Definition of teleplay
: a story prepared for television production
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Tiffany reports that Serling drew inspiration in creating his teleplays from the Theatre of the Absurd, a stage movement popular in the late 1950s that tackled existential questions about the meaning of human existence.
But another interpretation positions the show as simply an engrossing teleplay about economics and masculinity and the slow creep of time strangling opportunity—both personal and national.
A framing device — set in 1975 — at the start and end of the film was added by Jessica Sharzer, who wrote the teleplay, to explain why the characters are now singing.
Their idea was to feed a neural network lots of sci-fi screenplays and teleplays to give it a feel for dialogue, setting and plot, then switch on the bot and see what came out.
Paddy Chayefsky’s teleplay Marty or the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show or New York Philharmonic conductor Leonard Bernstein’s Young People’s Concerts, or even a searing documentary like Edward R. Murrow’s Harvest of Shame.
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