||07-14-2012 02:43 AM
Originally Posted by bdmartin134
What is everyone's take on Broadcast News? I've been checking some reviews out and Amazon and imdB seem to be almost opposite. I just blind bought it during the sale for like $12, I like Albert Brooks and Hunter as well. Is it too 80's (cheese), or is it what most on Amazon have said, being an adult-smart comedy with rewatchability factors? I always keep my blindbuys wrapped just in case I get buyers remorse, but would love to hear others opinions on the film.
I took a few of the strong opinions for Double Life of Veronique on this board and picked that up too, but I'm more confident in that buy cause I dig atmospheric, stylized films.
You can add my opinion to those strongly in favor of Broadcast News.
Criterion's blu-ray was a major upgrade over the old Fox DVD, which had been in my collection for years.
The picture is a cornerstone of not only 80s cinema but American film in general and is easily one of the best films of its genres (which include, first and foremost, movies about the news media, but also dramas, comedies and even romance). It keeps good company with the likes of Network, All the President's Men
and Sweet Smell of Success.
The supplements on the Criterion release are also quite informative and nearly as interesting as the feature itself.
So, peel off that shrinkwrap and enjoy.