This Modern Trailer For “Network” Is Basically A Nostradamus Of Our Present Culture


Sidney Lumet’s movie Network is pretty much the Rosetta Stone of the situation we have found ourselves in for the last 5-10 years at least.

I very much like calling every other thing a “Rosetta Stone”—because it’s cool to say. That said, this 1976 drama predicted our “reality-TV” culture, in which he (or she) who rants loudest—and more or less most “truthy”—captures the attention and loyalty of the masses.

Check out this (unofficial, I’m guessing?) 40th anniversary “modern” trailer for the movie CNN (who would know, I’m sure) dubbed “the angriest movie of all time”:

Network – 40th Anniversary Modern Trailer from Plot Point Productions on Vimeo.