“I’m mad as hell…and I’m not going to take this anymore!” the immortal clarion call of Howard Beale from the prescient, and never more relevant 1976 film Network brilliantly written by Paddy Chayefsky, directed by Sidney Lumet.
Howard Beale is a
central character from the film Network (1976). He is played by Peter Finch, who won a posthumous Oscar for the role.
In the film, Beale, the anchorman for the UBS Evening News, on the fictional UBS television network, struggles to accept the ramifications of the social ailments and depravity existing in the world he reports on; rather than give him the psychiatric assistance that some (like his friend Max Schumacher) believe he needs, his producers use him as a tool for getting higher ratings.
“I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!” ranks as one of the most memorable scenes in film history, the line made #19 on the American Film Institute’s list of 100 great movie quotes.
Here’s the brilliantly written scene, a chillingly prescient excerpt from the 1976 film Network, which distills and delivers the moral payload of the film: the sociopathology of world domination by Mega-corporations of Capitalism: VIEW THE SCENE FROM THE MOVIE NETWORK
Putin’s Poodle. The ‘so-called’ president, Bannon’s Bufoon with a Bottle Blonde Bouffant…a National Embarrassment for America, an Insult to the Intelligence of the American People.
How Tragic when we have to resort to SNL to Strike a Blow for Sanity…Again. The power of political parody…hilarious if it was not so tragically true..
Brilliant! Spot-on! White House press secretary Sean Spicer (Melissa McCarthy) and secretary of education nominee Betsy DeVos (Kate McKinnon) take questions from the press (Bobby Moynihan, Kristen Stewart, Cecily Strong, Vanessa Bayer, Alex Moffat, Mikey Day).
A Day of Infamy. TAKE IT TO THE STREETS!
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This website is a cautionary parable of man’s indefatigable hubris—the Corpocracy(Rule by Corporations), the worship of industry, technology and oblivious reliance on fossil fuel, despite imperative warnings of 97% of the credible scientific climate community.
The idiot light on the dashboard is now frantically flashing red, admonishing us to shut down the engine of greenhouse gases…before any more irreparable damage is done. It is the redundant replay of the Tragedy…over and over again…of the Greek mythos of Nemesis, (Gr. to pay what is due) divine retribution for man’s hubris blithely allowing the slow systematic Matricide of Gaia.
Tortured and slowly suffocated by a blanket of CO2 at the hands of her own ungrateful children—a deadly irony—with the same slow irrepressible efficiency of the technology that caused it.
The planet and its diverse life forms are in such imminent existential crisis that we no longer have the time or luxury for political…or literary correctness. The time for nuance is long past. It is with this sense of exigency, that I have created this unapologetic website. Given the urgency of the moment, my hope is that one can transcend…and forgive if at times, it rings of excessive moral purpose…and, yes…outrage.
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An epic allegory of REBIRTH–Revelation–Redemption…and REVOLUTION !
From the Great Depression through the turbulent 60′s at Berkeley to the Great Recession, comes a raucous saga of corporate conspiracy, intrigue, greed and…murder.
Michaelangelo Kozlov, a self-satisfied plutocrat and successful “media hitman”—for the Media Mafia, a contract assassin of character—is livin’ large, when his idyllic lifestyle is shattered by a putative attack by Islamic terrorists a month after 9/11 provoking a painfully honest re-examination of his callow core values.
A cautionary, yet sometimes playful parable of the 6th Mass Extinction from Climate Change…unless…
Does the aging artist Mickey Kozlov, a once strident 60’s counterculture activist have the courage, conviction and guile to again oppose, by any means necessary, the canons and ruthless plutocrats of the same mighty machina ex corporati that made him very rich?
Based on a true event—the horrific 1999 petroleum pipeline explosion in Bellingham Washington that claimed three innocent, young unfinished lives.
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Barbra Streisand – Don’t Lie to Me (Official Video)
Art…as a powerful agent of change…
The spirit of the troubadours of the 60’s lives on.