Network is a 1976 American satirical black comedydrama film about a fictional television network, UBS, and its struggle with poor ratings. Written by Paddy Chayefsky and directed by Sidney Lumet with cinematography by Owen Roizman.

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Network (1976) – Deep Focus Review – Movie Reviews, Critical Essays, and  Film Analysis

Peter Finch plays the new-age prophet of doom, Howard Beale.

The unusual camera angles, close-up shots, symmetry and composition adds to the sense of eeriness/uncanny feeling. The high contrast and creative lighting evokes emotion further.


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