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6th Mar '16 7:38:42 AM Mdumas43073
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->'''Tom''': ''"You're an amazing woman. What a feeling, having you inside my head."''
->'''Jane''': ''"Yeah, it was an unusual place to be."''
->'''Tom''': ''"It's, like, indescribable. You knew just when to feed me the next line the second before I needed it. There was a rhythm we got into. It was like great sex."''

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->'''Tom''': ''"You're You're an amazing woman. What a feeling, having you inside my head."''
head.
->'''Jane''': ''"Yeah, Yeah, it was an unusual place to be."''
be.
->'''Tom''': ''"It's, It's, like, indescribable. You knew just when to feed me the next line the second before I needed it. There was a rhythm we got into. It was like great sex."''
sex.
6th Mar '16 7:37:18 AM Mdumas43073
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A 1987 comedy-drama written, directed, and produced by Creator/JamesLBrooks, '''''Broadcast News''''' tells the tale of three television newspeople who get tangled in a LoveTriangle. At one vertex, producer Jane Craig (Creator/HollyHunter) leads her life in chronic emotional meltdown because of her obsessive-compulsive character. She's sexually attracted to but professionally repulsed by Tom Grunick (Creator/WilliamHurt), a simple reporter who landed his job solely on good looks and charisma. He only survives on live TV because Jane feeds him everything he needs to say through an earpiece. Meanwhile, the brilliant Aaron Altman (Creator/AlbertBrooks) dreams of reporting evening news but his un-telegenic looks hold him back both from his ambitions and his crush on Jane.

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A 1987 comedy-drama written, directed, and produced by Creator/JamesLBrooks, '''''Broadcast News''''' ''Broadcast News'' tells the tale of three television newspeople who get tangled in a LoveTriangle. At one vertex, producer Jane Craig (Creator/HollyHunter) leads her life in chronic emotional meltdown because of her obsessive-compulsive character. She's sexually attracted to but professionally repulsed by Tom Grunick (Creator/WilliamHurt), a simple reporter who landed his job solely on good looks and charisma. He only survives on live TV because Jane feeds him everything he needs to say through an earpiece. Meanwhile, the brilliant Aaron Altman (Creator/AlbertBrooks) dreams of reporting evening news but his un-telegenic looks hold him back both from his ambitions and his crush on Jane.
28th Oct '15 10:10:00 AM DocWildNole
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* TruthInTelevision: Literally so, in this case. According to a 2011 article in ''The Atlantic'', Brooks worked at CBS News in the 1960s, and then observed the 1984 political conventions as a guest journalist -- where he met the woman who became the model for Jane.
20th Aug '15 6:40:17 AM AnotherGuy
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* {{Squick}}: [[invoked]] Jane's reaction to Tom's idea for a date rape expose is "Ew."
20th Aug '15 6:39:06 AM AnotherGuy
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* DateRape: One of the centerpiece stories is Tom's report on date rape. He interviews a woman who shares her experience, and at least on camera is so moved that he begins to cry.Aaron points out to Jane it would have been impossible for the reaction to be genuine if Tom had only one camera.

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* DateRape: One of the centerpiece stories is Tom's report on date rape. He interviews a woman who shares her experience, and at least on camera is so moved that he begins to cry. Aaron points out to Jane it would have been impossible for the reaction to be genuine if Tom had only one camera.
20th Aug '15 6:38:52 AM AnotherGuy
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* DateRape: One of the centerpiece stories is Tom's report on date rape. He interviews a woman who shares her experience, and at least on camera is so moved that he begins to cry. Jane sees the report and senses that Tom's emotions aren't all what they seem to be.

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* DateRape: One of the centerpiece stories is Tom's report on date rape. He interviews a woman who shares her experience, and at least on camera is so moved that he begins to cry. Aaron points out to Jane sees it would have been impossible for the report and senses that Tom's emotions aren't all what they seem reaction to be.be genuine if Tom had only one camera.
20th Aug '15 6:37:58 AM AnotherGuy
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* BetterThanSex: According to Ebert, as seen above, it could be that Jane and Tom's newscasting was better than sex for them.
31st Jul '15 11:38:43 AM AnotherGuy
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* BittersweetEnding

