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Author Itzkoff, Dave.

Title Mad as hell : the making of Network and the fateful vision of the angriest man in movies / David Itzkoff.

Publication Info. New York : Times Books, Henry Holt and Company, 2014.

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Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    812 Chayefsky,P ITZ    Available
 PAS Allendale Branch Non-Fiction    808.23 ITZ    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    808.23 ITZ    Available
Edition First edition.
Description 287 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-270) and index.
Summary ""I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!" Those words, spoken by an unhinged anchorman named Howard Beale, "the mad prophet of the airwaves," took America by storm in 1976, when Network became a sensation. With a superb cast (including Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, and Robert Duvall) directed by Sidney Lumet, the film won four Academy Awards and indelibly shaped how we think about corporate and media power. In Mad As Hell, Dave Itzkoff of The New York Times recounts the surprising and dramatic story of how Network made it to the screen. Such a movie that rarely gets made any more - one man's vision of the world, independent of studio testing or market research. And that man was Paddy Chayefsky, the tough, driven, Oscar-winning screenwriter whose vision - outlandish for its time - is all too real today. Itzkoff uses interviews with the cast and crew, as well as Chayefsky's notes, letters, and drafts to recreate the action in front of and behind the camera at a time of swirling cultural turmoil. The result is a riveting account that enriches our appreciation of this prophetic and still-startling film. Itzkoff also speaks with today's leading broadcasters and filmmakers to assess Network's lasting impact on television and popular culture. They testify to the enduring genius of Paddy Chayefsky, who foresaw the future and whose life offers an unforgettable lesson about the true cost of self-expression"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Chayefsky, Paddy, 1923-1981 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Network (Motion picture)
ISBN 9780805095692 hardback
0805095691 hardback

 
    
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