Aaron Benjamin Sorkin (born June 9, 1961) is an Academy and Emmy award winning American screenwriter, producer, and playwright, whose works include A Few Good Men, The American President, The West Wing, Sports Night, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Charlie Wilson's War, The Social Network, and Moneyball.
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The Newsroom Season 1 is now available on Blu-ray with HBO Select and DVD. Order now:
"The thing is, outside of Saudi Arabia I’m raising you in possibly the world’s worst place to raise a young woman. I’m raising you in Hollywood". Aaron Sorkin to his Daughter
The Newsroom Season 1 is another great series created by Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing). I give it a 8/10. Great actors (Emily Mortimer & Dev Patel), great director and a story line that entertains, challenges and educates at the same time.
"Develop your own compass, and trust it. Take risks, dare to fail, remember the first person through the wall always gets hurt." ~Aaron Sorkin
"You insist government is depraved for not legislating against what we can see on the news stands, or what we can see in an art exhibit, or what we can burn in protest, or which sex we're allowed to have sex with, or a woman's right to choose, but don't you dare try and regulate this deadly weapon I've concealed on me." -Aaron Sorkin
"I'm too old to be governed by the fears of dumb people." Thank you Aaron Sorkin for my new life quote.
Anybody ever witnessed a miracle? Not the parking space, you should have gotten up early but your boss was late anyway kind of miracle.. but the flatlined call your loved ones then all of a sudden we can't explain what just happened kind of I might have to run down Pennsylvania Ave. kind of miracle... There's nothing quite like it. I wish that experience for all who.are open and receptive... Amen!!!
Apparently it's not an Aaron Sorkin show unless ceiling plaster falls on somebody's desk early in the season.
Re-watching the first season of Newsroom. Aaron Sorkin is a genius.
Q&A with Aaron Sorkin and the cast of the Newsroom, with a sneak preview of Season 2. Amazing!
finally found The Newsroom. why can't Aaron Sorkin write ALL tv? or at least have his own channel.
Aaron Sorkin and the cast of newsroom are 20 feet from me!
I love many things about New York City, but the fact that its public schools are often forced to privately raise funds just to keep their most important facilities up and running is not one of them. The East Village’s excellent Neighborhood School needs to raise $40,000 to keep its library on its f...
Nilofer Merchant suggests a small idea that just might have a big impact on your life and health: Next time you have a one-on-one meeting, make it into a "walking meeting" -- and let ideas flow while you walk and talk.
New TV on DVD: The Newsroom (Aaron Sorkin at his Aaron Sorkin-est, feeding long lefty tirades to Jeff Daniels) and House of Cards (David Fincher directs Kevin Spacey as a Shakespearean villain on Capitol Hill). Good stuff. Hours of excuses to stay in side when it's hotter'n hades out.
What shows or movies do you like, and why?
Premiere The Newsroom Season 2 - Sunday July 14th, 2013 From the mind of Aaron Sorkin, creator of The West Wing and screenwriter of The Social Network and Mo...
Tomorrow my long-awaited franchise movie is coming out...Before Midnight! My expectations for it are completely ridiculous. I've recently rewatched the first two movies and I am so giddy for this. Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy walk and talk so well, I am no longer attributing that to Aaron Sorkin. If this meets expectations, are we all cool with calling this the best trilogy ever? Yes? Great.
Speaking to pages I wish I could DISLIKE, "order season 1 of the Newsroom" No Thanks! Try displaying a female character that isn't a hairline close to having a nervous breakdown let alone one who acts like she's already there and I'll give it another shot! :(
Beef Products Inc., the South Dakota-based boneless-lean-beef giant that is suing ABC News for $1.2 billion over "pink slime" reports that allegedly have caused the company harm, has experienced a small legal success. On Wednesday, against ABC's opposition, a federal judge remanded the case to South...
'West Wing' season 2 episode 4 exchange between Leo McGarry and Ainsley in his office is TV gold.
The words in scripts and plays are often what we think of saying soon after an experience and wish we could've said in real time in real life.
Marathoning The West Wing and The Newsroom. I should probably be less serious than I am when I say that Aaron Sorkin is convincing me to get a law degree.
Release Date Set for jOBS Biopic Open Road Films has pinned August 16, 2013 as the release date for its upcoming biopic jOBS starring Ashton Kutcher. Directed by Joshua Michael Stern and written by Matthew Whiteley, jOBS details the major moments and defining characters that influenced Apple co-founder Steve Jobs (Kutcher) from 1971 to 2001. (This is not to be confused with the other Steve Jobs movie penned by Aaron Sorkin.) jOBS also stars Josh Gad, Dermot Mulroney, Lukas Haas, J.K. Simmons and Matthew Modine.
I just feel like saying today that I love Aaron Sorkin. I'm so glad he makes amazing shows for me. :)
Movies are notoriously difficult at every stage of production, from finding a director to casting, even location scouting can cause delays. "Fifty Shades of Gre
Whenever I walk very quickly and talk at the same time I feel like I'm on an episode of 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit'
Finished watching The Newsroom. Why does Aaron Sorkin insist on serving me unconvincing love stories in every show he does?
Ashton Kutcher’s Steve Jobs biopic finally gets release date It’s the news we’ve all been waiting to hear! The Steve Jobs biopic starring Ashton Kutcher, has been given a release date at long last. Jobs, having thankfully ditched its original title of “jOBS”, will arrive in the US on 16th August. The movie, directed by Joshua Michael Stern, also stars James Woods, Matthew Modine and J.K. Simmons and follows the rise of Steve Jobs from college dropout to CEO and creative driving force of the world’s most profitable tech company. It hasn’t received a particularly encouraging reception from critics, current boasting just 43 percent positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes (although that’s based on only seven reviews). Jobs is only one of two upcoming biopics about the late Apple founder. The other (as yet untitled) is being written by The West Wing and The Social Network scribe Aaron Sorkin, and will reportedly consist solely of three 30-minute sections, each based on a different Apple product lau ...
