Movies on the Big Screen as They Were Meant To Be Seen.
Dir: Sidney Lumet
Director Sidney Lumet helmed this vitriolic dissection of network television from Paddy Chayefsky’s Oscar-winning script. Peter Finch won a posthumous Oscar as Best Actor for his performance as Howard Beale, the fired news anchorman who goes "mad as hell" on nationwide TV. Faye Dunaway (Oscar winner for Best Actress) is the new creative honcho who angles to exploit Beale’s madness to boost ratings.
Director Michael Winner’s dazzling (but rarely screened) satire of Young London features Michael Crawford (pre-“Phantom of the Opera”) and Oliver Reed as a pair of rich, freewheeling brothers making the rounds of posh parties. Their anarchic spirit gets the better of them - and a string of increasingly elaborate pranks results in their making off with the Crown.
In Michael Winner’s comedic critique of commercialism, advertising hotshot Andrew Quint (Oliver Reed) quits his high-paying job and begins anew at a small literary magazine. But Andrew soon realizes that expunging everything from his past – including his wife and multiple mistresses - is a tricky task. With Orson Welles, Marianne Faithfull and Carol White.