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Tuesday, 23 January 2018 at 08.15pm
Future from the Past
  • Drama
  • 1976
  • USA
  • Colour
  • 121 mins.
 
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In this lauded satire from Sidney Lumet, veteran news anchorman Howard Beale (Peter Finch) discovers that he's being put out to pasture, and he's none too happy about it. After threatening to shoot himself on live television, instead he launches into an angry televised rant, which turns out to be a huge ratings boost for the UBS network. This stunt allows ambitious producer Diana Christensen (Faye Dunaway) to develop even more outrageous programming, a concept that she takes to unsettling extremes. As relevant today as it was 42 years ago on initial release.

Director:

 
Sidney Lumet

Screenplay:

 
Paddy Chafesky

Cast:

 
Peter Finch, Robert Duvall, Faye Dunaway, William Holden

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