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The Big Time (2002)

In 1948 Manhattan, a diverse group of people are committed to making the fledgling Empire Network a success. Among them: a naive young woman who's hired as a script girl; an idealistic ... See full summary »

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In 1948 Manhattan, a diverse group of people are committed to making the fledgling Empire Network a success. Among them: a naive young woman who's hired as a script girl; an idealistic programmer; and an aspiring director who hopes to make Empire "the network that takes risks and makes new stars." Then there's Empire's president, an eccentric scientist whose bride raises eyebrows at the network. Written by Schleppy

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It was the beginning of television. And they put it all on the line to get it on the air.

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A lot of fun!
8 January 2003 | by (Bracebridge Ont) – See all my reviews

This is a lot of fun for anybody but especially for anybody in the business. There is a lot of accurate television history and any number of incidents based on real events. The producers of this film obviously researched their subject well. The television equipment, the clothing, the decor and even the stock shots of 1948 New York are all perfect. Watching this film on my big screen projection TV in colour with stereo sound from a satellite dish really drives home the stunning progress of TV in the last 50 years. Yet it's not as much fun today as it was then. Thanks to the makers of this film for encapsulating some of the insane highs and good times of early tv.


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