This week we’re plunged back into the seventies with Network, a satire on the ruthlessness of TV executives. Anchorman Howard Beale (Peter Finch) is unceremoniously ‘retired’ after the ratings on his news show dip, then threatens to kill himself live on air. After an unexpected rise in Howard’s ratings, the ruthless TV bosses decide toContinue reading “I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this any more!”
A disturbingly prescient satire on the ruthlessness of TV executives.
Podcast 50! The big 5-0. That’s right, we’re almost half way through our list of 101 Films. To celebrate we didn’t want to do any old film, but a bona fide classic. So after much discussion, and having a quick check which films I hadn’t seen (let’s be honest, it’s always me who hasn’t seenContinue reading “What the hell do you know about surfing, Major? You’re from goddamned New Jersey!”
The Godfather. Probably one of the greatest films ever made. It has seeped into so much of popular culture that there are references to the film in everything from Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith to The Rugrats Movie. So in this introduction to the latest 101 Films Podcast, the temptation isContinue reading “Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.”