To say the least, bad timing on this post this morning. I’ve changed the title of it, as you can tell, and for live coverage on the Colorado theater shooting, you can click here.
One of my favorite movies of all time is “Network.” If any of you young kids out there haven’t seen it, you should. It was made in 1976, but in my view, it doesn’t appear dated at all. It still holds up.
In 1976, I was a young man. Now I’m not. One of the things I find myself doing in my old age is watching older movies and counting the number of people in them or somehow involved with the movie who are now dead. Last night, I was counting the dead bodies in “Network.”
The guy who wrote it, Paddy Chayefsky, is dead. So is the director, Sidney Lumet.
The lead actor, William Holden: Dead. The “Mad as hell and not going to take it anymore” anchorman, Peter Finch, is dead too. So are Wesley Addy and Beatrice Straight.
On the plus side, Faye Dunaway, Robert Duvall and Ned Beatty are all still alive, but six out of nine from this movie are gone—gone meaning dead.
I think tonight I’ll watch a newer movie where I won’t have to keep track of all the dead people.
Speaking of keeping track, if you do that here, we’ll be back on Sunday with another post.
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