Or so it seemed when I watched “Broadcast News” for the first time since its 1987 release.
The William Hurt/HollyHunter/Albert Brooks film holds up terrifyingly well.
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From IMDb’s memorable quotes:
Bill Rorich: This is a brutal layoff. And all because they couldn’t program Wednesday nights.
Paul Moore: You can make it less brutal by knocking a million or so off your salary… Bad joke, I’m sorry.
[after Paul fires one of his workers]
Paul Moore: Now, if there’s anything I can do for you…
Employee: Well, I certainly hope you’ll die soon.
Aaron Altman: [at the television] A lot of alliteration from anxious anchors placed in powerful posts!
Paul Moore: It must be nice to always believe you know better, to always think you’re the smartest person in the room.
Jane Craig: No. It’s awful.
I, of course, will assume the role of Jane Craig in that last scene.