Glenn Beck as Network's Howard Beale. What do you think?Submitted by Michael Nystrom on Mon, 03/30/2009 - 19:28
That's what Beck says himself in the recent NYT spread:
In an interview, Mr. Beck, who recently rewatched the 1976 film “Network,” said he identified with the character of Howard Beale, the unhinged TV news anchorman who declares on the air that he is “mad as hell.”
Here's Howard Beale admonishing us for being TV-watching idiots and imploring us to turn it off. Do you think we'll hear Beck say anything of the sort?
Network. Have you seen it? It is one of those films that is required viewing. Do you think Beck wonders if he'll meet the same end as Howard Beale?