The newsrooms is ridiculous, Aaron Sorkin you did it again.
Just watched the original Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. HOLY BANANAS (if bananas could be holy) was it Good!
Time for some NEWSNIGHT. Ah...that delicious, Aaron Sorkin-ey, goodness.
I think socializing on the Internet is to socializing what reality TV is to reality. ~ Aaron Sorkin The more I watch of his writing, the more I'd put him right up there with Joss Whedon. I think those two should get together and do Star Trek. Or maybe they should each have a go at it and we'll see which one we like best. What do you think?
I mean this with pure and simple sincerity-- I love my job, and shows written by Aaron Sorkin explain why.
Why have I waited this long to start watching the TV show "The West Wing"??? This show is perfect for me!!! .where have you been all my life?!?!
I've decided that my life's goal is to write something--anything--that makes Aaron Sorkin smile and perhaps chuckle midly
Do you think there's a room at The Smithsonian for those that never even tried? --Aaron Sorkin
The most honest 3 minutes of T.V history you will ever see. when this man explains why America is NOT the greatest country in the world:
I like The Newsroom a lot- especially because they seem to put an obscure musical theatre reference in every episode.
"If you're dumb, surround yourself with smart people. If you're smart, surround yourself with smart people who disagree with you." - Aaron Sorkin
With the surplus of quality series currently on cable television, there are also the notable names and personalities behind them -- “Mad Men” and Matthew Weiner, D.B. Weiss and “Game of Thrones,” Aaron Sorkin and “The Newsroom.” All are articulate, enjoyable, and insightful, and thanks to the coming...
FILM JOBS ON AUGUST 16! The Wrap reports that Ashton Kutcher's film "Jobs" will now debut on August 16 in the United States. The film, which premiered at the Sundance Music Festival in late January to mixed reviews, had been scheduled for an April 19 wide release, but was delayed. Five Star Institute's Mark Hulme financed and produced the movie, which Open Road acquired in a service release deal prior to this year's Sundance Film Festival, where "Jobs" was the closing night film. Both sides decided to wait and create proper buzz before releasing "Jobs" rather than rush the movie out so soon after Sundance. By opening after most summer blockbusters (Sony's "Elysium" is the last major title on Aug. 9) rather than mid-April, "Jobs" now stands a better chance to succeed and distinguish itself in the marketplace. "Jobs", which stars Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs and Josh Gad as Steve Wozniak, is one of several Jobs-related films in the works or already released. Back in April, rumor site Funny or Die released a ...
Sir Richard Branson,Rick Steves,Aaron Sorkin,Michael Phelps,Barack Obama,Michael Bloomberg and the list goes on Forbes 500 just a few ganja smokers on the list
Got the air con into the window, got the first disc of Newsroom in the dvd. Mmmm. This is good.
I am going to the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences tomorrow for An Evening with "Newsroom". All of the cast and Aaron Sorkin are going to be there on a panel. Diana cannot go so I have an extra ticket. It starts at 7:30pm but we need to be there earlier. Would be great if we could carpool from the South Bay. Send me a message if you want to go!
“If you feel that strongly about something, you have an obligation to try and change my mind.” ~ Aaron Sorkin
The Newsroom is Aaron Sorkin casting people to play him so he can talk to himself the entire episode... I would personally consider that a compliment
HBO presents a series from the fertile mind of Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network) and executive produced by Sorkin, Scott Rudin and Alan Poul. Smart, topical, humorous and highly entertaining, The Newsroom takes a behind-the-scenes look at a high-rated cable-news program at the fictional ACN Network,...
Thanks to the invaluable Ace of Spades for pointing me to this wonderful trailer for season two of HBO's unintentional comedy, The Newsroom: Did you catch that? On Planet Sorkin, circa 2011, th
Following its premiere at the Sundance film festival and a subsequent delay in its theater release, Open Road Films reportedly announced today that jOBS, the biopic of Apple co-founder ...
If American Republicans can have an actor as a President... ... why not Martin Sheen as a Democrat nominee? Simply from The West Wing he would probably be better prepared than some recent Presidents! (For bonus points, bring Aaron Sorkin on as a policy advisor.)
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Clip from Season 1 Episode 8 of HBO's: The Newsroom Snipped a couple parts that dealt with AWM and how the point being made relates to it. But a good clip no...
I remember the stories of great men and women and their inspiring political speeches that would uplift a nation. Today, I turn on the TV to find our Prime Minister rallying the country under the flag of abortion. Is it not depressing that the milestone of our 'enlightened' century is how easy we have made aborting a child in the womb?
That moment when you don't know if you like The Newsroom because you see the B train subway station in the backdrop, or because in two important characters are Columbia graduates, or because it was created by Aaron Sorkin.
I've decided it's official, Aaron Sorkin is psychic, that or he works for the NSA. In Sports Night, which is based around Keith Olbermann during his time at ESPN, Sorkin was writing scenes that started happening to Olbermann in real life. In The West Wing, though the episodes were not written by Sorkin, a minority was elected President, and in 2008 it happened! In The Newsroom, Sorkin writes of metadata gathering by the NSA. And now we find out about PRISM!
Aaron Sorkin demonstrates his prescience in a scene where White House staffers discuss a potential Supreme Court nominee: "It's not just about abortion, it's about the next 20 years. In the '20s and '30s it was the role of government. '50s and '60s it was civil rights. The next two decades are going to be privacy. I'm talking about the Internet. I'm talking about cell phones. I'm talking about health records and who's *** and who's not. And moreover, in a country born on the will to be free, what could be more fundamental than this?" -- episode 9 of The West Wing -- first aired in 1999
TINA FEY has got me laughing at a woman alone on an elevator choking on a breath mint.
