DP/30: The Social Network, screenwriter Aaron Sorkin


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  • Tom Jones
    Tom Jones 2 months ago

    Good interview. The interviewer knew the right questions to ask.

  • Music Account
    Music Account 7 months ago

    i love your audio quality. I love your channel.

  • John Ta
    John Ta Year ago +9

    I needed to skateboard it up or Mountain Dew it up

  • David Hancock
    David Hancock Year ago +1

    "We'll have to wait a while to see the result of that experiment"...um yeah we now know...

  • Todd McGuckin
    Todd McGuckin Year ago +1

    Sorkin really is a modern day Shakespeare.

  • Taylor Craft
    Taylor Craft Year ago +7

    When he's describing something that took place elsewhere, his descriptions are on point. He talks in action lines. Lol.

  • Kaung Khant Thein
    Kaung Khant Thein 2 years ago

    I am sorry but I have to say this : Why does the interview sound so privileged and kinda arrogant? Sometimes, the tone of his voice sounds like he was mocking Sorkin or scoffing him - not deliberately but the small sounds he makes. Gee.

  • Morgan the Love Organ
    Morgan the Love Organ 2 years ago

    amazing interview! very informative and enjoyable.

  • Submersed24
    Submersed24 2 years ago

    "I am not political" - www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2016/11/aaron-sorkin-donald-trump-president-letter-daughter

  • Vicky Phan
    Vicky Phan 3 years ago +5

    Loved this interview - super comprehensive. I somehow walked away with a better understanding of Sorkin as a writer AND a better understanding of these various roles in filmmaking.

  • georgiemetallica
    georgiemetallica 3 years ago +14

    Genius. No other word to describe him

    • Paul KV
      Paul KV 2 years ago +4

      Blonde. That's another word.

  • Jonathan Desautels
    Jonathan Desautels 3 years ago +23

    2 drafts and he's ready to submit it? That's impressive.

  • Blake Bowker
    Blake Bowker 3 years ago +5

    I like him.

  • pokelover02
    pokelover02 4 years ago

    This was incredibly insightful. Thanks so much for uploading this vid :)

  • leonardo h
    leonardo h 4 years ago +1

    He looks like a tanned Stephen King

  • Pimps and Pandas
    Pimps and Pandas 4 years ago +5

    Cheyevsky indeed. Sorkin wrote an intelligent movie, almost an endangered species.

  • futurerev21
    futurerev21 4 years ago +52

    He is such a fucking good speaker! I normal don't notice how articulate people are but the words just seem to flow out of his mouth.

    • justice77da
      justice77da Year ago +4

      "Words just seem to flow out of his mouth" 31:10

    • chris
      chris Year ago +6

      He's a great writer, you must be blocking out him saying "uh" every two seconds.

  • Howard Koor
    Howard Koor 4 years ago +12

    Sorkin writes dialogue as good as anybody! West Wing. The Newsroom. What a mind.

  • Brandon Stouff
    Brandon Stouff 4 years ago +42

    For the love of all things holy and sacred, frame your shot and leave the zoom alone! The ridiculous zooming in and out is distracting. If you wanted different framing throughout, setup multiple cameras or shoot it multiple times with different framing and angles.

  • The Coffee Nut
    The Coffee Nut 5 years ago

    great writers

  • roloug95
    roloug95 5 years ago +1

    For someone who writes such brilliant dialogue he's very poorly spoken, I've never heard anyone say uhh and umm so much

    • Hunter
      Hunter 3 years ago +1

      I'm betting he's good with dialogue because he rewrites a lot, and when he talks, he doesn't get the chance to rewrite.

    • mr. indian
      mr. indian 3 years ago +11

      Quentin Tarantino & the Coen brothers are great writers but aren't well spoken, or whatever you want to call it. Robert Kennedy, JFK, Obama, etc. they are great speakers but they don't write their speeches.

    • Jimmy Zappa
      Jimmy Zappa 4 years ago +7

      +roloug95 People who think tend to, you know, think before they say anything. Not all writers are great public speakers.

    • Dialectical Monist
      Dialectical Monist 4 years ago +18

      @roloug95 If you were paying attention to the interview, it's not noticeable. He's not giving a speech, he's trying to convey thoughts, which he did very well.

    • Matrixor
      Matrixor 4 years ago +33

      Have you ever been interviewed before? It can be pretty damn tough keeping your thoughts flowing when you have lights and a big ass camera in front your face.

  • Ginger Mosley
    Ginger Mosley 5 years ago +26

    I love the idea as dialogue as music. I hope he writes a book.

  • The Coffee Nut
    The Coffee Nut 5 years ago +13

    His voice is cool and smooth. Almost like spike speigel

  • Josh Thomas
    Josh Thomas 5 years ago

    With him saying he loves courtroom dramas, I wonder what his views are on The Caine Mutiny (1954). I could see some of that inspiring A Few Good Men.

