Sunday, March 20, 2022

Two Movies

 Like a lot of people, I suppose, in remembrance of William Hurt we watched Broadcast News the other night.

Also, I would assume, like a lot of people that made us remember Network.

I remembered seeing Network in a theatre in 1976, and remembered that I liked it a lot, but couldn't remember why I liked it, or anything about it other than that William Holden threw open a window and shouted out into the void "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore".

It turns out that never happened.

So much for the quality of my memories.

I know that that never happened because we watched Network last night.

What a spectacular movie.

It was made in 1976; it seems as if it were made by Netflix last month.

It's unnervingly prophetic on a number of levels.

1 comment:

  1. I think Peter Finch opened the window and shouted the "mad as hell" quotable quote??? In any case you've reminded me that I need to watch it again.