Aaron Sorkin steals from his favorite writer: A supercut

The post-Newsroom tidal wave of angry Twitter buzz reached a fever pitch yesterday with the release of a seven-minute video which cuts across Aaron Sorkin’s career — his TV shows and movies like The American President and The Social Network — and presents an array of recycled dialogue. I guess it could seem like a damning argument for Sorkin’s self-plagiarism, but it’s more fun as a portrait of the peculiar nature of the writer’s dialogue. Anyhow, keep in mind: For a few years there, Sorkin was writing, like, 100 pages of script per week, most of it dialogue intercut with relentless use of the stage direction, “He says, with a wry smile.” He’s really quite something! Watch the clip:

Follow Darren on Twitter: @EWDarrenFranich

Read more:
This just in: HBO’s ‘Newsroom’ ratings
10 Signs You’re Watching an Aaron Sorkin TV Show
‘The Newsroom’ premiere review: Did Aaron Sorkin’s new HBO series make you mad as hell, or happy as a clam?
‘The Newsroom’: Watch first episode online

Latest Videos

Advertisement

TV Recaps

Powered by WordPress.com VIP