I’m as mad as hell. I’m not going to take it anymore.

Peter Finch plays Howard Beale in the film Network (1976). His foul-mouthed tirades feature a dark vision of America that seem dangerously relevant in 2020.

The film concludes with his murder on live television, followed by a newscaster proclaiming him “the first known instance of a man who was killed because he had lousy ratings.”

Finch won a posthumous Oscar for the role.

Author: editor