David Itzkoff, Culture Reporter for the New York Times and Author, and the always inquisitive Stephen Colbert have an in depth conversation about the iconic movie ‘Network’. The discussion borders on the humorous and examines why this film is so telling of the time, and how it affected the public and the people involved, especially the writer Paddy Chayefsky.
Recorded Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Montclair Kimberley Academy
- Stephen Colbert and David Itzkoff in a brief humorous discussion about the movie Network, and why it is so iconic and such a prophetic film.
- David Itzkoff discusses with Stephen Colbert the background and beginning of the movie Network, and how writer Paddy Chayefsky developed the film into the one of a kind piece it is known as today.
- David Itzkoff and Stephen Colbert discuss the effect of anger on entertainment, and how the movie Network brought this to the forefront. How in a very subversive time, a movie let us see what anger could become.
- Stephen Colbert and David Itzkoff have a discussion about how Chayefsky truly felt about his script for Network, and the overall reception it received. Mr. Itzkoff describes the resonance that the film has had on society.
- Stephen Colbert and David Itzkoff discuss the impact that the movie Network has had on society, studio production, and the energy in the news. Mr. Colbert and Mr. Itzkoff talk about what professionals in the news industry took from this film.
- David Itzkoff and Stephen Colbert have a very frank conversation about their general feeling on the movie Network. What kind of movies at the time was Network competing against?