History Trivia / Network

14th Apr '17 5:18:16 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* CommonKnowledge: It's often claimed that a young Tim Robbins plays one of the assassins in the final scene. Robbins is on record denying this, but it's been propagated everywhere from [=IMDB=] to Turner Classic Movies.

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* CommonKnowledge: It's often claimed that a young Tim Robbins Creator/TimRobbins plays one of the assassins in the final scene. Robbins is on record denying this, but it's been propagated everywhere from [=IMDB=] to Turner Classic Movies.
26th Feb '17 11:31:58 AM Kitchen90
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** Screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky envisioned Creator/HenryFonda, Creator/JamesStewart, Creator/PaulNewman, or Creator/CaryGrant filling the role of Howard Beale. Glenn Ford, Creator/GeorgeCScott and Creator/GeneHackman also passed on it.

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** Screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky envisioned Creator/HenryFonda, Creator/JamesStewart, Creator/PaulNewman, or Creator/CaryGrant filling the role of Howard Beale. Glenn Ford, Creator/GlennFord, Creator/GeorgeCScott and Creator/GeneHackman also passed on it.
13th Oct '16 9:55:30 PM mlsmithca
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* MagnumOpus: This was Creator/SidneyLumet's personal favourite of all the films he did.
9th Oct '16 10:24:35 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* ActorAllusion: In the film, Max and Diana refer to their affair as "a many-splendored thing" - an inside joke, since Creator/WilliamHolden had starred in ''Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing'' (1955).


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* DoingItForTheArt: Peter Finch was desperate to win the role of Howard Beale once he had read the script. He even offered to pay his own airfare to New York for the screen test.


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* MagnumOpus: This was Creator/SidneyLumet's personal favourite of all the films he did.


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* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky envisioned Creator/HenryFonda, Creator/JamesStewart, Creator/PaulNewman, or Creator/CaryGrant filling the role of Howard Beale. Glenn Ford, Creator/GeorgeCScott and Creator/GeneHackman also passed on it.
** Creator/SidneyLumet claimed that he wanted to cast Creator/VanessaRedgrave in the film, but Paddy Chayefsky didn't want her. Lumet argued that he thought she was the greatest English-speaking actress in the world, while Chayefsky, a proud Jew and supporter of Israel, objected on the basis of her support of the PLO. Lumet, himself a Jew, said "Paddy, that's blacklisting!" to which Chayefsky replied, "Not when a Jew does it to a Gentile."
** Paddy Chayefsky wanted Creator/WalterMatthau or Creator/GeneHackman for Max Schumacher. Faye Dunaway wanted Creator/RobertMitchum for the part.
** Paddy Chayefsky thought of Candice Bergen, Ellen Burstyn, and Creator/NatalieWood for Diana Christensen. The studio also suggested Creator/JaneFonda, Kay Lenz, Diane Keaton, Marsha Mason, and Jill Clayburgh for the role.
9th Oct '16 10:13:44 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* RetroactiveRecognition: Amusingly, You can spot a young [[Series/LoisAndClark Perry White]] among UBS's news staff.
17th Sep '16 3:02:44 PM DrOO7
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** AFIS100Years100Movies10ThAnniversaryEdition: #64

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** AFIS100Years100Movies10ThAnniversaryEdition: AFIS100Years100Movies10THAnniversaryEdition: #64
19th Apr '16 2:07:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy: The Great Ahmed Khan (Arthur Burghardt) later played Dr. Jack Scott on ''OneLifeToLive'' and is the voice of many animated and video game characters, including Destro in the original ''[[{{WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero}} G.I. Joe]]'' cartoon series, Turbo from ''WesternAnimation/ChallengeOfTheGobots'', and [[{{VideoGame/Warcraft}} Grom Hellscream (at least in Warcraft III) and Mannoroth]].
** [[TheBridgeOnTheRiverKwai Shears]] is running the news division, and sadly watching his friend [[TheFlightOfThePhoenix Captain Harris]] go around the bend. [[Literature/ToKillAMockingbird Boo Radley]] is chairman of the board, with [[BonnieAndClyde Bonnie Parker]] in charge of the entertainment division, WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong ?
28th Feb '16 8:04:25 AM AllenbysEyes
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* CommonKnowledge: It's often claimed that a young Tim Robbins plays one of the assassins in the final scene. Robbins is on record denying this, but it's been propagated everywhere from [=IMDB=] to Turner Classic Movies.
5th Sep '15 4:46:00 PM hamza678
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** [[TheBridgeOnTheRiverKwai Shears]] is running the news division, and sadly watching his friend [[TheFlightOfThePhoenix Captain Harris]] go around the bend. [[ToKillAMockingbird Boo Radley]] is chairman of the board, with [[BonnieAndClyde Bonnie Parker]] in charge of the entertainment division, WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong ?

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** [[TheBridgeOnTheRiverKwai Shears]] is running the news division, and sadly watching his friend [[TheFlightOfThePhoenix Captain Harris]] go around the bend. [[ToKillAMockingbird [[Literature/ToKillAMockingbird Boo Radley]] is chairman of the board, with [[BonnieAndClyde Bonnie Parker]] in charge of the entertainment division, WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong ?
2nd May '15 11:21:23 PM CaptEquinox
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** [[BridgeOverTheRiverKwai Shears]] is running the news division, and watches his friend [[FlightOfThePhoenix Captain Harris]] go around the bend. [[ToKillAMockingbird Boo Radley]] is chairman of the board, with [[BonnieAndClyde Bonnie Parker]] in charge of the entertainment division, WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong ?

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** [[BridgeOverTheRiverKwai [[TheBridgeOnTheRiverKwai Shears]] is running the news division, and watches sadly watching his friend [[FlightOfThePhoenix [[TheFlightOfThePhoenix Captain Harris]] go around the bend. [[ToKillAMockingbird Boo Radley]] is chairman of the board, with [[BonnieAndClyde Bonnie Parker]] in charge of the entertainment division, WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong ?
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