I just watched the movie Network for the first time and it made quite the impression on me. I have heard the quote from Howard Beale before, but it is so much stronger in the context of the movie.
Howard Beale sounds like he is talking about our lives today.
Besides Beale’s impressive acting and monologues, the storyline of Max and Diana contains so many layers and references that still matter today. For instance, how Diana chooses profit over principle when one of the news anchors on the network goes mental. Instead of checking him in a psychiatric hospital, she puts him in a new show as a phrophet. Max’ disgust with the pseudo-reality that is being transmitted through tv, which today is absolutely applicable to the internet and social media. On our Facebook/Instagram/Twitter/Tumblr/whatever feed we get fragments of other people’s life, carefully chosen, which not represent their real life and yet we perceive it as reality.
Network is a 37 year old movie that has never been more timely and my guess is that it will be still relevant in 50 more years.
#mø kicked ass at #anciennebelgique #brussels !!! I even got the setlist😍👌
As women, we are taught to be tiny. To have small bodies, to never be imposing. The ideal of our gender are thin and childlike, hairless and dainty. We are defined by our bodies; defined by our control over them. We are taught to obsess over our physicality and to be repulsed by our desires and intelligences.Michelle K., The Truth About Growing Up A Woman (via rauchwolken)
We are taught to walk scared late at night. We cradle our keys between our perfectly manicured fingers, walking gracefully like a baby antelope in a herd of lions. That our virginity defines our character. That I am a frigid bitch if I do not fuck him, and a dirty slut if I do.