Below is a 2-minute scene from the award-winning 1976 film Network which I thought you might appreciate. (Try it with the volume all the way up; then up a little more.)
[Network (1976), written by Paddy Chayefsky and directed by Sidney Lumet, starring Peter Finch as news anchor Howard Beale, who won a posthumous Oscar for the role. 121 minutes. As listed on The Basket of Tolerance by Adi Da Samraj.]
Questions for consideration:
- Is this a joke, a bit of over-the-top entertainment? Is this someone who needs to be locked up in a mental asylum?
- Or is this character, although a bit out of balance, trying to tell us something about the world we live in?
- This reminds me of the Reality-Politics essay (from Not-Two Is Peace) which says that we human beings are not actively protecting the truly human nature of our lives, and as a result, we have created the modern-day world. Do you think this is true?