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Subj: Re: Network hands down...a horrifying parody of the media that became all too true.
Posted: Tue May 05, 2015 at 11:17:17 pm CDT (Viewed 4 times)
Reply Subj: Network hands down...a horrifying parody of the media that became all too true.
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    I remember watching "A Clockwork Orange" in the mid 90's and thinking this movie is 20 years old? They'd never make a movie like this even today.


As soon as I saw the thread title that was my first choice.


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    And when you watch the movie today 20 year after that, you get the same reaction.


It's one of my favorites. As a kid there was some sort of controversy about parents were worried teenagers were going to emulate the main character in the book and movie.

I think the book was pulled from our middle school library. That always made the book and movie have a sort of dark allure for me and I set out to find the book as a teenager.



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    It's just ahead of its time.



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    What other movies are like that?


Alien...I love the sequel Aliens better (favorite movie ever actually) but the original is just a brilliant piece of work. I can't think of anything before Alien that was like Alien.

2001 A Space Odyssey...my dad's favorite movie

It's A Wonderful Life...my mother watches this every year and even though I have a black heart even I have to admit the movie is brilliant.

The French Connection

Donnie Darko

Blade Runner

The Godfather

Dr. Strangelove

But to me the movie that was really ahead of the times was Network. The movie's older than I am but that movie spoke to me on a level no other movie ever had. That movie to me more or less prognosticated the news media and reality tv of this generation. But it was even more than that. Howard Beale's speech about how we just want to be shut out the world and surround ourselves with stuff while the world goes to crap...I totally do that. Or Arthur Jensen's bombastic speech about how we're not a world of nations any more but just a system of money. The movie is just brilliant.



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Blade Runner definitely was ahead of its time, too bad they want to wreck it with a sequel. Also for years the Director and Ford kept arguing over whether Decker was a replicant. I think the Director had won that arguement or Ford just doesn't care now, but as I recall per the Director, Ford's character is a replicant.

Another movie that was a bit ahead of its time was Michael Chrichton's LOOKER. Granted it could be called a bit sexist, but the fact that it was made back when holograms were truly not possible, using CGI footage of people for advertising, plus subliminal advertising/mind control, and how teh main villain of the movie understood how people spend much of their lives in front of the TV (and computers now) and how that is power over people....





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