It's almost hard to believe that I'm a PHD graduate from Wassamatta U, and I'm 50 times smarter than Aaron Sorkin.
something about smoking crack and repetitive behavior.
I like aaron sorkin. And I think a few good men is one of the funniest movies. I'm not saying that as a joke, the humor in that movie is great.
His earlier stuff is great, it's just that after West Wing he got a little...well, I mean, his pitch for Studio 60 was, "Hi, I'm Aaron Sorkin, TV writer. Watch my new show about a TV writer who is the smartest and most important person in America."
Writing is as hard all hell and if you do it at all frequently you realize how often that you repeat phrasings and themes. I think Sorkin just has a limited number of colloquialisms and motifs/tropes (America and intellectualism are great but must be maintained and earned), and never took the opportunity to grow beyond those.
Dear God that was his pitch wasn't it. Did anybody else happen find that one guys attempts to hook up with Amanda Peets character in studio 60 to be really creepy?
Also, spot on Simon spot on.
Two Jar Slave
This is honestly like complaining that a star pitcher always throws the same way, and hasn't branched out to football. It's fun to notice, but there's no need to assume it's a critique. The title "writing tics" is a good one.
*glances at script*
This is funny stuff.
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