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The Twin Geekscast 5: Network (1976)

This week on The Twin Geekscast we jump into the dangerous ground of political satire with Sidney Lumet’s 1976 masterpiece, Network (1976). This film boasts one of the greatest ensemble casts ever assembled, with the likes of Peter Finch, William Holden, Faye Dunaway, and Robert Duvall all in starring roles. Some people have claimed screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky must have been able to see into future, as the commentary laden in his script seems even more relevant today than it did some 40 years ago. See what we have to say about the mad ravings of Howard Beale, and the executives at UBS who attempt to abuse his messianic draw for their own gain. Say it with me now: “I’M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I’M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!”

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