|Network (1976)/ Sidney Lumet|
"And the film is an unremitting and unforgiving depiction of the frailty and feebleness of human greed. It is not as much a statement on humanity, as it is on its complete imperfection. It is as great a tribute to the force called circumstance as will ever be committed to film. It is a film less about failure as about how the forces conspire to bring it about. By relocating the jigsaw pieces of the traditional bank heist film, Lumet ensures that it is not a crime caper that you watch, but a tragedy. In the world of his film, no one is a criminal, but everyone is a victim; at the hands of fate."
an excerpt I contributed about 'Before the Devil Knows You're Dead' to Indian Auteur