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The fateful vision of 'Network,' nearly 40 years later
The fateful vision of 'Network,' nearly 40 years later

"I want you to go to the window, open it, stick your head out and yell, 'I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore." So said Howard Beale in "Network." When the movie opened in fall 1976, critics and audiences — not to mention network news bosses — were divided on this dark satire revolving around a longtime news anchor who has a breakdown only to become the mad prophet of the airwaves. Directed by Sidney Lumet, the film starred Peter Finch as Beale (Finch, who died of a heart attack in early 1977, was posthumously nominated for lead actor — and won) as well as William Holden and Faye Dunaway (who also won an Oscar)....

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