History Creator / AaronSorkin

22nd Feb '18 1:19:36 PM Aquila89
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* BasedOnATrueStory: His last five screenplays are all adaptations of nonfiction books.
2nd Feb '18 2:42:52 AM Jhonny
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%%* DearNegativeReaderDearNegativeReader: The "Lemon Lyman" subplot on Series/TheWestWing as well as Will [=McAvoy's=] defense of his GOP bonafides on Series/TheNewsroom are seen as responses to criticism his writing gets. He also likes to make points about people on the Internet being nasty



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%%* RousseauWasRightRousseauWasRight With very few exceptions both his characters and his plotlines are highly idealistic and even when people get screwed over they don't lose the faith in humanity



* 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"

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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 MajorGeneralSong and to say nothing of the fact that every second resume ends with "and I'm never ever sick at sea"
2nd Feb '18 2:40:07 AM 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 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

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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 also has an odd fondness for names like Donna, Dana, Danny and so on and likes the them 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
1st Feb '18 7:52:40 AM Cryoclaste
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-->"I think your work has a tendency to be long-winded and cynical, I think you have trouble handling exposition, you take forever to introduce the inciting action, and all your female characters talk and act as if they've just stepped off TheLoveBoat."

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-->"I think your work has a tendency to be long-winded and cynical, I think you have trouble handling exposition, you take forever to introduce the inciting action, and all your female characters talk and act as if they've just stepped off TheLoveBoat.Series/TheLoveBoat."
14th Jan '18 10:06:46 AM nombretomado
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He had a well known on/off relationship with KristinChenoweth for several years.

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He had a well known on/off relationship with KristinChenoweth Creator/KristinChenoweth for several years.
10th Jan '18 6:44:19 PM pepsimax
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* ''Film/MollysGame'' (2017) [[note]]also directorial debut[[/note]]
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16th Aug '17 12:59:26 PM Folamh3
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* UncreditedRole:[[invoked]]He was a script doctor for several films, including ''Film/SchindlersList'', ''Film/TheRock'', ''Film/{{Bulworth}}'' and ''Film/EnemyOfTheState''.

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* UncreditedRole:[[invoked]]He UncreditedRole:[[invoked]] He was a script doctor for several films, including ''Film/SchindlersList'', ''Film/TheRock'', ''Film/{{Bulworth}}'' and ''Film/EnemyOfTheState''.
16th Aug '17 12:58:31 PM Folamh3
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* UncreditedRole: He was a script doctor for several films, including ''Film/SchindlersList'', ''Film/TheRock'', ''Film/{{Bulworth}}'' and ''Film/EnemyOfTheState''.

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* UncreditedRole: He UncreditedRole:[[invoked]]He was a script doctor for several films, including ''Film/SchindlersList'', ''Film/TheRock'', ''Film/{{Bulworth}}'' and ''Film/EnemyOfTheState''.
16th Aug '17 12:58:03 PM Folamh3
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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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"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''. Newsroom''.
** Someone put together [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S78RzZr3IwI two]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jeuV3xXxUc supercuts]] of phrases or lines he's used in multiple works.
16th Aug '17 12:56:31 PM Folamh3
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Aaron Benjamin Sorkin (born June 9, 1961) is an American screenwriter, producer and playwright. He's the man behind ''Series/Studio60OnTheSunsetStrip'', ''Series/SportsNight'', ''Series/TheNewsroom'' and ''Series/TheWestWing''. His scripts have many distinctive traits, including a dialogue style known for timing and finesse that has garnered the moniker "Sorkinese". His shows are also notorious for characters [[WalkAndTalk walking down hallways]] while [[{{Exposition}} expositing]] at high speed.

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Aaron Benjamin Sorkin (born June 9, 1961) is an American screenwriter, producer and playwright. He's the man behind ''Series/Studio60OnTheSunsetStrip'', ''Series/SportsNight'', ''Series/TheNewsroom'' and ''Series/TheWestWing''. His scripts have many distinctive traits, including a dialogue style known for timing and finesse that has garnered the moniker "Sorkinese". His shows are also notorious for characters [[WalkAndTalk walking down hallways]] while [[{{Exposition}} expositing]] at [[MotorMouth high speed.speed]].
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