THIS is why I am a teacher. "Education is the silver bullet. Education is everything. We don't need little changes. We need gigantic monumental changes. Schools should be palaces. The competition for the best teachers should be fierce. They should be making six-figure salaries. School should be incredibly expensive for government and absolutely free of charge to its citizens, just like national defense." Aaron Sorkin In honor of school starting tomorrow. Bring it on, baby!
If you haven't seen The Newsroom I highly suggest watching an episode. If you watched The West Wing then this will be a continuation of your love for Aaron Sorkin and if you haven't then this will be a fantastic introduction to a sensational writer who makes the BEST tv shows
For a long time now, I've wanted to watch real news on TV. Getting it today in back-to-back episodes of HBO's News Hour. Aaron Sorkin, you bloody genius.
best series on the air today. Aaron Sorkin is the best writer out there!!!
Hey everyone, I need some help from all the TV and movie experts out there. I'm looking for an office appropriate video clip that I can show in a leadership program I teach. The clip needs to be of a leader sharing their vision with others. It should be inspirational, it should use metaphors and similes, and it should rally people together for a common purpose. Any ideas?
I'm currently developing a very detailed proposal whereby Aaron Sorkin will write and produce ALL of my daily conversations with people. (He must work for union scale, right?) Now I just need a good casting director.
I don't say Aaron Sorkin caused the IRS targeting-- I say his psychosis did. A psychosis shared by millions of hardcore left-liberals. Such as the president.
Decided to relax for an hour by watching an old episode of The Sopranos on HBO. I'd forgotten how great this series was -- a phenomenal cast, plot, the whole thing.
Give me Netflix suggestions because I would rather watch TV than plan my future.
I just started watching The Newsroom. I'm only on Season 1, Episode 3. I can already tell it's going to be a great show. It has the feel of The West Wing, which makes sense since both were created by Aaron Sorkin. I'm looking forward to playing catch up on this show and then watching it from here on out.
Has anyone seen the new season of Newsroom? I was so disappointed by the first one and am hesitant to try again. Anyone?
Maybe Obama just wanted to make next season's "Newsroom" more exciting...
Okay got season one of 'The Newsroom' set for the night.
Random fact of the day: Fort Wayne's own Philo Farnsworth, the inventor of television, was inspired by a farmer's plowing of a field - the parallel rows giving him the idea of 'scanning' a picture.
What do you look for in a TV show? (Seemingly random question...but actually, your thoughts are really helpful.)
Just how intense is it to script out an episode for The Newsroom with a two week deadline? "I'm very active when I'm writing. It's very physical. I'm walking around acting out the parts. . .I take about six showers a day because I find them really refreshing, and I think well in there and I put on clean clothes and I feel like I'm getting a fresh start. I like to drive around in my car and listen to music. ~Aaron Sorkin via The Writer July
Join us at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, July 6, 2013, as Holly Atkinson, editor with Samhain Publishing, tells us what this popular publisher is looking for. Since she can remember, Holly Atkinson's professional ambition has revolved around fiction editing. She was fortunate to receive her first taste in editing when she was thirteen and wrote copy for a local realtor show. In 2008, Holly graduated from Missouri State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in English, specializing in Creative Writing. Her first real job in the literary world came in the role of line editor for Lyrical Press. In 2011, she joined Mundania Press as a content editor and finally landed her dream job at Samhain Publishing in 2012. Holly describes herself as the quintessential book nerd. In her spare time, she writes erotic romance under a pen name, though she hopes to produce more mainstream works in the future so the more conservative members of her family can read her work. She lives in Missouri with her husband, loves to travel, and g ...
I just corrected Aaron Sorkin re: a piece of West Wing trivia while listening to his audio commentary for THE NEWSROOM pilot.
I just need a download of the first 10 minutes of the Pilot to put on my ipod and watch over and over again :P
Created by Aaron Sorkin. With Emily Mortimer, Jeff Daniels, John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill. A news anchor's life is stirred up when he's forced to work with a new team of colleagues.
"Donot forget that you are a citizen of this world ,and there are things you can do to lift the human spirit ,things that are easy ,things that are free ,things that are you cannot do every day ,civility ,respect ,kindness , character."-Aaron Sorkin
Watch "The Newsroom" season 1, episode 8. I'm becoming either skeptical that Edward Snowden actually knows something and is instead aping a TV show, or a believer that Aaron Sorkin has inside contacts within the NSA.
Aaron Sorkin accepting for Jane Fonda: "Was this an elaborate plot to get a roomful of critics to hand me an award for NEWSROOM?"
Had the pleasure of running into both Aaron Sorkin and Chuck Lorre at the Critics Choice Television Awards and they are both so gracious.
Aaron sorkin is a prophet. He accurately predicted the West Wing events to come true and now the newsroom with the nsa secret monitoring. He knows all
Found complete sets of all seven series of The West Wing at our local council library. Has there been television of this quality before or since? Great plots, sparkling dialogue, rounded characters who are both fallible and noble and real issues explored. Bring it back!
Ok people! I need a new show to watch! Put in here your favorite show, and a line describing it. Shows that I like: Dexter, BSG, HIMYM, Community, Californication, Adventure Time, Supernatural, I could go on, but this gives you a general idea.
Moderate Republican cable news anchor blasts the extreme right and The Tea-Party
Alright I can't help but wonder what all the fuss is about NSA surveillance now. For one, hasn't this been public knowledge for years? Secondly, when will the media actually dig up some examples of abuse within the NSA (if I recall Snowden has no idea what sort of safeguards are in place in terms of "targeting" someone). There can be a discussion about the necessity of the program, or whether or not it should actually be legal, but all this talk about black helicopters and dogs is just hysteria and impedes any rational discussion.
if we liberals can't always stand side-by-side to get the job done, we can at least not tear each other down. We've got plenty of enemies to do that.
