Sidney Lumet / US, 1976 / 121 min.
Network, about a newsreader obsessed with viewing figures, proved a particularly prescient prediction of how news programmes started to slide ever more towards entertainment, populism and spectacle. Sidney Lumet’s film inspired Ivo van Hove to create the play of the same name. See the exhibition All About Theatre About Film.
All About Theatre About Film
Film and theatre influence each other continuously. To celebrate that relationship between the two worlds, Eye has invited stage director Ivo van Hove and scenographer Jan Versweyveld to compile an exhibition.