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The Collected Works of Paddy Chayefsky: The Screenplays Volume 2: The Hospital, Network, Altered States

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In many ways Chayefsky's work has melded the diametrically opposed concepts of the studio driven era of the '50s with the emergence of the new Hollywood in the '60s and '70s. Starting in television, Chayefsky made an impact with his 1953 teleplay Marty starring Rod Steiger. (A film version was later done in 1955 with Ernest Borgnine that won Best Picture, Actor, Director and Screenplay.) This collection covers the end of his career, when he was using his unpretentious eye to explore such topics as medical reform, mass-media culture (with a surprising hint at television's current obsession with reality TV), and the psychedelic religious experience. The three screenplays that make up this collection, The Hospital, Network, and Altered States, comprise a thoroughly engrossing cross-section from one of Hollywood's most sagacious writers.
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In many ways Chayefsky's work has melded the diametrically opposed concepts of the studio driven era of the '50s with the emergence of the new Hollywood in the '60s and '70s. Starting in television, Chayefsky made an impact with his 1953 teleplay Marty starring Rod Steiger. (A film version was later done in 1955 with Ernest Borgnine that won Best Picture, Actor, Director and Screenplay.) This collection covers the end of his career, when he was using his unpretentious eye to explore such topics as medical reform, mass-media culture (with a surprising hint at television's current obsession with reality TV), and the psychedelic religious experience. The three screenplays that make up this collection, The Hospital, Network, and Altered States, comprise a thoroughly engrossing cross-section from one of Hollywood's most sagacious writers.
Recommended by Tavis, Powells.com

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

A collection of screenplays by this brilliant writer. Includes: The Hospital, Network, and Altered States.

Review:

"Applause Books has done an enormous service in compiling this set of Chayefsky's work, most of which has been long out of print." Library Journal

Review:

The Hospital:
"A lacerating black comedy. You may die laughing." New York Daily News

Review:

Network:
"A blazing, blistering indicment by the brilliant Chayefsky...sprawling, hilarious, literate and breathtaking!" Rex Reed, The Daily News

Review:

Altered States:
"Chayefsky's fable speaks loud and clear....Feverish, exhilarating and downright scary....The mind boggles." Newsweek

Product Details

ISBN:
9781557831941
Author:
Chayefsky, Paddy
Publisher:
Applause Theatre & Cinema Book Publishers
Introduction:
Schlesinger, Arthur Meier, Jr.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
American
Subject:
Film - General
Subject:
Film - Screenwriting
Subject:
Motion picture plays
Subject:
Film & Video - Screenwriting
Subject:
Motion picture plays, American
Subject:
Film and Television-Screenwriting
Series:
Collected Works of Paddy Chayefsky
Series Volume:
CL10
Publication Date:
20000231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
344
Dimensions:
8.29x5.31x.70 in. .85 lbs.

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Product details 344 pages Applause Theatre & Cinema Book Publishers - English 9781557831941 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

In many ways Chayefsky's work has melded the diametrically opposed concepts of the studio driven era of the '50s with the emergence of the new Hollywood in the '60s and '70s. Starting in television, Chayefsky made an impact with his 1953 teleplay Marty starring Rod Steiger. (A film version was later done in 1955 with Ernest Borgnine that won Best Picture, Actor, Director and Screenplay.) This collection covers the end of his career, when he was using his unpretentious eye to explore such topics as medical reform, mass-media culture (with a surprising hint at television's current obsession with reality TV), and the psychedelic religious experience. The three screenplays that make up this collection, The Hospital, Network, and Altered States, comprise a thoroughly engrossing cross-section from one of Hollywood's most sagacious writers.

"Staff Pick" by ,

In many ways Chayefsky's work has melded the diametrically opposed concepts of the studio driven era of the '50s with the emergence of the new Hollywood in the '60s and '70s. Starting in television, Chayefsky made an impact with his 1953 teleplay Marty starring Rod Steiger. (A film version was later done in 1955 with Ernest Borgnine that won Best Picture, Actor, Director and Screenplay.) This collection covers the end of his career, when he was using his unpretentious eye to explore such topics as medical reform, mass-media culture (with a surprising hint at television's current obsession with reality TV), and the psychedelic religious experience. The three screenplays that make up this collection, The Hospital, Network, and Altered States, comprise a thoroughly engrossing cross-section from one of Hollywood's most sagacious writers.

"Review" by , "Applause Books has done an enormous service in compiling this set of Chayefsky's work, most of which has been long out of print."
"Review" by , The Hospital:
"A lacerating black comedy. You may die laughing."
"Review" by , Network:
"A blazing, blistering indicment by the brilliant Chayefsky...sprawling, hilarious, literate and breathtaking!"
"Review" by , Altered States:
"Chayefsky's fable speaks loud and clear....Feverish, exhilarating and downright scary....The mind boggles."
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