There's a cop parked next to my house, can anyone tell me *** is going on? . oh wait, sorry... I thought I was posting in Newschaser.
Well, Season 3 Game Of Thrones is done. Guess I'll have to get ready for. THE NEWSROOM, which kicks off Season 2 on July 14.
I’ve been thinking a lot about shame lately. It’s a key reason Julie started SoberMommies -- to help erase the shame and stigma associated with addiction. It’s why when Julie asked me to participat...
My Daughter has been waiting for this as well, we are Aaron Sorkin fans.
2 things. Firstly, TED Global is in Edinburgh right now, like 200 meters from my office, which is fairly awesome; secondly, I'm not sure if someone already brought this up, but didn't Aaron Sorkin kind of predict the whole NSA PRISM thing in the first series of HBO's The Newsroom?
With deep regret, I have to say I did something really, really stupid: I bought the first season of The Newsroom. I had seen and loved the first episode, but both the second and third episode were some of the worst television that I have seen in ages. Besides being ridiculously self-righteous and pompous, the second and third episode are also the most amateurish productions that I ever paid for. What gives? What happened to the great writing of West Wing? How can such a talented crew make such trash?
aaargh. all my tv series are finishing. Help me find something new to watch please!!! I love things like Freaks and Geeks, My name is earl, The Middle, peep show, and also dramas like greys anatomy, call the midwife. (dont like downton abbey). Ideas??
IMBD says that the Rock's Script was polished by *** Clement & Ian La Frenais, Aaron Sorkin & Quentin Tarantino! Quite a list.
We're seeking a few MORE good men! Several roles are still available in our next production, Aaron Sorkin's courtroom drama A Few Good Men! Rehearsals are currently in progress Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays in Beacon, NY with an exceptional cast of talented local actors. Performances will be July 19th-21st at the Ritz in Newburgh. Anybody interested in any of the below roles should contact director Edward Gibbons-Brown A.S.A.P., as the roles will be filled as quickly as possible... first come, first serve! Please email hatmakersatticor call (845) 475-4392 for more information. Roles still available are: LANCE CORPORAL HAROLD DAWSON. 18-25. One of two Marines on trial for complicity in the death of a fellow Marine. LT. J.G. SAM WEINBERG. 30-45. One of three members of the defense team. A lead role for a strong actor with good comedic timing. LT. JONATHAN JAMES KENDRICK. 30-50. A division leader at Guantanamo Bay, crucially involved in the events that lead to the death. A very interesting role with lots ...
Another great Drama Showrunners roundtable from with Kevin Williamson, Matt Weiner, Aaron Sorkin, DB Weiss
I hope Aaron Sorkin gets first dibs at writing the script for the Grumpy Cat movie.
I've said it often, but I sure do miss 80's James Cameron. What we need for Abrams is Aaron Sorkin or Nicholas Meyer.
Something came to mind today, a piece of dialogue from one of my favorite movies, "The American President", written by Aaron Sorkin and directed by Rob Reiner. Statement: People want leadership… and in the absence of genuine leadership, they'll listen to anyone who steps up to the microphone. They want leadership. They're so thirsty for it they'll crawl through the desert toward a mirage, and when they discover there's no water, they'll drink the sand. Reply: ... People don't drink the sand because they're thirsty. They drink the sand because they don't know the difference.
I rewatched The American President. Forgot how good it is. Also, Rob Reiner and Aaron Sorkin, I did not know this.
On this day in 1795, Josiah Bartlett, a New Hampshire Patriot and signatory of the Declaration of Independence who also served as the state's governor and Supreme Court chief justice, dies. Over 200 years later, writer Aaron Sorkin resurrected the name Josiah Bartlet [sic] as a former New Hampshire governor and current Democratic president of the United States, played by Martin Sheen, in an award-winning television series, The West Wing. The historical Josiah Bartlett began life in Amesbury, Massachusetts, in 1729 and his career as a physician in Kingston, New Hampshire, in 1750. Four years later, Bartlett married his cousin, Mary, who already shared his surname; together they had 11 children. All of the couple's surviving sons and grandsons became physicians like Josiah. By 1765, Bartlett had become active in colonial politics, serving in the New Hampshire legislature from 1765 to1775, when he became a member of the soon-to-be revolutionary Continental Congress. In 1776, Bartlett signed the Declaration o ...
You know, when you've lost Maureen Dowd, you've lost... Aaron Sorkin too.
Some thing never go out of style and Hollywood dish is one of them. Lovers of vintage gossip delight, a classic tale of glamorous misdeeds is back in print after two decades. Life At The Marmont by Raymond Sarlot and Fred Basten has a new life, partly because Aaron Sorkin has announced plans to turn...
Love this Aaron Sorkin screenwriting guide: "How to Write an Aaron Sorkin Script", by Aaron Sorkin via
It's Aaron Sorkin weekend !! Intend to watch A Few Good Men, Charlie Wilson's War, Moneyball and Social Network. Best screenwriter in World.
My best friends and I, only fight in public in the faint hope that someone comes along to cast us in something that Aaron Sorkin might do
Finally caved in and bought the complete boxed set. Don't normally get TV box sets but I just had to for Aaron Sorkin's genius.
Btw, who wrote dialogues for KJo's short? So witty and razor-sharp like from a Aaron Sorkin script.
My greatest desire in life is: an Aaron Sorkin drama about running Starfleet.
Chris Nolan, Matthew Weiner, Aaron Sorkin….just the people who make my favorite movies, screenplays, and tv shows.
I need Sam Seaborn and Toby Zielger on my team to write this commencement speech. Better yet, Aaron Sorkin.
He's seen it, he likes it. As does Aaron Sorkin, for that matter.
