Altered States Script

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Director:Ken Russell
Written by:Paddy Chayefsky (Screenplay), Paddy Chayefsky (Novel)

Script Synopsis:A research scientist explores the boundaries and frontiers of consciousness. Using sensory deprivation and hallucinogenic mixtures from native American shamans, he explores these altered states of consciousness and finds that memory, time, and perhaps reality itself are states of mind.

Goddess Script

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Director:John Cromwell
Written by:Paddy Chayefsky (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:Booze, pills and loneliness mark a young actress' rise to stardom.

The Americanization Of Emily Script

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Director:Arthur Hiller
Written by:Paddy Chayefsky (Screenplay), William Bradford Huie (Novel)

Script Synopsis:During the build-up to D-Day in 1944, the British found their island hosting many thousands of American soldiers who were "oversexed, overpaid, and over here". That's Charlie Madison exactly; he knows all the angles to make life as smooth and risk-free as possible for himself. But things become complicated when he falls for an English woman, and his commanding officer's nervous breakdown leads to Charlie being sent on a senseless and dangerous mission.


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Director:Delbert Mann
Written by:Paddy Chayefsky (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:Marty, a butcher who lives in the Bronx with his mother is unmarried at 34. Good-natured but socially awkward he faces constant badgering from family and friends to get married but has reluctantly resigned himself to bachelorhood. Marty meets Clara, an unattractive school teacher, realising their emotional connection, he promises to call but family and friends try to convince him not to.

The Hospital

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Director:Arthur Hiller
Written by:Paddy Chayefsky (Writer)

Script Synopsis:A suicidal doctor struggles to find meaning in his life while a murderer stalks the halls of his hospital.

Paint Your Wagon

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Director:Joshua Logan
Written by:Alan Jay Lerner (Musical), Alan Jay Lerner (Screenplay), Paddy Chayefsky (Adaptation)

Script Synopsis:A Michigan farmer and a prospector form a partnership in the California gold country. Their adventures include buying and sharing a wife, hijacking a stage, kidnapping six prostitutes, and turning their mining camp into a boom town. Along the way there is plenty of drinking, gambling, and singing. They even find time to do some creative gold mining.


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Director:Sidney Lumet
Written by:Paddy Chayefsky (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:When veteran anchorman Howard Beale is forced to retire his 25-year post because of his age, he announces to viewers that he will kill himself during his farewell broadcast. Network executives rethink their decision when his fanatical tirade results in a spike in ratings.