Ep. 16 - Network Is Everything


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Jordan McNaughton joins us to talk about Sidney Lumet's Oscar laden 1976 television maybe-satire, Network. We dig into Paddy Chayefsky's fiery, tv-demeaning screenplay, Faye Dunaway's savvy producer, and William Holden's would-be tragic hero. We also stump for why awards DO matter, which is a bit relevant in these winter months. Before that, though, we have to talk about some comic book media and Netflix's continued success. Most importantly, a guest finally lends Tyler a hand in the fight to loosen Chris Evans' iron grip on this podcast. Contact us at ltrfipod@gmail.com. But if it's about how Jordan meant Jeff Daniels, not Jeff Bridges, no worries. We got it. 0:29 Intro 2:53 10 Things I Hate About You 6:21 Gotham... and the OC? And Tron. 12:30 Side-stepping the Chris Evans corner 14:32 Dark City, and CGI taking us to Pirates of the Caribbean 20:10 Anime trash of the week: Psycho-pass 23:56 The Flash - he runs SO FAST 28:45 Master of None and Netflix success. 29:32 Batman vs. Superman trailer and another close Chris call 35:03 THE NEW CHRIS CORNER 37:31 Network discussion - trailer, ratings, box office, awards 44:10 Lumet and framing, Chayefsky and quoatability 47:08 Chayefsky's positions and Network's themes 50:41 Would you like some shark with your ending? 55:36 Diana Christensen 59:40 Network v. Rocky, the 49th Academy Awards, and why awards shows matter 1:10:40 Relevance to today 1:14:50 Capitalist hellscape 1:16:50 Max Schumaker: white knight or hypocrite? 1:21:19 Network - the actual prequel to Hunger Games and 500 Days of Summer 1:25:29 Recommendations, trivia, stat of the week, and outro

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