I love how strong the women on this show are (even the evil ones). Aaron Sorkin, I hope you're taking notes.
It's a Friday night and I should want to go out and drink with my friends but all I want to do is stay in and watch Aaron Sorkin shows.
I believe that being a is merely a lifelong effort to become a tenth as good as Aaron Sorkin.
Or you should watch something else that Aaron Sorkin has lovingly created.
Oh sweet, it's my old bus friend Bloated Aaron Sorkin
Decisions are made by those who show up. - Aaron Sorkin
That was a reference to David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin's 2010 hit film The Social Network starring Jesse Eisenberg and Justin Timberlake
Finally got to watch The Newsroom - Aaron Sorkin on fire again. So much good tv out there.
The Farnsworth Invention, the stage play by Aaron Sorkin, has opened at North High, and runs through Sunday.
"You're a group of incredibly well educated dumb people" Aaron Sorkin's Syracuse Commencement Speech 2012
I'm starting to see similarities in Aaron Sorkin characters episodes
Author and trend-spotter Douglas Rushkoff says humans are living in the present more than ever before. But he isn't talking about a serene Zen-like state of being in the moment. Instead, thanks to mobile devices and other technology, 'presentism' is characterized by a constant state of distraction,…
If I had one wish it would be that all Conservatives were written by Aaron Sorkin.
"Nothing has done more to make us dumber or meaner than the anonymity of the Internet." - Aaron Sorkin
Reminds me, you seen The American President? Aaron Sorkin film pre-West Wing. Really interesting to see what lead to the series.
Watched the first two episodes of Newsroom. I like it, though I can see the political agenda of Aaron Sorkin coming out in it.
Whilst Aaron Sorkin can be corny, I do like the cut of his jib (yes, a nice jib cut). Good ranty dialogue
"Don't ever forget that a small group of thoughtful people can change the world, it's the only thing that ever has." - Sorkin
I would watch The American President 2: Permission Structures, but only if Aaron Sorkin wrote it and Michael Bay directed it.
How to Save the Life of Any Meeting "Aaron Sorkin made the walk-and-talk famous by using it as a device on screen."
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You might like these, making a similar point:
Good take on why Sorkin's Presidents are good at romance but suck at politics sorry, Maureen Dowd.
Fictional war room *lost* votes MT Aaron Sorkin fantasy is unfair... to Sorkin
Saying is stuck in an Aaron Sorkin fantasy is unfair... to Aaron Sorkin.
Toby: All right. It couldn't have gone far, right? Sam: No. Toby: Somewhere in this building...is our talent. - Aaron Sorkin
Living in DC, i can say this is entirely accurate. | Things Aaron Sorkin Forgot To Tell Me via
or maybe you can put a question mark between wrong and Aaron Sorkin to get the answer..!! :|
Came home to Hannah voluntarily watching an Aaron Sorkin show. I have never been so proud.
Thought I saw Aaron Sorkin at the airport but it was just someone else getting busted with crack in their carry-on…
I will,I don't know why I didn't ,I didn't realize how good Aaron Sorkin was.Did I tell you i really like his writing ;)
No, Aaron Sorkin (from A Few Good Men) ...he wrote the first four seasons. was in the latter seasons
Not to mention Aaron Sorkin's insane ability to write some of the best dialogue ever for the screen. Doesn't disappoint.
.which is never wrong, says Quentin Tarantino & Aaron Sorkin both did re-writes
My hair is thicker than the plot of an Aaron Sorkin screenplay
My goal is to eventually speak as if my life were written by Aaron Sorkin.
It's like... if Aaron Sorkin drank a lot and liked hookers instead of pointless intellectual banter.
Aaron Sorkin co-wrote it. That's why the real enemy is the US government
Aaron Sorkin, Martin Sheen, and John Spencer at the 4th Annual
Josh Lyman is my newest spirit animal. Or, rather, most characters played by Bradley Whitford in Aaron Sorkin shows are my spirit animals.
Best show on TV. Aaron Sorkin so very much inspires me as a writer.
I was told by show creator Aaron Sorkin that Jane Fonda has some terrific scenes in the upcoming season of The Newsroom as the boss of fictional ACN Network! She still rocks!!! Loved her as a kid! Love her now!
Ballsy words...met Sorkin and Daniels today.
That's Aaron Sorkin's voice your hearing through Jeff Daniels. The world is catching up to the US. :( Change is the new normal.
Shane Black, like Aaron Sorkin, is both the best and worst example for writers to read.
And that was Aaron Sorkin at the 2000 WHCD. The West Wing shoutout by Bill Clinton. No Jed Bartlet though :p
Watching A Few Good Men for the first time because I'm 64% sure that Jack Nicholson, Rob Reiner, and Aaron Sorkin are demi-gods.
Who is gaming's answer to the following; Lena Dunham, Aaron Sorkin, Kevin Spacey, Guy Fieri, David Cage
Oooh Oliver Platt on the West Wing as the only person in the world who realizes that everyone speaks like Aaron Sorkin and is unimpressed.
i hope Obama is about to drop the hammer on the US Senate with an epic, Jed Bartlet / Aaron Sorkin style evisceration
Aaron Sorkin is so stoked right now.
Yes! The ramp up to that is so strong. Aaron Sorkin and Martin Sheen. Amazing.
Aaron Sorkin's is returning to later this year - and here's the first trailer
Just how into Presumed Innocent was Aaron Sorkin when he was making the West Wing? Two actors plus Raul Julia looking like Ron Silver.
An Audio Assault movie written by Aaron Sorkin starring Bradley Whitford as me and Richard Schiff as Joe
Sorkinism & Aaron Sorkin's work on The Newsroom actually represents American Exceptionalism at its finest.
Is Josh Malina related to Aaron Sorkin? Bit of nepotism going on there, maybe?
