The Resource Mad as hell : the life and work of Paddy Chayefsky, Shaun Considine

Mad as hell : the life and work of Paddy Chayefsky, Shaun Considine

Label
Mad as hell : the life and work of Paddy Chayefsky
Title
Mad as hell
Title remainder
the life and work of Paddy Chayefsky
Statement of responsibility
Shaun Considine
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • That Paddy Chayefsky was the greatest writer ever to emerge from television's fabled "Golden Age" is unquestionable. But that his work for television, theatre, and film firmly places him alongside his most heralded contemporaries - Arthur Miller, William Inge, and Tennessee Williams - is the compelling thesis of Mad as Hell: The Life and Work of Paddy Chayefsky by Shaun Considine
  • In Considine's exhaustively researched biography of Chayefsky, we examine the formative roots of the only individual screenwriter ever to win three Academy Awards (for Marty, The Hospital, and Network). From his boyhood in the Bronx to his tumultuous years in Hollywood, Chayefsky emerges here as an ambitious man, devoted in his friendships, hesitant and shy in romance, yet fierce and exacting as a creative force
  • His genius for capturing the American vernacular elicited classic performances by such legends as Bette Davis, Kim Stanley, and George C. Scott, and his larger-than-life personality garnered him close relationships with such varied notables as Laurence Olivier, Elizabeth Taylor, Kim Novak, Bob Fosse, and playwright Herb Gardner. And for each friendship there also seemed to be a fight: Chayefsky's vengeful brawl with Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller, his tempestuous struggles with Edward G
  • Robinson, Burt Lancaster, Zero Mostel, and Ken Russell, and his politically charged hatred for Vanessa Redgrave are just a few of the conflicts detailed here
  • Throughout his fifty-eight years, Paddy Chayefsky was a man in search of understanding - of both himself and his changing world. Unhappily, a sense of fulfillment and of his own identity would remain beyond his grasp until his final days. His hopeful optimism in the 1950s evolved into a resolutely skeptical view of contemporary life, as he confronted in his scripts the military, the medical and television industries, and even man's relationship to God
  • In Mad as Hell, Shaun Considine gives us, at last, a full picture of a unique latter-century American genius
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Considine, Shaun
Dewey number
  • 812/.54
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3505.H632
LC item number
Z57 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
812.54 C512cz
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chayefsky, Paddy
  • Dramatists, American
  • Screenwriters
  • Motion picture authorship
Label
Mad as hell : the life and work of Paddy Chayefsky, Shaun Considine
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 405-408) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A Primer in Movie Economics
  • Upward Mobility
  • The First Oscar
  • Contention on Broadway
  • Writing the Script
  • Paddy the Producer
  • "A Real Octopus, That Man"
  • Psychiatric Assistance
  • The Tempest Continues
  • Middle of the Night: The Movie
  • The Formative Years
  • Using the Anger
  • A Decade of Adversity
  • Cudgeling Among the Literati
  • Political Gleanings
  • Chayfesky's Russian Revolution
  • Further Negation
  • Inactivity and Diversion
  • A Return to the Theatre
  • Sabotage and Betrayal in the Provinces
  • A Splendid Comeback
  • Parental Influences
  • The Hospital
  • Personal Alignments
  • Chayefsky the Activist
  • Network
  • Casting and Production
  • Behind Closed Doors
  • Tutelage and Chastisement
  • A Plethora of Proposals
  • Altered States: The Obsession Continues
  • The Titans Collide
  • Paddy Goes to War
  • The War Within
  • A Final Drama and Divulgence
  • Epitaph for a Playwright
  • The Lure of the Dream Factories
  • More Serious Intentions
  • Marty: A Television Classic
  • The Golden Age of Television
  • Marty: The Motion Picture
Control code
ocm29548164
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 426 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780679408925
Lccn
93046154
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)29548164
Label
Mad as hell : the life and work of Paddy Chayefsky, Shaun Considine
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 405-408) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A Primer in Movie Economics
  • Upward Mobility
  • The First Oscar
  • Contention on Broadway
  • Writing the Script
  • Paddy the Producer
  • "A Real Octopus, That Man"
  • Psychiatric Assistance
  • The Tempest Continues
  • Middle of the Night: The Movie
  • The Formative Years
  • Using the Anger
  • A Decade of Adversity
  • Cudgeling Among the Literati
  • Political Gleanings
  • Chayfesky's Russian Revolution
  • Further Negation
  • Inactivity and Diversion
  • A Return to the Theatre
  • Sabotage and Betrayal in the Provinces
  • A Splendid Comeback
  • Parental Influences
  • The Hospital
  • Personal Alignments
  • Chayefsky the Activist
  • Network
  • Casting and Production
  • Behind Closed Doors
  • Tutelage and Chastisement
  • A Plethora of Proposals
  • Altered States: The Obsession Continues
  • The Titans Collide
  • Paddy Goes to War
  • The War Within
  • A Final Drama and Divulgence
  • Epitaph for a Playwright
  • The Lure of the Dream Factories
  • More Serious Intentions
  • Marty: A Television Classic
  • The Golden Age of Television
  • Marty: The Motion Picture
Control code
ocm29548164
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 426 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780679408925
Lccn
93046154
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)29548164

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