History Creator / AaronSorkin

29th Sep '16 6:13:51 AM mlsmithca
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Other projects include a ''Film/SteveJobs'' biopic and a film based on the scandals of the John Edwards presidential campaign. The {{Creator/HBO}} TV series ''Series/TheNewsroom'', starring Jeff Daniels premiered in 2012 and ended with a shortened final season in December 2014. Unlike several of his other TV projects, the Newsroom was not canceled by the network and he also wasn't thrown out (as happened on the West Wing) but he thought the story and characters did not provide material for more seasons. Sorkin has since stated in interviews that he does not want to write anything but theater and feature length movies in the future, explicitly citing that his MagnumOpus the West Wing is a ToughActToFollow.

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Other projects include a ''Film/SteveJobs'' biopic and a film based on the scandals of the John Edwards presidential campaign. The {{Creator/HBO}} TV series ''Series/TheNewsroom'', starring Jeff Daniels premiered in 2012 and ended with a shortened final season in December 2014. Unlike several of his other TV projects, the Newsroom ''The Newsroom'' was not canceled by the network and he also wasn't thrown out (as happened on the ''The West Wing) Wing'') but he thought the story and characters did not provide material for more seasons. Sorkin has since stated in interviews that he does not want to write anything but theater and feature length movies in the future, explicitly citing that his MagnumOpus the West Wing MagnumOpus, ''Series/TheWestWing'', is a ToughActToFollow.
22nd Aug '16 12:02:58 PM Jhonny
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* SignatureStyle: Machine gun fast dialogue. Comedic repetition. Casual {{ShoutOut}}s by the metric ton. Tall, smart, sexy, sassy women who give as good as they get. Characters who veer oh-so-close to cynicism, only to come back to hope and idealism. Extremely liberal world view (at least by US standards). He includes common criticisms of his writing style in his short play ''Hidden in this Picture''; a film director tells his Sorkin-proxy screenwriter the following

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* ShoutOut: You'd be surprised how many references to Gilbert and Sullivan he can cram into his works. Outright quoting the songs, an episode on Studio 60 centered around a MajorGerneralSong and to say nothing of the fact that every second resume ends with "and I'm never ever sick at sea"
* SignatureStyle: Machine gun fast dialogue. Comedic repetition. Casual {{ShoutOut}}s by the metric ton. Tall, smart, sexy, sassy women who give as good as they get. Characters who veer oh-so-close to cynicism, only to come back to hope and idealism. Extremely liberal world view (at least by US standards). He also has an odd fondness for names like Donna, Dana, Danny and so on and likes the shouted across the room. He includes common criticisms of his writing style in his short play ''Hidden in this Picture''; a film director tells his Sorkin-proxy screenwriter the following
22nd Aug '16 11:59:38 AM Jhonny
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* SpeechCentricWork

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* SpeechCentricWorkSpeechCentricWork Sorkin has stated that he went to the theater before he really understood what was going on there but liked the sound of the dialogue. And it shows in his work, well read characters rattling off complex thoughts - often on politics - with a handful fo author catchphrases thrown in here and there. He also defied the common wisdom that speeches don't work in scripted TV.
22nd Aug '16 11:56:43 AM Jhonny
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Other projects include a ''Film/SteveJobs'' biopic and a film based on the scandals of the John Edwards presidential campaign. The {{Creator/HBO}} TV series ''Series/TheNewsroom'', starring Jeff Daniels premiered in 2012 and ended with a shortened final season in December 2014.

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Other projects include a ''Film/SteveJobs'' biopic and a film based on the scandals of the John Edwards presidential campaign. The {{Creator/HBO}} TV series ''Series/TheNewsroom'', starring Jeff Daniels premiered in 2012 and ended with a shortened final season in December 2014.
2014. Unlike several of his other TV projects, the Newsroom was not canceled by the network and he also wasn't thrown out (as happened on the West Wing) but he thought the story and characters did not provide material for more seasons. Sorkin has since stated in interviews that he does not want to write anything but theater and feature length movies in the future, explicitly citing that his MagnumOpus the West Wing is a ToughActToFollow.
22nd Aug '16 2:14:15 AM Aquila89
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* ''Film/{{Jobs}}'' (2015)

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* ''Film/{{Jobs}}'' ''Film/SteveJobs'' (2015)
31st Mar '16 8:05:17 AM Jhonny
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* FoxNewsLiberal

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* FoxNewsLiberalFoxNewsLiberal: His political bias in favor of the US left tends to show and he has been accused of writing figures who disagree with him politically badly. He has written some characters deliberately to address this in character, most notably (moderate Republican) Will Mc Avoy in The Newsroom, who is accused in the series of being a "Republican in name only"
31st Mar '16 1:35:32 AM TrollBrutal
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* ''Film/{{Moneyball}} (2011)

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* ''Film/{{Moneyball}} ''Film/{{Moneyball}}'' (2011)
31st Mar '16 1:35:16 AM TrollBrutal
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* ''SeriesStudio60OnTheSunsetStrip'' (TV, 200607)

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* ''SeriesStudio60OnTheSunsetStrip'' ''Series/Studio60OnTheSunsetStrip'' (TV, 200607)



* ''Film/SteveJobs2015'' (2015)

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* ''Film/SteveJobs2015'' ''Film/{{Jobs}}'' (2015)
31st Mar '16 1:34:45 AM TrollBrutal
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!!Penned Works
* ''Film/AFewGoodMen'' (1992)
* ''Film/{{Malice}}'' (1993)
* ''Film/TheAmericanPresident'' (1995)
* ''Film/TheRock'' (1996, uncredited)
* ''Film/{{Bulworth}}'' (1998, uncredited)
* ''Series/SportsNight'' (TV, 1998-2000)
* ''Series/TheWestWing'' (TV, 1999-2006)
* ''SeriesStudio60OnTheSunsetStrip'' (TV, 200607)
* ''Film/CharlieWilsonsWar'' (2007)
* ''Film/TheSocialNetwork'' (2010)
* ''Film/{{Moneyball}} (2011)
* ''Series/TheNewsroom'' (TV, 2012-2014)
* ''Film/SteveJobs2015'' (2015)

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20th Mar '16 12:53:35 PM HBICece
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* AuthorCatchphrase: "What Kind Of Day Has It Been" is the title for many of his finale episodes, including ''The West Wing'', ''Sports Night'', and ''The Newsroom''.
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