PRT Enter for a chance to meet Aaron Sorkin on the set of
Aaron Sorkin is amazing and Bradley Whitford is quite possibly my favourite actor.
all I can think about during history class, at the moment, is Aaron Sorkin and Charlie Wilson's War.
I think what I would like now would be for Martin Sheen, Aaron Sorkin & Bradley Whitford to take me out to dinner. Yes. That would work.
2. You already have three husbands you are very devoted to. Their names are Aaron Sorkin, Jay Gatsby, and Binge Eating.
Quiet night in watching studio 60 and remembering the brilliance of Matthew Perry, Bradley Whitford and Aaron Sorkin...
New spoof Jobs biopic on way: Forget Ashton Kutcher and Aaron Sorkin. The next...
You, Eduardo Saverin and Aaron Sorkin have that in common. Not bad company though.
Forgot about the Mark Harmon bit on the West Wing and now I'm bawling. Thanks a lot, Aaron Sorkin.
When is Aaron Sorkin going to collaborate with Greg Daniels and get Sam Seaborn/Chris Trager to run for president?!
Has anyone ever compared Aaron Sorkin's writing to David Hare's writing? I know who wins that competition by a landslide but no hints.
Even in a baseball movie, Aaron Sorkin's only black character is David Justice.
It's easier for an African-American to get into North Korea than into an Aaron Sorkin show.
I'm going to need Aaron Sorkin to do a West Wing spinoff where Sam Seaborn runs for President, as foreshadowed in S3 E15. Thanks.
Hey Friends, We Open Tonight at Santa Rosa Junior College. Good seats still available. I know that some of you will be there tonight or at one of the shows during our short run. We have a great show to present to you. Hope to see you at the Burbank Auditorium. A Few Good Men by Aaron Sorkin Directed by Laura Downing-Lee As provocative today as when it premiered in 1989, this explosive play inspired the Oscar-nominated film starring Tom Cruise. Set in our nation's capitol, this fast-paced military drama grapples with hard-hitting questions of duty, honor and ethics as three young lawyers represent two Marines accused of a hazing death at Guantanamo Bay. Award-winning writer Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing, The Social Network) delivers dialogue crackling with wit and keeps you on the edge of your seat until the final moment. Recommended for age 14 and above. Contains strong language. Burbank Auditorium March 8, 9, 14, 15, 16 at 8:00 PM March 9, 10, 16, 17 at 2:00 PM For tickets call (707) 527-4343 Or purchase a ...
wish I could take credit, but it's Aaron Sorkin via Ron Silver.
Any mention of Aaron Sorkin's A Few Good Men makes people instantly think of Jack Nicholson yelling, 'You can't handle the truth!' Currently, the Alley Theatre is offering a production of Aaron Sorkin's play that easily surpasses the 1992 film adaptation in quality. The Alley Theatre's powerful prod...
Brian Williams, Christiane Amanpour & Greta Van Susteren to star in real-life version of Newsies. Rewritten by Aaron Sorkin.
Thanks to Aaron Sorkin, Lana Parrilla, Josh Dallas, Ginnifer Goodwin, and others for signing for us yesterday!
Aaron Sorkin says that Sam Waterston didn't remember at this year's Golden Globes if he had ever won when he's actually won multiple times.
"The new season will address Trayvon Martin and Sandy Hook" -Aaron Sorkin
Looks like Aaron Sorkin was a big fan of Star Trek.
I love this scene - by far the best dialogue Aaron Sorkin has ever written.
Pirates of Penzance with Kevin Kline. Let's see what Aaron Sorkin fusses about.
What, do you think, would it take to get Aaron Sorkin to do a biopic about Aaron Copland?
Pen I never lost from Got it when I interviewed Aaron Sorkin, Armie Hammer, & Jesse Eisenburg
Ted Baxter reference on the Newsroom. Aaron Sorkin could not be cooler right now. Love Mary Tyler Moore show. Love it.
Never get tired of A Few Good Men. I mean come on ! It's Rob Reiner and Aaron Sorkin working together
What happened, Aaron Sorkin? The West Wing had such great women, but now The Newsroom is just infuriating.
Stop talking about becoming the next Lena Dunham/Aaron Sorkin and take action now. Lally Katz is an unstoppable force when it comes to getting words down on paper and up on-stage. This class will see Lally discussing her writing process and how she gets her scripts produced. The first step to becomi...
Also it sounds like Scott Foley's dialogue is being written by a young Aaron Sorkin.
While watching a segment of news, about shutting down the government, I mentioned that Jed Bartlet did it. Jesse, sarcastically informed me that he was a fictional character. So, I stated that when I become president Aaron Sorkin would be my Chief of Staff. She wanted that job. I gave her the title of Deputy of Communications. She didn't like that. She was a little obstinate. So I gave her the title of Secretary of Agriculture. She responded that she, "Would make corn instinct." I get the feeling that this could hurt me in the primaries.
Today, I have come down with a case of memory lane-itus and I have no idea why...out of the blue I started reminiscing about the 80's at the Sunset Marquis in West Hollywood, the time I lived there and the incredible people I saw and met. The greatest picture I didn't take was Roy Scheider, Rodney Dangerfield, Phil Collins and Stevie Van Zandt playing bridge at a poolside table. In those days there were no cell phone cameras to sneak a priceless photo of the oddest combination of bridge players in the history of the game. In 1986, Scheider and I were the only permanent residents. When I did Xmas Carol at the Kodak in 2008, I gave them $34,000 worth of tickets on a trade so I could "be back home". Once on a poolside weekend when Scheider had downed a few belts, he leaned over to me a said, "You know.if I never do anything else in show business I will always know that had the greatest line in the history of film. Today, I though of Roy when TMZ asked Aaron Sorkin as he was leaving a restaurant what his favo ...
