History Film / BroadcastNews

23rd May '16 2:38:33 PM DocWildNole
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* PrecisionFStrike: A mercenary who does not want to be interviewed by Aaron unleashes a string of f-bombs, followed by:
-->'''Mercenary:''' You going to use that?.
-->'''Aaron:''' It depends on how slow a news day it is.


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* RunningAwayToCry: An extreme example: Jane's only way of dealing with the stress of her career and the softer emotions that are verboten in that work is to ''schedule'' alone time to cry on a daily basis.
1st May '16 11:49:46 AM lipranzer
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* TheCameo: Creator/JohnCusack can be seen very briefly as a mail clerk.
1st May '16 11:48:04 AM lipranzer
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* BriefAccentImitation: While watching Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger on television, Aaron starts quoting him while on the phone with Jane, and imitates Arnold's accent as well.
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.
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