167 – Network (1976)

a "tired and emotional" Eamonn Dunphy

a “tired and emotional” Eamonn Dunphy

 

Network tells the story of a news caster,Howard Biel,who goes a bit bananas.He starts by going on a massive rant on live t.v. saying the country is bullshit.He then garners a big  fan base and the ratings go through the roof.The t.v. execs revamp the show and give him another 15 episodes.It seems like the whole format of the show is the basis for fox news.Just some mad fucker shouting stuff at you.He reminded me of Bill O’Reily plonk off ‘Fucks News’ or another of them fox wanchors.There’s a few good bits of dialogue in the film but on the whole it just seems a bit average.
IMDB RATING      –     8.1
MY RATING     –     6.1
SEEN BEFORE     –     NO
RECOMMEND?     –     NO
OVERALL     –  SOMEONE BUY FAYE DUNAWAY A BRA.