The West Wing is the best show ever. I want to live in an Aaron Sorkin script and have Jed Bartlett tell me stories at bedtime.
Charlie Wilson'S WAR: You expect a movie written by Aaron Sorkin (THE Social Network) and directed by Mike Nichols (THE GRADUATE) to be smart, and this was. (even if it was sometimes a little heavy handed in terms of villains) Well acted by Tom Hanks, Phillip Seymore Hoffman, Julia Roberts and Amy Adams. I especially liked that Hank's character was unrepentant of his flaws and didn't try to hide them. Based on a true story of the circumstances leading to the end of The Cold War this is a story where the main characters truly had good intentions and accomplished a victory only to have it go awry later. (the CIA supplied Afghanistan with training and weapons to fight the Russians, years later leading to the formation of The Taliban, among other things) This is alluded to in a single quote from the real Charlie Wilson at the end of the movie. While not as strong as THE Social Network this is an entertaining movie due in large part by the witty script and colorful performances. Early sightings of Emily Blunt ...
THE Social Network: a bit of an irony to be writing a review of this film based on the origin of the very space in which I write this review. If the film is even remotely true, than it is safe to say that some of our greatest modern innovators have all been anti-social a-holes: Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, etc, etc...That said, as entertainment, this is a very good film with a very witty script by Aaron Sorkin. Nice to see a David Fincher film where the only violence is emotional. The cast is all uniformly great: Jesse Eisenberg as Mark Zuckerberg, Andrew Garfield, (THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN) Armie Hammer (as twins!-good special effects!) and Justin Timberlake are all spot on in the main roles. Adding good support: Rashida Jones, Rooney Mara and Brenda Song. (in a deliciously subversive and naughty departure from her Disney Channel characters)
Am watching 'Live Free Or Die Hard' for the first time in awhile and can't for the life of me figure why this got such a tepid/negative reaction when it was released. I imagine it mostly had to do with the fan despised PG-13 rating (as opposed to the R rated 1-3 entries), but, it's far from a watered down action film. The only thing really effected by the rating is/was the franchise's most iconic line (in 'Live Free..' "Yippie Kai Yay, motherf**ker", becomes "Yippie Kai Yay, mother..*gunshot*"), which confuses me since writer Aaron Sorkin regularly gets away with at least 3 uses of the F-bomb in every PG-13 film he writes (The American President, The Social Network, etc..). However, the point stands, 'Live Free Or Die Hard' is a fine action movie and a worthy entry into the franchise. Not sure about the new one yet, but we'll see soon enough.
Genius that is Aaron Sorkin! West Wing is the best series I've ever seen. Bradley Whitford is my favourite actor, he's in both.
Wait, so the Senate is blocking the nomination of Hagel because they want answers on something he had nothing to do with? Or because he once criticized the former president? Or because he doesn't "like" the idea of war? Or because once upon a time he held views that he no longer holds? I am now so completely confused...am I watching CSPAN or One Tree Hill? Our country has become such a parody of itself that we might as well have Aaron Sorkin writing episodes of The O.C...that's it, I'm breaking open a bottle of wine, putting on some hard bop, and writing the rest of the night. It is far more productive at this point than "staying informed"
just finished watching "The West Wing" season 3, episode 23, "Posse Comitatus," on NetFlix. Near the end, President Bartlett (Martin Sheen) has a chance encounter with his opponent for re-election, Florida governor Robert Ritchie (James Brolin). The scene ends with one of my favorite lines of dialog from this, the best written series in the history of American television, as Bartlett tells Ritchie, "In the future if you're wondering, 'Crime...boy, I don't know,' is when I decided to kick your *** " Thank you, Aaron Sorkin.
North Korea nuclear test and Christopher Dorner shootout the same day as State of the Union? Great work, Aaron Sorkin.
Earl Gray tea with a heavy helping of Aaron Sorkin. Hello Monday night.
It's not unproductive to watch tv all day if its "The West Wing." Thank you, Aaron Sorkin, for making the lazy and the smart share that brief area of overlap on the Venn Diagram.
I love The West Wing but I've realized that it does pass the Bechdel Test.shame Aaron Sorkin.shame. Also, applying the bechdel test loosely to other identity groups it fails just as sorely.
Got to meet another one of my writing heroes tonight. That's two down and many more to go. I'm counting Matthew Weiner (Mad Men) last semester and Dan Harmon (Community) tonight. Maybe Mark Boal tomorrow? One day, Aaron Sorkin, you will be mine and we will dance in the forever waters of witty dialogue and idealistic notions. Til then.What's Next?
The Democratic National Convention in season six was pretty asinine too. Aaron Sorkin left this show and everything went to ***
Aaron Sorkin is a man I would like to meet. I can only hope that if somehow, this meeting is arranged, that I would have the presence of mind to ask really good questions. I have been tongue-tied in front of other celebrities and didn't ask the questions I really wanted. However, by the nature of being quiet, no one thought I was a drooling fangirl, either. So maybe silence has its advantages.
"House of Cards" is totally legit. Reminds me of "The Newsroom", but way better without all of the Aaron Sorkin garbage. If you have Netflix and like politics or Kevin Spacey, definitely give it a watch.
I've never watched West Wing till now and I love it. I'm a big fan of Aaron Sorkin. I just got a chubby when Martin Sheen walked in as president and spouted the 1st commandment. LOL
His posh restaurant date includes Aaron Sorkin, William H. Macy, and the gang at Sports Night.
As much as I love Mandy Patinkin and have since Alien Nation, and as good as Homeland is said to be, I'm hooked on The Newsroom. I worked in tv for a bit as a control room switcher, so I can wrap my brain around the inside aspects of television, and when you add Hawksian ratatat dialogue and the sort of smart, passionate characters that Aaron Sorkin always creates, well... it'd kill him in a month, but if Aaron had his own network, running nothing but West Wing, Sports Night, Studio 60, and Newsroom, I'd never change the channel. My wife would kill me in five minutes, though. Nonstop Sorkin might drive her crazy.
