History Funny / Network

9th Jul '15 10:48:48 PM RushLimborg
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* The perfect punch line to the whole movie: When Beale [[spoiler: gets whacked]], cut to a four-way split-screen showing all the networks reacting to it...cutting to commercials at different times. The commercials are all happy-go-lucky. And then TheComicallySerious narrator sums it all up for you:
--> "This was the story of Howard Beale. The first known instance of a man [[spoiler: who was killed]] because he had lousy ratings."
9th Jul '15 10:43:39 PM RushLimborg
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* At the end of Beale's passionate speech about the power of the media, he collapses. No one checks on him...the camera closes in on him while the StudioAudience applauds and the music kicks in.


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** Bonus points for the reaction shot of Beale's face, looking like he's this close to wetting himself.
1st Sep '14 1:41:44 PM korpse_man
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--> '''Great Ahmed Kahn''': [fires off his gun through the ceiling] Man, give her the FUCKING overhead clause. Let's get back to page twenty-two, number 5, small 'a'. Subsidiary rights.
18th Aug '14 8:39:23 PM KennethMorgan
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* Mr. Jensen interrupting his bombastic speech to ask, "Am I getting through to you, Mr. Beale?"

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* Mr. Jensen interrupting his bombastic speech to calmly and reasonably ask, "Am I getting through to you, Mr. Beale?"
12th Jun '14 11:56:46 AM Eegah
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* Diana blathering on about her career in the middle of sex.
29th Jul '13 3:10:05 AM Temmere
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* Mr. Jensen interrupting his bombastic speech to ask, "Am I getting through to you, Mr. Beale?"
27th Jul '13 4:56:48 PM GonzoLink
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* This gets even better when the group's Patty Hearst {{expy}} calls her out for being a capitalist sellout and the leader of the ultra-leftist terrorists fires off a shot into the ceiling to get everyone to shut up...[[AffablyEvil and then asks the assembled suits to draw their attention back to Page 22]].

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* This gets even better when the group's Patty Hearst {{expy}} calls her out for being a capitalist sellout and the leader of the ultra-leftist terrorists fires off a shot into the ceiling to get everyone to shut up...[[AffablyEvil and then asks the assembled suits to draw their attention back to Page 22]].22 so they can discuss subsidiary rights]].
6th Jul '11 1:59:54 PM borborygmi
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* During Howard's "life is bullshit" speech, Max is speaking on the phone and provides this great line:
--> '''Max''': He's saying that life is bullshit, and it is, so what are you screaming about?!
17th Apr '11 4:01:09 AM WarioBarker
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* Laureen Hobbs, a representative of the Communist Party, going on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuqvlMxfGA4 this rant]] that undoubtedly had Karl Marx turning over in his grave.
-->"Don't fuck with my distribution costs! I'm making a lousy two-fifteen per segment and I'm already deficiting twenty-five grand a week with Metro! I'm paying William Morris 10% off the top, and I'm giving this turkey ten thou per segment, and another five to this fruitcake! And Helen, don't start no shit about a piece again! I'm paying Metro twenty-thousand for all foreign and Canadian distribution, and that's after recoupment! ''The Communist Party's not gonna see a nickel of this goddamn show until we go into syndication!''"

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* Laureen Hobbs, a representative of the Communist Party, going on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuqvlMxfGA4 this a rant]] that undoubtedly had Karl Marx KarlMarx turning over in his grave.
-->"Don't -->'''Lauren''': Don't fuck with my distribution costs! I'm making a lousy two-fifteen per segment and I'm already deficiting twenty-five grand a week with Metro! I'm paying William Morris 10% off the top, and I'm giving this turkey ten thou per segment, and another five to this fruitcake! And Helen, don't start no shit about a piece again! I'm paying Metro twenty-thousand twenty thousand for all foreign and Canadian distribution, and that's after recoupment! ''The Communist Party's not gonna see a nickel of this goddamn show until we go into syndication!''"syndication!''
13th Feb '11 5:35:39 PM WarioBarker
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* Laureen Hobbs, a representative of the Communist Party, going on the following rant, which undoubtedly had Karl Marx turning over in his grave...
-->'''Laureen:''' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuqvlMxfGA4 Don't fuck with my distribution costs! I'm making a lousy two-fifteen per segment and I'm already deficiting twenty-five grand a week with Metro! I'm paying William Morris ten percent off the top, and I'm giving this turkey ten thou per segment, and another five to this fruitcake! And Helen, don't start no shit about a piece again! I'm paying Metro twenty-thousand for all foreign and Canadian distribution, and that's after recoupment! ''The Communist Party's not gonna see a nickel of this goddamn show until we go into syndication!'']]
* This gets even better when the group's Patty Hearst {{expy}} calls her out for being a capitalist sellout and the leader of the ultra-leftist terrorists fires off a shot into the ceiling to get everyone to shut up... [[AffablyEvil and then asks the assembled suits to draw their attention back to page 22]].

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Laureen Hobbs, a representative of the Communist Party, going on the following rant, which undoubtedly had Karl Marx turning over in his grave...
-->'''Laureen:'''
[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuqvlMxfGA4 Don't this rant]] that undoubtedly had Karl Marx turning over in his grave.
-->"Don't
fuck with my distribution costs! I'm making a lousy two-fifteen per segment and I'm already deficiting twenty-five grand a week with Metro! I'm paying William Morris ten percent 10% off the top, and I'm giving this turkey ten thou per segment, and another five to this fruitcake! And Helen, don't start no shit about a piece again! I'm paying Metro twenty-thousand for all foreign and Canadian distribution, and that's after recoupment! ''The Communist Party's not gonna see a nickel of this goddamn show until we go into syndication!'']]
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syndication!''"
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This gets even better when the group's Patty Hearst {{expy}} calls her out for being a capitalist sellout and the leader of the ultra-leftist terrorists fires off a shot into the ceiling to get everyone to shut up... up...[[AffablyEvil and then asks the assembled suits to draw their attention back to page 22]].Page 22]].
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