Scene-Stealers contributor Trey Hock is mad as hell and he’s not going to take it because the only scene that anyone ever shows from Sidney Lumet‘s “Network” is the one where a disheveled Howard Beale (Peter Finch) stands and asks for everyone to get angry about the state of the world.
“Network” inched up two spots from the 1998 original to the 2007 revision of AFI’s 100 Years, 100 Movies. Trey believes that it is due to the almost prophetic way that this film anticipates the mixing of religious cues with political and social commentary.
Watch one hour of Glenn Beck or Keith Olbermann, and one would think the end is nigh. Read 1 Year, 100 Movies #64 Network (1976) and you’ll realize what a badass column this is.