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The behind-the-scenes story of the making of the iconic movie Network, which transformed the way we think about television and the way television thinks about us"I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!"Those words, spoken by an unhinged anchorman named Howard Beale, "the mad prophet of the airwaves," took America by storm in 1976, when Network became a sensation. With a superb cast (including Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, and Robert Duvall) directed by Sidney Lumet, the film won four Academy Awards and indelibly shaped how we think about corporate and media power.In Mad As Hell, Dave Itzkoff of The New York Times recounts the surprising and dramatic story of how Network made it to the screen. Such a movie rarely gets made any more--one man's vision of the world, independent of studio testing or market research.

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Dave Itzkoff

Dave Itzkoff is a culture reporter for who writes frequently about film, television and comedy. He is the author of three books including, most recently, His fourth book, , a biography of Robin Williams, will be published in May.

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