That issue leads directly to Aaron Sorkin. The reviews, many negative, begin piling up last week in advance of The Newsroom debuting on HBO on Sunday, June 24. Sorkin has built a successful career built on his distinctive voice and favorite tropes, expressing that voice in movies (A Few Good Men, Malice, The American President, The Social Network) and TV series (Sports Night, The West Wing, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip). The way that his characters talk -- the rat-a-tat of facts, figures, and fury, the multitude of literary and cultural references, the carefully-observed punctuation, and the absolute certitude of opinion and/or uncertainty of personality -- has become familiar.
So familiar, in fact, that Vulture found 14 lines of dialogue in the first episode of The Newsroom which Sorkin has used in past shows. So familiar that Kevin T. Porter, who calls himself a fan of Sorkin, compiled a video (titled "Sorkinisms" and running more than 7 minutes)
that provides ample proof that Sorkin borrows from his own past material, whether he realizes it or not.
Articolo e video di giugno.