Notes of a Screenwriter, Mad as Hell

In 1976, Sidney Lumet’s Network hit the big screen and forever cemented the words, “I’m as Mad as Hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore” into the American conscious. That sentiment resonated in a nation that was born from political rebellion and still resonates to this day. Thirty five years later, the New York Times looks at the notes from Network’s screenwriter Paddy ChayefskyRead More

RIP: Typewriter 1867 – 2011

From their invention in 1867 through much of the 20th century, typewriters were indispensable tools for many authors and businessmen. By the end of the 1980s, however, word processors and personal computers largely displaced typewriters in the settings where they previously had been ubiquitous in the western world. Although typewriters remain in use in some areas of the world, the world’s last typewriter factory—Godrej and Boyce—closed in April 2011 in Mumbai.Read More

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