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By Thomas Fahy

Aaron Sorkin is among the such a lot extraordinary voices in Hollywood, attracting thousands of weekly audience along with his tv sequence The West Wing and scoring field place of work good fortune with movies like A Few strong Men and The American President. With a musician’s feel of rhythm and writing talents honed within the theater, Sorkin crafts discussion that brings characters to existence. His crisp, tight language is either interesting to hear and poetic in its attractiveness and power—but what lies in the back of the slick, subtle exchanges among Sorkin’s characters? Does Sorkin’s skill to captivate audience with rapid-fire, funny discussion lull them into overlooking an inherent political time table, a feeling of elitism, and gender bias sought after all through his paintings? Aaron Sorkin’s ability as a author garners him accolades, even from his critics: complicated, nuanced, occasionally refined yet frequently forceful, Sorkin’s paintings is healthier understood while considered from quite a few perspectives.
This selection of essays at the paintings of Aaron Sorkin offers larger perception into the complexities of his writing, drawing connections among the movie and tv output of today’s such a lot sought after and influential screenwriter. students from a variety of fields—film, literature, paintings historical past, political technological know-how, and more—examine the thematic content material and rhetorical technique of Sorkin’s writing. 11 essayists discover the sophisticated, pervasive and infrequently contradictory messages woven all through Sorkin’s paintings, from politics to portrayals of ladies, and view his influence on movie, tv and tradition. An interview with Aaron Sorkin precedes the essays, every one of which has notes and a bibliography. An appendix masking movie and tv credit is included.
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