NETWORK (1976)

(VOD) This fucking script. Paddy Chayefsky was in his fifties when he wrote this — he died six years later. You could rewrite this script word-for-word today and it’d still work.

Unfortunately, it’s hampered by a terrible sexual subplot which basically inserts Chayefsky as Dunaway’s lover, and has him repeating why she’s doomed to fail, so uh, ignore all of that, please?

“Television will never be the same.”