Sorkinisms: A “Tribute” to Aaron Sorkin? (VIDEO)

June 27, 2012

Critics seem to be more up in arms about this than in support of it (I’m talking about HBO’s NEWS ROOM, created by Aaron Sorkin) but I’m gonna hop out on a ledge here and say I thoroughly enjoyed the show. Anyway, someone strung together a video of Sorkin’s characters being, well, Sorkin-esque, and I figured I’d share. To me, it’s reflective of someone being very good at something (dialogue, plot, etc) and staying with what he knows while trying to renew different genres. I tip my hat.

What say you?

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Ksekolla July 21, 2012 at 10:04 am

Such a great scene. What I like about Sorkin is how hard he tries to be fair. He’s a unabashed liarebl, which is fine, but when you watch his shows, you don’t often see the arrogance toward the other side. Half my friends and loved ones are raging Liberals and half raging conservatives. I think they’re all crazy, but I also recognize that not everyone is always wrong. (Or right.) Sometimes two different sides can be right for completely different (and even opposite!) reasons. I like that Sorkin tries to be respectful of that, especially in The West Wing. Come to think of it, that’s what I like most about you, Sparky. You pretty much have two left feet, but I rarely hear the derision in your words, at least amongst the folk. Everyone thinks to get along you must be moderate. Nope. You just have to recognize that other folks are intelligent too, and whatever life-long process brought them to their opinions, they should at least be listened to. Long live Aaron Sorkin, and long live Sparky Duck!

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