Network (1976) - How To Write Satire

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Paddy Chayefsky's 1976 film, Network, continues to be one of the most relevant films ever made. Today, I take a look at the notes Chayefsky made while writing the film to figure out how Network became Network.
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Works Cited
Buy “Mad As Hell: The Making Of Network And The Fateful Vision Of The Angriest Man In Movies,” by Dave Itzkoff.
Read some of Chayefsky’s notes yourself!
CinemaTyler’s series on the acting in Network:
Part 1:
Part 2:
Did ‘Network’ Predict The Future of Television?
Washington Post Review of “Mad As Hell” by Dave Itzkoff:
Under The Influence: Sidney Lumet and Network:
Cinephilia and Beyond - More resources about Network, Chayevsky and Lumet:
Sideny Lumet on Directing Network:
Paddy Chayefsky: The Agonies of a Screenwriter:
“Notes of a Screenwriter, Mad as Hell”
New York Times Article by Dave Itzkoff:
“Mad as Hell About What?” by Fintan O’Toole:
Paddy Chayefsky quote on art as work:
“Chill LoFi Beat (CLFB) by Divine 神聖な
“valentine” by [ocean jams]

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jonny pepperston
jonny pepperston 16 dias atrás
Satire isn't real
Alfredo Salvador Musmeci Fernández
Love the movie, ahead of its time and with a big set of balls!
Nicky L
Nicky L Mês atrás
" The American People want someone to articulate their rage for them " Donald Trump
Peter Surdo
Peter Surdo 2 meses atrás
Brilliant then and even more now.
ThePepgirl1234 2 meses atrás
I know I’m a year late, but your analysis of this film reminds me of the film Nightcrawler. Nightcrawler is the center of the news but more psychological and thrilling in my case. I didn’t do an analysis of the film.
matt brendlen
matt brendlen 3 meses atrás
Dude... you think THIS movie was prophetic? Look at Mike Judge's "Idiocracy"!
Ray Last
Ray Last 3 meses atrás
Corporations did declare war on Chile. Basically
Jeremy The Conqueror
Jeremy The Conqueror 3 meses atrás
Don't want to bring the comments section for this down to gutter-level, but there's something memorable (at least *I* remember it) about Max and Diana's love scene when even at and during her sexual climax, Diana can't stop talking about television. This was such a powerful scene, indicating borderline career obsession, that I'm surprised it hasn't been ripped-off more often. Say what you like about Chayefsky (ahem, Altered, ahem, States), but he certainly pushes the envelope of originality.
CarloisBuriedAlive 3 meses atrás
I honestly feel that this film isn’t discussed as much as other classics because the truth hurts
El Nugget Show
El Nugget Show 3 meses atrás
Fantastic :)
Luísa Bortoli
Luísa Bortoli 2 meses atrás
I think you might like this too:
Kevin Healey
Kevin Healey 3 meses atrás
If one were to marry a woman like Diana Christenson, it would be a disaster if someone like that would have children.
2012XF3 3 meses atrás
Its a good movie but its hard to digest, its way too technical and filled with jargon. Not a kind of movie for a repeat.
Paul Carkhuff
Paul Carkhuff 4 meses atrás
This movie should be remade with New World Order and 911 conspiracy. Forget the romance. Who has the balls to make that movie? No one thats who.
Einhorn is Finkel
Einhorn is Finkel 4 meses atrás
This film shows how television 📺 runs people lives without them even knowing it and it’s still going on in today’s time 🤔 That why this Film will never be remade Wake Up Sheeple!!!!!! Television & Social Media is the greatest Brainwashing Tool on this Generation and a Generation Too Come.
ACS Wu 5 meses atrás
I would say it was generation gap. Time change the idea of right is change.
IanBetween 5 meses atrás
I really really really loved this presentation of a writer's process. It's super helpful. Can you do more videos that focus on the behind the scenes process rather than the way the final result looked?
Peter Smith
Peter Smith 5 meses atrás
It's now worse than what is portrayed in Network. Citizens have been conditioned into believing everything spewed out by their favorite politicians and news media while rejecting without consideration all opposing opinions because they have been manipulated into credulously accepting the propaganda of the party-centric nationalism.
rightthinkandlove 5 meses atrás
binge worthy
rightthinkandlove 5 meses atrás
i like u buddy
Bacopa68 6 meses atrás
I thought the Max-Diana relationship was a weak link in the film. What does Max, a guy on the way out, have to offer Diana? Network is a very good movie, but this relationship subplot was its weak link.
Kilravok 8 meses atrás
Not only can any organisation adopt any ideology to serve their profits, also any organisation can become infiltrated and taken over and used by any ideology
Dredo 8 meses atrás
ckaz007 8 meses atrás
A great movie from a great screenwriter, which predicted reality tv.
EnergeticWaves 8 meses atrás
howard beale spoke the truth in opposition to a news dept head that wanted to keep the news pure, thats' what you said. makes no sense. please explain how the truth is impure.
Robert Galletta
Robert Galletta 8 meses atrás
LILProductions 9 meses atrás
weareallbronies weareallbronies
ZippoBoy ShaneShank
ZippoBoy ShaneShank 9 meses atrás
You should totally do an episode about COWBOY BEBOP, now that you've seen it. I think the characters are very well written, and would love to see some analysis.
