Network (1976)

This is one of the best satires of popular media and network news.  It’s chilling to think how on target Paddy Chayefsky (screenwriter) was with his comments on reality vs. illusion.  This was long before the first reality show ever hit the airwaves.  Elsewhere in the film one of the characters predicts that, in the future, all of our news will be in the form of celebrities’ reactions to events, not the reporting of the events themselves.  Hello E!, Entertainment Tonight, Xtra, Access Hollywood, etc.

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