#818: Network (7 From '76) / Oscar Nominations / Laura ('40s Noir #3)


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A primal scream from the post-Watergate American malaise, NETWORK is a movie entirely of its time that manages to speak directly to ours. Adam and Josh continue their 7 From '76—Best Year Ever series with Sidney Lumet's Best Picture nominee, debating the effectiveness of Paddy Chayefksy's bracing, if occasionally overwritten, script and praising the extraordinary cast (which received five Oscar noms). Plus, Otto Preminger's LAURA, the third film in the '40s Noir Marathon; and Filmspotting Madness Elite 8 matchups.

0:00 - Billboard

1:31 - 7 From '76—Best Year Ever: "Network"

"San Simeon Waltz" (from "Mank")

49:43 - Oscar Nominations

57:46 - Next Week / Notes / Giveaways

1:11:55 - Filmspotting Madness, Elite 8

1:28:46 - '40s Noir #3: "Laura"

1:48:13 - Outro

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