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FILM SCRIPT Network [1976]





FILM NOTES Chayevsky [mad]


I want you people to get mad –
You don’t have to agonise or
Wait for reformers –
You just have to get mad


Initial mad idea By Paddy Chayefsky.


If you haven’t seen Network, I recommend you watch it.



Network [1976]

Facsimile script 147 pages



Network

* Script for searches – now look for how mad as hell turned out in the script


Script of the Week: Network

–in AFEKT scripts. This about page is worth a read.



The Notes Behind ‘Network’
–Thirty-five years after the release of “Network,” the unpublished notes of the writer Paddy Chayefsky document the angst and animus that he channeled into the film’s Academy Award-winning screenplay.


Read, learn, and absorb this screenwriting gem

From Cinephilia and Beyond.

This post includes Chayefsky notes which can be seen in Notes Behind ‘Network’ and adds a video extract from the film and a 14 min. interview with Chayefsky.

You don’t get a title at the top of each post in Cinephilia, but each http has a title. The side links to lots of other similar posts (check out the Haneke for example) is way down on the left.



Notes of a Screenwriter, Mad as Hell

By Dave Itzkoff, New York Times, 19 May 2011


Anchorman : ‘Mad as Hell,’ by Dave Itzkoff

Reviewed by Rob Lowe, New York Times, 13 Feb 2014



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February 15, 2014 Posted by | Network [1976], Sydney Lumet | , , | Leave a comment

FILM SCREENPLAY Pinter’s Proust





GRAPHIC SCREENPLAY Pinter-Proust




“The Past Is a Mist”: Pinter’s Proust

Christopher Richards, Paris Review, 23 Jan 2014


All the Dirty Bits of Marcel Proust, by Harold Pinter

–On stage, the English master of menace and the ponderous Frenchman find a common language in a feat of adaptation


Interesting to learn that a staged reading of Pinter’s Proust Play has been performed. My introduction to the Pinter was the BBC radio adaptation which I wrote about.


Little patch of yellow wall or a single asparagus? : Harold Pinter’s The Proust Screenplay


Little patch of yellow wall or a single asparagus? Harold Pinter’s The Proust Screenplay {2}


Later, having thought a little in general about novel or screenplay, a small post on that with a brief mention of adapting Proust, and a link to the YouTube of the BBC radio adaptation of Proust by Mike Butt.


Novel vs. Screenplay


If all this a bit too heavy or you, a soufflé of silliness and naughtiness from Monty Python:


All England Summarise Proust Competition



February 6, 2014 Posted by | Pinter, Proust | , | Leave a comment

FILM Joe Queenan’s guide to art-house cliches




A basic rule of thumb: if Jean Reno stars in a film, it is not an art-house film. If Penelope Cruz is speaking English on screen, it is not an art-house film. If she is speaking Spanish, it almost certainly is.





Joe Queenan’s guide to art-house cliches


Guardian, 20 Oct 2010



February 2, 2014 Posted by | art-house | | Leave a comment