Alexander Grable
Alexander Grable 10 meses atrás
I love the film as it contains some of the best homegrown American rhetoric - 'I'm as mad as hell and I am not going to take this anymore' 'Do you think the Soviet Politburo sits around talking of Lenin, Marx and Revolution? No they sit and discuss the price of gold and oil on the world market'
Da Pumaface
Da Pumaface 10 meses atrás
Saw it in a theatre with Bryan Cranston and it was brilliant
Ian T
Ian T 10 meses atrás
Armando León
Armando León 10 meses atrás
This movie has the best movie screenplay ever written in my opinion. Brilliant analysis and amazing video overall!
Carlos Roo
Carlos Roo 11 meses atrás
I'm an Artist and I love to make stories and I wanna do Comic Books, so this videos are help me to re-think somethings, so thank you.
kyle kelevera
kyle kelevera 11 meses atrás
so if the Network is satire, stretched as it may be, Anchorman could be tied as a satire of the Network. far-fetched? not as far as you think
urban 11 meses atrás
this helped my current work THANK you
Vilesentry 11 meses atrás
Never thought of this before, but this makes me think of night crawler. Another movie about sensationalized news media that people felt was too extreme or too unrealistic. Makes me wonder how that movie will look in another decade.
Naseem Shanboor
Naseem Shanboor 11 meses atrás
they used Israeli and american weapons(Uzi and a Revolver) to silence the protagonist in the movie :3
Ryan Czech
Ryan Czech Anos atrás
Very interesting analysis, though it only whet my appetite on the broad topic of satire itself!
fragr33f Anos atrás
I think this movie is one of the least talked about, but most relevant for our time.
Jmason247 2 meses atrás
fragr33f Absolutely. It’s the best movie I’d never heard of. Genuinely a masterpiece that doesn’t get talked about nearly as much as others. Made in 1976!
Joel Rivera
Joel Rivera Anos atrás
i'd argue that art is also work. i'd also say that writting *is* art
Kosta Jovanovic
Kosta Jovanovic Anos atrás
Learn your history, Chile wasn't chosen randomly
Ross Jennings
Ross Jennings Anos atrás
Have you ever done a video on P.T. Anderson writing?
joe Anos atrás
It's all subjective, bad writing doesn't exist.
Thucydides 6 meses atrás
I'll send my scripts to you then
joe Anos atrás
I'm mimicking him.
Kosta Jovanovic
Kosta Jovanovic Anos atrás
joshuad31 Anos atrás
wow wow wow. This is really so good.
George Lewycky
George Lewycky Anos atrás
It's coming to Broadway. I can't wait
grim Anos atrás
great video!! what do you use to tone down your S sounds?
Backyard Stranger
Backyard Stranger Anos atrás
Classic of it's time... Sydney did it had to be.
andybaldman Anos atrás
There a need for more videos about Network right now (and more people need to know about it), as it's mindblowing how prescient it was, and how accurately it descibes the current times. I assume everyone commenting here has seen it, and if so, show it to two people you know who haven't (and then have them do the same).
CommanderHuggins Anos atrás
When writing I’ve frequently had a lot of that same kind of conflict trying to figure out what the hell it is I’m making. It’s nice to see that Im not the only one questioning just about everything I’ve put to paper hehe
dalon gardner
dalon gardner Anos atrás
whats the background music?
WakaJoekoe Anos atrás
Einhorn is Finkle
Einhorn is Finkle Anos atrás
We're getting off the subject that the movie Network is still happening in today's time we do and act out as what the television tell us to do it's controlling a generation and a generation to come like it said it would we have the tube with us now all the time tablet's and smart phones we dress eat and act like the tube and the people we see on it just like Howard Beal said 🤔 and they always remake movies but they never remade this one I wonder why.
Miri W
Miri W Anos atrás
I would love to see an analysis of "The Horse Whisperer" as I think it is one of the most underrated movies of all times ;) please :D
Adithya Prakash
Adithya Prakash Anos atrás
My first video Subbed :)
camalienator Anos atrás
maybe the corporations can seduce some individuals with corrupted ideas, but not all ideologies are subject to greed...only weak minded individuals
Adam Train
Adam Train Anos atrás
God I hate this fucking movie. It would make an interesting essay but it's such a dull film. Endless overly poetic, overly dramatic monologues that take forever to say what they're trying to say. The sub-text and the allegory is thought provoking but the movie is so profoundly unentertaining
Kosta Jovanovic
Kosta Jovanovic Anos atrás
Adam Benwadr
Adam Benwadr Anos atrás
your sub count is way too low for the quality of your videos. subbed yesterday when I saw your series on the hobbit. keep up the good work.
CJ Meiko
CJ Meiko Anos atrás
So that's where System of a Down got the idea for their epic intro to the song "Sugar." It's still relevant today
Ben West
Ben West Anos atrás
Would love to see you do a video on Infinity War.
jordel2010 Anos atrás
One of my all time favorite films. I didn't know that Chayefsky had such trouble coming up with the script, so this was quite informative to me. Kudos.
weareallbronies weareallbronies
He definitely earned that oscar
Irene Raptis
Irene Raptis Anos atrás
I love your videos! please do what writers should learn from shape of water
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