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Broadcast News

(DVD - 2010 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Broadcast News


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A caustic inside look at the Washington news media, stars Holly Hunter in her breakout role, as a feisty television producer torn between an ambitious yet dim anchorman and her closest confidant, a cynical veteran reporter. James L. Brooks' witty, gently prophetic entertainment is a captivating transmission from an era in which ideas on love and media were rapidly changing.
Title: Broadcast news
[videorecording (DVD)]
Publisher: [New York] :, Criterion Collection,, 2010.
Edition: Director-approved two-DVD special ed.
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (132 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Accompanying material may vary.
Special features: New, restored high-definition digital transfer; new audio commentary on Brooks career in television and film; deleted scenes and an alternate ending, with commentary by Brooks; new video interview with veteran CBS new producer Susan Zirinsky; featurette containing on-set footage and interviews; original theatrical trailer; booklet featuring an essay by film critic Carrie Rickey.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1987.
Contents: disc 1. Feature film
disc 2. Special features.
Summary: A caustic inside look at the Washington news media, stars Holly Hunter in her breakout role, as a feisty television producer torn between an ambitious yet dim anchorman and her closest confidant, a cynical veteran reporter. James L. Brooks' witty, gently prophetic entertainment is a captivating transmission from an era in which ideas on love and media were rapidly changing.
Audience: MPAA rating R.
ISBN: 1604653701
9781604653700
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Report This Feb 23, 2014
  • NightGoat72 rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

This lame mix of diluted Woody Allen and mainstream rom-com is one of the most confounding additions to the Collection. Sure, William Hurt is a stud and Albert Brooks is funny. That ain't enough.

Take two rival TV reporters: one handsome, one talented, both male. Add one producer, female. Mix well and watch the sparks fly.

Report This Jan 26, 2010
  • GailRoger rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I love the writing and I adore Holly Hunter in this. One of the few films that admits that women actually wear pantyhose instead of topless stockings.

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