The Notes Behind ‘Network’

Thirty five years after Network (1976) was released in theaters, The New York Times feted its famous screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky. That article was notable also for the interactive features that were added to the write-up.


On its website, the paper included previously unpublished notes that Chayefsky made when drafting his Academy Award-winning screenplay. These notes were not posted as straightforward text documents or illustrations, but were annotated using Document Cloud software. The result is an interesting interactive presentation of these documents, which is not only engaging but also offers useful additional information in a user-friendly format.