Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Interview with Aaron Sorkin

Here's a link to a great interview with Aaron Sorkin done by GQ.

It's kind of vintage Sorkin; witty, substantive, idealistic and arrogant, all at the same time. A Few Good Men was a great play and a really good film. I loved Sports Night and The West Wing is perhaps my favourite television series ever. Studio 60 was a mess, but it had flashes of brilliance, though those flashes were brief. Charlie Wilson's War was a terrific script let down by the direction and a miscast Julia Roberts.

So I hope that he bounces back. It sounds like he's learned some lessons. Still, I'd rather have mediocre Sorkin than a lot of other people's best stuff.

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