EXCLUSIVE: Aaron Sorkin has dropped out of the Broadway production of Houdini, on which he was to make his librettist debut for a musical slated to star Hugh Jackman as the famous magician. Sorkin has put a lot of work into the musical, but had to drop out because of scheduling. He had to go back and write the second season of his HBO series creation The Newsroom, which will be broadcast in the summer. He’s also hard at work adapting the Walter Isaacson book Steve Jobs for a feature film for Sony Pictures on the Apple genius. That left him pressed to have enough time to finish the musical in time for the producer’s plan to open on Broadway during the 2013-2014 season. Sorkin’s reps are in conversations with the Houdini producers for them to continue developing the musical utilizing Sorkin’s initial concepts and other materials. Stephen Schwartz is writing the music and Scott Sanders and David Rockwell are producing.
If the movie jOBS *** it's ok! Another one coming by Aaron Sorkin with autobiographer Walter Isaacson and Wozniak
Some of the people I look up to: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Aaron Sorkin, Paddy Chayefsky, Tony Hawk, Guy Kawasaki,...
The increasing stature of Aaron Sorkin and Bradley Whitford as heroes of mine should be taken with some alarm by my friends and family
The notorious hack Aaron Sorkin would've queued up this Downton to Jeff Buckley's cover of "Hallelujah."
Liked Broadcast News, wouldn't be surprised to find out that Aaron Sorkin was a fan. Holly Hunter should do audiobooks
Aaron Sorkin's words and Bradley Whitford's delivery is a match made in heaven.
Hold on everyone! There's 2 Steve Jobs movies coming out. One is the one with Ashton, the other one is written by Aaron Sorkin. Two deferent movies.
Everyone! Get off of her back! When Hillary Clinton went to Capitol Hill on Wednesday, Republicans opened their bags of overly ripe conspiracy theories and moldering fruitcake ideas and tossed everything at her. Every shot missed. Republican senators and congressmen on the foreign affairs committees of both houses had insisted that the departing secretary of State come in for a full day of hearings about the deadly terrorist attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Some of them must have thought this was a great chance to do preemptive damage to the most popular choice for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination. Instead, she made them look like the clumsy bad guys in an Aaron Sorkin political drama. The State Department's own independent investigative board has already answered most of the serious questions about the Benghazi tragedy in which four Americans were killed, including U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens. The panel cited the failures of mid-level officials and suggested 29 w ...
Patton Oswalt, in an Aaron Sorkin show. My happy places are colliding.
Picturing what the outcome would be if Aaron Sorkin and Lena Dunham had a child. A script writing genius thats what!
I can really tell Aaron Sorkin went to Syracuse for theatre...The multitude of musical references in The Newsroom make me smile.
What do you get when you combine Kanye West lyrics with screencaps from Aaron Sorkin's fantastic show, The West Wing ? A flawless blog , that's what.
Inauguration Day seems like a good day to inaugurate season 4 of "The West Wing," which I understand was Aaron Sorkin's last...
So I finished all 7 seasons of the West Wing last night for the 21st time (in record time by the way). And now looking for a new series to watch on Netflix on TV, on my phone, on my tablet, etc. I decided to finally give Firefly a shot. Now I really enjoy most of Joss Weadon's work. But somebody explain this one. I'm two episodes in and just don't see what all the fuss was about. Different suggestions are welcomed too. Otherwise I may just continue the Aaron Sorkin marathon.
voicemails from Aaron Sorkin totally count as executive presence. Gangam style, not so much.
So far on scavenger hunt, we've seen do gangam style and heard voicemail from Aaron Sorkin.
A lot of fellow PTI supporters are tearing their hair out as to why PTI didn't join the march . I know many PTI supporters who are saying that they are leaving the party because of it ... This was a good decision by PTI in the end . Reminds me of Aaron Sorkin's screenplay "Abraham Lincoln did what he thought was right, even though it meant losing half of his supporters" . Not that i'm comparing Khan with Lincoln, but If making a correct decision costs Imran Khan some of his supporters, then so be it ... That's what leadership is and that's something he will keep learning in his political journey ... It's quite surprising that supporters of other parties are willing to forgive and forget their party's shortcomings, corruption, incompetence, crimes and other things but they are so critical of Khan's one thing (which is not a crime by the way), his inexperience . via Faaez Ahsan Burney
Another bit worth adding to the gun-control conversation... Taken from Aaron Sorkin's THE West Wing: “I wanted to mention something… this is our fifth press-briefing since midnight, and obviously there’s one news story that’s gonna be dominating news around the world the next few days… and it would be easy to think that President Bartlett, Joshua Liman and Stephanie Abbott were the only victims of a gun-crime last night. They weren’t. “Mark Davis & Sheila Evans, of Philadelphia, were killed by a gun last night. He was a biology teacher, and she was a nursing student. Tina Bishop & Belinda Larkin were killed by a gun last night; they were twelve. “There were 36 homicides last night. 480 sexual assaults, 3,411 robberies, 3,685 aggravated assaults; all at gunpoint. “And if anyone thinks those crimes could have been prevented if the victims themselves had been carrying guns, I’d only remind you that the President of the United States was shot last night while surrounded by the best-trained ...
@ the inaugural volunteer training session. The music being played In my hall sounds like it was swiped directly from Aaron Sorkin's iPod.
Aaron Sorkin's massive inflated ego lost so now I can dance on the graves of mansplainers everywhere b/c their patron saint is disgraced.
I'm still upset that Aaron Sorkin wrote a baseball movie and it didn't contain the line "You can't handle Babe Ruth!"
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