Friday, August 06, 2010
Jeremy Irons: Mad As Hell
To promote its new campaign addressing world hunger, 1billionhungry.org, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Administration has chosen actor Jeremy Irons to appear in a video evoking a raging take off on newsman Howard Beale (played by the late Peter Finch pictured above) in the classic 1976 film Network.
The UN campaign is an online petition for governments to address the problem of world hunger. Signatories can track their impact as friends sign up via Facebook and Twitter. And in the promotional video for the petition, Irons urges us in the Network tradition to go to our windows and scream "I'm mad as Hell, and I'm not going to allow 1 billion people to go hungry."
Interesting stuff, as well as nostaligic for many of us.
Check out the video clip here and let your own voice be heard: