Network (1976) – How To Write Satire


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Paddy Chayefsky’s 1976 film, Network, continues to be one of the most relevant films ever made. Today, I take a look at the notes Chayefsky made while writing the film to figure out how Network became Network.

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Works Cited

Buy “Mad As Hell: The Making Of Network And The Fateful Vision Of The Angriest Man In Movies,” by Dave Itzkoff. http://ow.ly/tRkv30jD64M

Read some of Chayefsky’s notes yourself!
http://ow.ly/Yf1T30jD65Q

CinemaTyler’s series on the acting in Network:
Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sjx5L5Po4yI
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2t585TgSt30

Did ‘Network’ Predict The Future of Television? http://ow.ly/z2s730jD678

Washington Post Review of “Mad As Hell” by Dave Itzkoff: http://ow.ly/BZ4d30jD693

Under The Influence: Sidney Lumet and Network: http://ow.ly/ToHo30jD6bc

Cinephilia and Beyond — More resources about Network, Chayevsky and Lumet: http://ow.ly/g00130jD6cX

Sideny Lumet on Directing Network: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_gi9iyyQxE

Paddy Chayefsky: The Agonies of a Screenwriter: http://www.unz.com/print/SaturdayRev-1981may-00020/

“Notes of a Screenwriter, Mad as Hell”
New York Times Article by Dave Itzkoff: http://ow.ly/b6Yk30jD6f2

“Mad as Hell About What?” by Fintan O’Toole: http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2018/03/08/network-mad-as-hell-about-what/

Paddy Chayefsky quote on art as work: http://ow.ly/aJwq30jD6gf

Music:

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