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* BittersweetEnding AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: Played with.
-->'''Aaron:''' If things had gone differently for me tonight then I probably wouldn't be saying any of this. I grant you everything. But give me this: he personifies ''everything'' that you've been ''fighting'' against. And I'm in love with you. ''({{beat}})'' How do you like that? I buried the lead.
* BittersweetEnding: See Did Not Get The Girl.
17th Jun '15 8:16:09 AM mlsmithca
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* BookEnds: The film begins with [[AMinorKidroduction vignettes of the three main characters in childhood]], and [[DistantFinale ends with them seven years after the events of the movie]] (Although they do not look appreciably aged in that scene).
* DateRape: One of the centerpiece stories is Hurt's report on date rape. He interviews a woman who shares her experience, and at least on camera is so moved that he begins to cry. Hunter sees the report and senses that Hurt's emotions aren't all what they seem to be.

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* BookEnds: The film begins with [[AMinorKidroduction vignettes of the three main characters in childhood]], and [[DistantFinale ends with them seven years after the events of the movie]] (Although (although they do not look appreciably aged in that scene).
* DateRape: One of the centerpiece stories is Hurt's Tom's report on date rape. He interviews a woman who shares her experience, and at least on camera is so moved that he begins to cry. Hunter Jane sees the report and senses that Hurt's Tom's emotions aren't all what they seem to be.



* [[spoiler: DidNotGetTheGirl:]] [[spoiler:No one in the movie winds up with anyone. Seven years later and Jane is in a serious relationship with someone else, Aaron is married to someone else, and Tom is engaged to someone else.]] And yet it doesn't seem like it was intended to be depressing.

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* [[spoiler: DidNotGetTheGirl:]] DidNotGetTheGirl: [[spoiler:No one in the movie winds up with anyone. Seven years later and Jane is in a serious relationship with someone else, Aaron is married to someone else, and Tom is engaged to someone else.]] And yet it doesn't seem like it was intended to be depressing.



* DrowningMySorrows: Aaron

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* DrowningMySorrows: AaronAaron.



* IResembleThatRemark / WorthyOpponent: Subverted, slightly.

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* IResembleThatRemark / WorthyOpponent: Subverted, slightly.InsufferableGenius: Aaron and Jane. Jane is aware of her pushiness, however. Well, mostly, anyway - though it could be her acknowledging she has an ego problem.
-->'''Paul:''' [[SarcasmMode It must be nice to always believe you know better, to always think you're the smartest person in the room.]]
-->'''Jane:''' ''(sincerely)'' [[SarcasmBlind No. It's awful.]]
* IResembleThatRemark: Subverted.



* InsufferableGenius: Aaron and Jane. Jane is aware of her pushiness, however.
** Well, mostly, anyway - though it could be her acknowledging she has an ego problem.
--->'''Paul:''' [[SarcasmMode It must be nice to always believe you know better, to always think you're the smartest person in the room.]]
--->'''Jane:''' ''(sincerely)'' [[SarcasmBlind No. It's awful.]]
* {{Jerkass}}: Tom, arguably, especially on multiple viewings.

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* InsufferableGenius: Aaron and Jane. Jane is aware of her pushiness, however.
{{Jerkass}}:
** Well, mostly, anyway - though it could be her acknowledging she has an ego problem.
--->'''Paul:''' [[SarcasmMode It must be nice to always believe you know better, to always think you're the smartest person in the room.]]
--->'''Jane:''' ''(sincerely)'' [[SarcasmBlind No. It's awful.]]
* {{Jerkass}}:
Tom, arguably, especially on multiple viewings.



* WhatTheHellHero: [[spoiler:Tom pretended to cry just so that they could film his reaction and be praised for his emotional interview with a rape victim.]]
-->'''Jane:''' It made me... '''ILL'''.


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* WhatTheHellHero: [[spoiler:Tom pretended to cry just so that they could film his reaction and be praised for his emotional interview with a rape victim.]]
-->'''Jane:''' It made me... '''ILL'''.
11th May '15 9:25:49 AM AnotherGuy
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* DoingItForTheArt: Creator/JackNicholson, who plays network anchor Bill Rorish, not only accepted the role for no money, but ''specifically'' requested that he not appear in the trailer, the opening credits, or any advertisements or promotions for the film because he did not want to take attention away from Hunter, Hurt and Brooks.
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