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  • awardskel
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    #539137

    thoughts?

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    CoolioD1
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    #539139

    Network. Maybe my favorite screenplay ever.

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    babypook
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    Pretty hard to come close to your top four. Pick any one of them.

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    Trent
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    Tie between Annie Hall and Network.

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    Chavel Dion Dixon
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    My pick would be Network, but my personal favorite is The Exorcist. The movie would not be have as good without that great script and it won an Oscar. All these were nominated for an Oscar, save for Jaws, which I love.

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    Anthony
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    There are some good choices here (I would have included Casablanca, Pulp Fiction, among a few others) but of this list, I would consider:

    Annie Hall, Chinatown, and Network….and I think if only for the fact that it seemed so outlandish but Mr. Chayefsky basically predicted how TV would somewhat become is eerie, but it is still a brilliant satire that, despite being too flowery (case in point, Beatrice Straight’s monologue), is a classic example of great dialogue and a classic ironic and modern Shakesperean serio-comic/tragedy.

    So, Network got my vote with Annie Hall close behind.   

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    Anthony
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    While I would have included movies like Casablanca and Pulp Fiction, among a few others on this list, there are a few here that stand out:

    Annie Hall, Chinatown, Jaws, Network, and Young Frankenstein.

    But if only for being a modern-day Shakesperean-esque serio-comic/tragedy almost borderlining that of a massive ancient Greek play, Network is a true classic. It gets my vote.

    Close behind is Young Frankenstein and then Annie Hall.       

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    Duke Silver
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    Out of this list, either Network or The Exorcist. 

    My personal choice would be Dr. Strangelove, though.  

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    awardskel
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    There are some good choices here (I would have included Casablanca, Pulp Fiction, among a few others) but of this list, I would consider:

    Annie Hall, Chinatown, and Network….and I think if only for the fact that it seemed so outlandish but Mr. Chayefsky basically predicted how TV would somewhat become is eerie, but it is still a brilliant satire that, despite being too flowery (case in point, Beatrice Straight’s monologue), is a classic example of great dialogue and a classic ironic and modern Shakesperean serio-comic/tragedy.

    So, Network got my vote with Annie Hall close behind.   

     
    I would have added so many more films. I stuck with the 70s…threw in those scripts that I feel get the most attention…

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    While Network is possibly my favorite movie ever and a better movie than my choice, I must say that All the President’s Men’s script is better and my choice. Chayefsky’s script is astonishingly good, but I feel that Goldman did what Sorkin did with The Social Network. He took a ho-hum topic and made it riveting. All the President’s Men and Network both held my complete and undivided attention for their complete runtimes, but All the President’s Men had less to work with, especially when you take into consideration how incredibly boring I found Frost/Nixon, a film that is about generally the same topic, though the two films approach the situation from decidedly dissimilar, and polar opposite chronologically, points of entry. I mean, come on, All the President’s Men was an absolutely pulse-pounding thriller about newspaper reporting.

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    Carbon Based Lifeform
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    NETWORK has the best screenplay. But out of all the films cited, I’d say THE EXORCIST and CHINATOWN are my favorites, although every film on the list is great.

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