Mad as Hell: The Making of Network and the Fateful Vision of the Angriest Man in Movies - Dave Itzkoff

The heart of David Itzkoff's fascinating Mad As Hell is the film "Network" and its author, Paddy Chayefsky, a writer whose message is as relevant today as ever. A perpetual outsider, he used the mediums of television and film to expose our greater societal ills and lacerate his own pet peeves. Itzkoff portrays Chayefsky as one who respected and honored his fellow man (women often proved an anathema to him), but distrusted and openly attacked the institutions they created and used to enslave each other. Paddy Chayefsky was an iconoclast and with "Network" he and his collaborators displayed unparalleled foresight into what the medium of television and the Evening News was, where it was going, and where it is today.

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$22.00
ISBN: 9781250062246
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Published: Picador - March 3rd, 2015