Posts tagged ‘Aaron Sorkin’

February 10, 2012

Audiences Don’t Listen to Dialogue

Jacob Krueger has written a great article about dialogue and how, for the most part, audiences don’t really listen to it. Just watch The Artist to see how unnecessary most dialogue is. That isn’t to say that great dialogue isn’t a key component of great scripts. I’ll let Jacob explain:

Remember the first scene of The Social Network? Aaron Sorkin’s spitfire banter ricocheting at high velocity between Mark Zuckerberg and his girlfriend Erica.

The scene is so brilliantly written, you probably barely noticed that you didn’t understand half of what these characters were saying to each other!

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October 12, 2011

Script: Moneyball

Here’s the script for Moneyball. This script was written by Steven Zaillian and the great Aaron Sorkin based on the novel by Michael Lewis.

August 8, 2011

Quote of the Day: Aaron Sorkin

Good writers borrow from other writers. Great writers steal from them outright.

April 21, 2011

Script: The Social Network

Here’s the Oscar-winning script for The Social Network, penned by Aaron Sorkin. I haven’t had a chance to read this one yet, but Aaron Sorkin is a living legend and a screenwriting hero of mine. Any writer can learn a thing or two from reading Sorkin’s work.