The Resource Mad as hell : the making of Network and the fateful vision of the angriest man in movies, David Itzkoff

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

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Mad as hell : the making of Network and the fateful vision of the angriest man in movies
Title
Mad as hell
Title remainder
the making of Network and the fateful vision of the angriest man in movies
Statement of responsibility
David Itzkoff
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Subject
Language
eng
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"--
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Itzkoff, Dave
Dewey number
808.2/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1997.N385
LC item number
I89 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Chayefsky, Paddy
Label
Mad as hell : the making of Network and the fateful vision of the angriest man in movies, David Itzkoff
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-270) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The imposter -- Strangelove-y as hell -- A great deal of bullshit -- The daily parade of lunacies -- A storm of humanity -- Primal forces and phantasmagoria -- Corrupt and lunatic energies -- It's all going to happen
Control code
ocn844372994
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
287 pages
Isbn
9780805095692
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013018292
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)844372994
Label
Mad as hell : the making of Network and the fateful vision of the angriest man in movies, David Itzkoff
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-270) 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
The imposter -- Strangelove-y as hell -- A great deal of bullshit -- The daily parade of lunacies -- A storm of humanity -- Primal forces and phantasmagoria -- Corrupt and lunatic energies -- It's all going to happen
Control code
ocn844372994
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
287 pages
Isbn
9780805095692
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013018292
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)844372994

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