube that is the opiate of the masses.  We should follow the advice of Howard Beale- shut it off, shut it off right now.


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