Aaron Sorkin's most recycled lines, from Sports Night to The Social Network
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:
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