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Genre:Drama
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Produced By:  Fred C. Caruso, Howard Gottfried, Stanley Kubrick

Original Music Composer:  Elliot Lawrence, Wendy Carlos

Director Of Photography:  Owen Roizman, Robert Surtees, John Alcott

Editor:  Alan Heim, Sam O'Steen, Bill Butler

Directed By:  Sidney Lumet, Mike Nichols, Stanley Kubrick

Screenplay:  Paddy Chayefsky, Calder Willingham, Buck Henry, Stanley Kubrick

Casting:  Juliet Taylor, James Liggat

Production Design:  Philip Rosenberg, Richard Sylbert, John Barry

Set Decoration:  Edward Stewart, George R. Nelson

Hairstylist:  Susan Germaine, Olga Angelinetta

Costume Design:  Theoni V. Aldredge, Patricia Zipprodt, Milena Canonero

Novel:  Charles Webb, Anthony Burgess

Assistant Editor:  Bob Wyman, Gary Shepherd, Peter Burgess, David Beesley

Assistant Director:  Don Kranze, Derek Cracknell, Dusty Symonds

Sound:  Jack Solomon

Production Supervisor:  George Justin

Script Supervisor:  Meta Rebner

Makeup Artist:  Harry Maret, Barbara Daly

Hairdresser:  Sherry Wilson

Gaffer:  Earl Gilbert

Camera Operator:  George Gordon Nogle, Albert Bettcher, Ernest Day, Mike Molloy

Grip:  Richard Borland, Don Budge, Tony Cridlin

Assistant Production Design:  Joel Schiller

Hair Designer:  Sydney Guilaroff

Additional Music:  Dave Grusin

Casting Consultant:  Lynn Stalmaster

Songs:  Paul Simon

Music:  Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel

Executive Producer:  Si Litvinoff, Max L. Raab

Sound Designer:  Brian Blamey

Stunt Coordinator:  Roy Scammell

Associate Producer:  Bernard Williams

Sound Recordist:  John Jordan

Sound Re Recording Mixer:  Bill Rowe, Eddie Haben

Art Direction:  Russell Hagg, Peter Sheilds

Wardrobe Supervisor:  Ron Beck

Location Manager:  Terence A. Clegg

Construction Foreman:  Bill Welch

Property Master:  Frank Bruton

Boom Operator:  Peter Glossop

Other:  Ron Drinkwater

First Assistant Camera:  Laurie Frost, David Lenham

Chief Lighting Technician:  Frank Wardale

Electrician:  Lou Bogue, Derek Gatrell

Continuity:  June Randall

Production Accountant:  Len Barnard

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Arthur Jensen: You have meddled with the primal forces of nature, Mr. Beale, and I won't have it! Is that clear? You think you've merely stopped a business deal. That is not the case! The Arabs have taken billions of dollars out of this country, and now they must put it back! It is ebb and flow, tidal gravity! It is ecological balance! You are an old man who thinks in terms of nations and peoples. There are no nations. There are no peoples. There are no Russians. There are no Arabs. There are no third worlds. There is no West. There is only one holistic system of systems, one vast and immane, interwoven, interacting, multivariate, multinational dominion of dollars. Petro-dollars, electro-dollars, multi-dollars, reichmarks, rins, rubles, pounds, and shekels. It is the international system of currency which determines the totality of life on this planet. That is the natural order of things today. That is the atomic and subatomic and galactic structure of things today! And YOU have meddled with the primal forces of nature, and YOU... WILL... ATONE! Am I getting through to you, Mr. Beale? You get up on your little twenty-one inch screen and howl about America and democracy. There is no America. There is no democracy. There is only IBM, and ITT, and AT&T, and DuPont, Dow, Union Carbide, and Exxon. Those are the nations of the world today. What do you think the Russians talk about in their councils of state, Karl Marx? They get out their linear programming charts, statistical decision theories, minimax solutions, and compute the price-cost probabilities of their transactions and investments, just like we do. We no longer live in a world of nations and ideologies, Mr. Beale. The world is a college of corporations, inexorably determined by the immutable bylaws of business. The world is a business, Mr. Beale. It has been since man crawled out of the slime. And our children will live, Mr. Beale, to see that... perfect world... in which there's no war or famine, oppression or brutality. One vast and ecumenical holding company, for whom all men will work to serve a common profit, in which all men will hold a share of stock. All necessities provided, all anxieties tranquilized, all boredom amused. And I have chosen you, Mr. Beale, to preach this evangel.

Howard Beale: Why me?

Arthur Jensen: Because you're on television, dummy. Sixty million people watch you every night of the week, Monday through Friday.

Howard Beale: I have seen the face of God.

Arthur Jensen: You just might be right, Mr. Beale.

I don't have to tell you things are bad. Everybody knows things are bad. It's a depression. Everybody's out of work or scared of losing their job. The dollar buys a nickel's worth, banks are going bust, shopkeepers keep a gun under the counter. Punks are running wild in the street and there's nobody anywhere who seems to know what to do, and there's no end to it. We know the air is unfit to breathe and our food is unfit to eat, and we sit watching our TVs while some local newscaster tells us that today we had fifteen homicides and sixty-three violent crimes, as if that's the way it's supposed to be. We know things are bad - worse than bad. They're crazy. It's like everything everywhere is going crazy, so we don't go out anymore. We sit in the house, and slowly the world we are living in is getting smaller, and all we say is, 'Please, at least leave us alone in our living rooms. Let me have my toaster and my TV and my steel-belted radials and I won't say anything. Just leave us alone.' Well, I'm not gonna leave you alone. I want you to get mad! I don't want you to protest. I don't want you to riot - I don't want you to write to your congressman because I wouldn't know what to tell you to write. I don't know what to do about the depression and the inflation and the Russians and the crime in the street. All I know is that first you've got to get mad. You've got to say, 'I'm a HUMAN BEING, God damn it! My life has VALUE!' So I want you to get up now. I want all of you to get up out of your chairs. I want you to get up right now and go to the window. Open it, and stick your head out, and yell, 'I'M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!' I want you to get up right now, sit up, go to your windows, open them and stick your head out and yell - 'I'm as mad as hell and I'm not going to take this anymore!' Things have got to change. But first, you've gotta get mad!... You've got to say, 'I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!' Then we'll figure out what to do about the depression and the inflation and the oil crisis. But first get up out of your chairs, open the window, stick your head out, and yell, and say it: 'I'M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!'