Broadcast News*

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Broadcast News*

  • 1987 ----- color ----- 127 min ----- dvd
  • (Written and directed by James L. Brooks, with William Hurt, Albert Brooks, Holly Hunter) Holly Hunter plays a network news producer who, much to her chagrin, finds herself falling for pretty-boy anchorman William Hurt. He is all glamour without substance and represents a hated shift from hard news toward packaged "infotainment," which Hunter despises. Completing the triangle is Albert Brooks, who provides contrast as the gifted reporter with almost no presence on camera. He carries the torch for Hunter; she sees merely a friend. Shows remarkable insight into the people who make television. [Letterboxed] (Restricted to use on University of Washington campuses only)
  • Topics: (Communications, Motion Pictures: Features)