'Even more compelling and relevant today than when it was first released, Network is a wickedly funny, spot-on indictment of the TV news media. Winner of four Academy Awards it pulses with vitality and a provocative excitement that is forever rare. Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch and Robert Duvall star in this searing portrait of television exploitation. When longtime news anchor Howard Beale (Finch) is fired, he suffers a violent, on-air breakdown. But when his sagging ratings are rapidly found boosted by his angry rantings, he's subsequently rehired and reinvented as the "mad prophet of the airwaves" Of course, when the "prophet" ceases to be profitable, something has to be done about Beale, preferably on camera, before a live studio audience.' (The Pirate Bay magnet link).