Broadcast News (1987)
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An honest and remarkable account of life in television journalism. Though the technology is dated today, the questions, ethics and style of life is still spot on for an ever-changing industry. Albert Brook's rant to Holly Hunter about the dangers of William Hurt and his style of news is a little-known classic monologue of cinema. An underrated gem for anyone with an interest in news and more cerebral romantic comedies.
Solid performances and the ethical issues it raises are still very much up to date. Unfortunately it drags on as the movie gets bogged down in an unnecessary love story turned triangle.
I loved it! The actors are terrific and the writing is superb. I've seldom seen a better scripted movie than this one.
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This movie ranks #46 in Film Comedy
This movie ranks #56 in The 100 Greatest Comedies of All Time (BBC Culture)
This movie ranks #64 in AFI's 100 years...100 laughs
This movie ranks #131 in The Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made
This movie ranks #359 in Academy Award Best Picture Nominees
This movie ranks #632 in The Criterion Collection
This movie ranks #766 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die