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Evolution of a Classic: Paddy Chayefsky’s Creative Path To “Network”

You may find it vaguely reassuring to know that the earliest rough drafts of even a brilliant script like “Network” were, well… rough.

This great article from the NY Times charts his creative path from his first scribbled ideas to the script that became an Oscar-winning classic. Don’t miss the multimedia sidebar that features Chafevsky’s original notes.

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This entry was posted on January 10, 2013 by in Creative Process, Film, Rewriting and tagged , , , .
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