M. Buisman

Helpful votes received on reviews: 53% (21 of 40)
Location: Amstelveen, The Netherlands


Top Reviewer Ranking: 417,478 - Total Helpful Votes: 21 of 40
Network (Widescreen/Full Screen) <b>DVD</b> ~ Faye Dunaway
5.0 out of 5 stars We're mad as hell!, July 16 2004
'Network' should be seen together with 'EdTv' and 'The Truman Show'. They all show the effect of television on people and also what goes on behind the scenes, the eternal fight for higher ratings, no matter what it is about.
Faye Dunaway wants to try everything to get higher ratings, she is so obsessed that even life has become a scenario to her, she almost has no ties to 'normal' life anymore, everything has become a spectacle.
When a newsbroadcaster tells his audience he is going to kill himself on tv in two weeks hell breaks loose. No one cares about human life, it's all about ratings. They would go as far as they can possibly go...
The China Syndrome (Widescreen/Full Screen) <b>DVD</b> ~ Jane Fonda
This movie came out a year before the incident at Three Mile Island but it is freakishly alike.
A news-reporter is making an item at a nuclear power plant and sees an incident happening right before her eyes. The camerman (Michael Douglas) tapes it all and gives to tape to the anti-nuclear people.
First the corperation does not want to come out and says nothing has happened. One of the people working at the plant (Jack Lemmon) get regrets and wants to come out. The movie has it's highpoint in the end, in the contral room of the plant...
It is a very important movie to show to people the dangers of nuclear power plants and especially the role of human error. Still topical… Read more
Truman Show (Widescreen) <b>DVD</b> ~ Jim Carrey
Truman Show (Widescreen) DVD ~ Jim Carrey
Who would have thought that 'The Truman Show' would be entered among the great literary and movie classics ever made. Where 1984 gives a bleak look at a government who looks at everything and Brave New World about cloning, The Truman show is the premierve movie about the most horrible of all television rages in the last 10 years: Reality-TV.
But in this case Truman does not it. The awful outside world has made him into an item of fun, a person used for the amusement of others.
Are we all watchers or maybe in a way all Trumans? Trying to get out if this spectacle called life?
Deep, great, wonderfullly acted and a seminal movie.