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Dave Itzkoff

Mad as Hell

The Making of Network and the Fateful Vision of the Angriest Man in Movies

Times Books 2014

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Clearly prophetic, “Network” was a controversial film that was reviled by television studios and networks, yet became one of the best films of its...

Clearly prophetic, “Network” was a controversial film that was reviled by television studios and networks, yet became one of the best films of its time. Dave Itzkoff, culture reporter for The New York Times, has written a great overview of writer Paddy Chayefsky’s fight to hold on to his vision, particularly against major pushback from many groups.