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Network - National Theatre

Network is a show that is born out of the Oscar winning 1976 film of the same name, that ‘highly articulate attack on the demoralisation and dehumanisation of American life as exemplified by the crude commercialisation of television news’. 648 more words

Network @ National Theatre: Sex, Lies and Videotape

I’m writing my notes for this in a pad that’s leaning on a book about genocide, in between seminars after my fourth coffee of the day – just in case you were wondering how third year’s going. 1,134 more words

Plays

Bryan Cranston thinks we should give Kevin Spacey and Harvey Weinstein a second chance

Speaking to the BBC in an interview on Tuesday, Bryan Cranston gave what will probably turn out to be an entirely unpopular opinion on Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey, admitting that he believes there is a possible road back for both disgraced Hollywood figures. 374 more words

Culture

Review Round Up: Network, National Theatre

Michelle Dockery and Bryan Cranston star in Lee Hall’s adaptation of Network, and directed by Ivo Van Hove. Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews here:  702 more words

News

Network, National Theatre

The question when adapting Paddy Chayefsky’s blistering attack on ‘70s television news and the media’s propensity toward sensationalism and exploitation, is one of relevance. Does the story of Howard Beale, “the mad prophet of the airwaves”, still speak to us in an age when we curate our own content and imagine we’re no longer beholden to the commercial imperatives of media conglomerates with a monopoly on our attention? 460 more words

Reviews

On Bryan Cranston and being tired.

In case you missed it, last night Bryan Cranston had some choice words to say about the Weinstein/Spacey scandals. Essentially, he stated that in the future, there is room for forgiveness for them. 717 more words

Bryan Cranston Believes 'There May Be A Way Back' For Kevin Spacey And Harvey Weinstein

As more and more survivors of sexual harassment, misconduct and abuse step forward to speak out about their experiences, questions linger about what the true consequences will be for the men in power that are alleged to have engaged in this behavior. 445 more words

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