Notes About "Network"

Network is an unparalleled skewering of American television and society.  It was released in 1976, and although slight aspects of the film seem a little dated today, the film’s heart still beats strongly, and says a lot about today’s television that Paddy Chayefsky could only imagine . . . and successfully, I might add.
The New York Times has an article all about Chayefsky’s preliminary notes for Network and they give an amazing insight to a writer’s creative process.  I don’t know if this material is enough to make a book out of, but I’d love to read it.
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2 thoughts on “Notes About "Network"

  1. It is true the “watergate/nam” adventures inspired people to mindlessly stare at the tube without understanding the confusion or anger building in the news. Once Nixon waves his V-sign before leaving, double knit and disco took over like a commercial. And news, like your fiction, will present the message in whatever form the PEOPLE want. Marketing 101

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  2. Mr. Beale would be speechless today after viewing the Donald's tasteless and pointless show, and would drop dead after getting a load of Fox Noise.
    It's like the weather: give it time; it will get worse.

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