Tag Archives: Paddy Chayefsky

The Books: “Middle of the Night” (Paddy Chayevsky)

Next in my Daily Book Excerpt: Next play on the script shelf is from my collected stage plays of Paddy Chayefsky: Middle of the Night. I touched on it a bit yesterday. Middle of the Night is a really simple … Continue reading

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The Books: “Marty” (Paddy Chayevsky)

Next in my Daily Book Excerpt: Next play on the script shelf is one of the plays from my collected screenplays of Paddy Chayefsky: included in The Collected Works of Paddy Chayefsky: The Television Plays Paddy Chayefsky has always been … Continue reading

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Sidney Lumet: Faye Dunaway in Network

Excerpt from Making Movies: Sidney Lumet: When we did Network, Paddy Chayefksy knew what he wanted. After all the difficulties in getting the picture OK’d, I knew he was in no mood for any rewrites demanded by stars. I’d heard, … Continue reading

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Sidney Lumet: The “Rubber-Ducky” School of Drama

Excerpt from Making Movies: Sidney Lumet: In the early days of television, when the “kitchen sink” school of realism held sway, we always reached a point where we “explained” the character. Around two-thirds of the way through, someone articulated the … Continue reading

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