Network

I wanted everyone, every man, woman or child to realize that they had a choice. I wanted them to know that they have the right to get angry, to get mad. They have the right to say to themselves, to each other, to the world at large, that they had worth, they had value. The speech wrote itself, because that was Beale’s battle cry for the people. 1

~Paddy Chayefsky on Howard Beale’s “Mad as Hell” speech. [Read more…]

  1. Considine, Shaun. Mad as Hell: the Life and Work of Paddy Chayefsky. Lincoln, Neb.: IUniverse.com, 2000. Print. Link.

Good Will Hunting

Good Will Hunting Screenplay Analysis

It’s rare when twenty-something actors write something so well received, let alone so profitable. Orson Welles did it with Citizen Kane. 1 Peter Fonda did it with Easy Rider. 2 Sylvester Stallone did it with Rocky. Matt Damon and Ben Affleck did it with Good Will Hunting.
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  1. Orson’s co-writer, Herman Mankiewicz, was in his forties and Citizen Kane initially failed to recoup its investment.
  2. Peter’s co-writers Dennis Hopper and Terry Southern were in their thirties and forties.

Good Will Hunting

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Network

Network Screenplay Howard Beale

I’ve heard every line from that film in real life. 1

~Gore Vidal about Network

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  1. Considine, Shaun. Mad as Hell: the Life and Work of Paddy Chayefsky. Lincoln, Neb.: IUniverse.com, 2000. Print. Link.