  • Christopher Quinn
    Christopher Quinn 5 years ago +6

    I am genuinely upset and visibly brought down by the fact that Studio 60 will never have another season - absolutely incredible TV.

    • Jazz Haze
      Jazz Haze 2 years ago

      Always nice to see this themed comment! Studio 60 just ran through my DVD again this past week!....

  • eastonmackay
    eastonmackay 5 years ago +35

    Great interview. You should have done a walk and talk with him though

  • Scott Burgess
    Scott Burgess 6 years ago

    Too bad that isn't the line lol.

  • walter bishop
    walter bishop 6 years ago +6

    I found this much more interesting than celeberties even more than directors which has deeper view than celeberties.

  • Brian Bell
    Brian Bell 6 years ago +1


    • hitmikey
      hitmikey Year ago

      Brian Bell you fucked with the wrong Marine

  • Amit Arora
    Amit Arora 6 years ago +1

    Incredible talent. Studio 60 was good, Newsroom brilliant and West Wing unbelievable. WW was best show ever on TV and I am not a Democrat!

  • nascarkraz
    nascarkraz 6 years ago

    AS: "While, yes Jesse was born to play this part, dont confuse Jesse with Mark Zuckerberg, Jesse is the nicest sweetest guy in the world.' Thank you Aaron.

  • Matías Mendez
    Matías Mendez 6 years ago

    please people, watch Studio 60 and The West Wing. He's awesome.

  • Johnathan Garfield
    Johnathan Garfield 6 years ago

    What an excellent interview. Candid as they come!

  • Dorian Munroe
    Dorian Munroe 6 years ago


  • Dorian Munroe
    Dorian Munroe 6 years ago

    Truly a genius. Very inspiring. As an aspiring filmmaker/screenwriter I am thankful to have cone across this video.

  • Dodges
    Dodges 7 years ago

    As did I. Turns out to be a defining film, one that will be studied for years... A perfect look at this moment in history, a time capsule. Fincher and Sorkin are geniuses.

  • AQGOAT24
    AQGOAT24 7 years ago

    I honestly did think that they were exploiting Facebook for money (before I found out Fincher directing). I didn't have expectations before I watched this, and I was blown away. Amazing film!

  • FilmMagician
    FilmMagician 7 years ago

    My hero. Would love to meet him one day. Genius.

  • Tucker Poikonen
    Tucker Poikonen 7 years ago

    Best writer in Hollywood.

  • SamuelDaram
    SamuelDaram 7 years ago

    An inspiring interview. Thank you. Aaron Sorkin is simply amazing.

  • MsDDiddy
    MsDDiddy 7 years ago

    The West Wing is my favorite show ever!!!

  • scarred2112
    scarred2112 7 years ago

    I had TOTALLY blanked out on his writing "Malice"! One of the best "modern-day" thrillers with a stellar cast (Alec Baldwin/Nicole Kidman/Bill Pullman & a great scene by Anne Bancroft) which can certainly be held of against the best of the genre, and also a proof that Sorkin can certainly write beyond "Behind The Scenes Of 'X'"

  • Olivia
    Olivia 7 years ago

    SUNY Purchase. Apparently he applied there and got wait listed. I bet they feel silly about that now!

  • NyFilmmaker32
    NyFilmmaker32 7 years ago

    Where did you graduate from? Cool to hear him speak!

  • Olivia
    Olivia 7 years ago

    He's going to be speaking at my commencement ceremony, I feel so lucky.

  • Devin Rice
    Devin Rice 7 years ago

    he's freakin' great!

  • thestoneagepodcast
    thestoneagepodcast 8 years ago

    @Silverwire100 Even so, @pchiekrie was right, a script is not an idea in and of itself, ergo William Richert could not invent it. By Aaron Sorkin writing a similar script even based on a similar concept (which Richert himself probably got from various books) as the formers he is still creating something anew. "a guy who builds a nice chair doesn't owe money to everyone who ever has built a chair" Hence, why similarity is the quality of LIKENESS not BEING THE SAME AS.

  • thestoneagepodcast
    thestoneagepodcast 8 years ago

    Yes, Aaron Sorkin stole from William Richerts Script. The studio bought the rights to William Richert's script, and Aaron Sorkin might possibly have read it. However, it doesn't matter. Why? Because the studio owned the rights to the script, they could do whatever they wanted to with it! I'm a screenwriter myself and yes sometimes you sell scripts that get changed by the studios, tough shit. Apparently, he didn't read the contract when he signed over his screenplay to the studio.

  • Pancho Chiekrie
    Pancho Chiekrie 8 years ago

    @Silverwire100 absolutely, the number of great projects he's been a part of he could not have had any talent with any of them, I mean the founders of My______ were there first with a great idea. They should have 500 million users and billions of dollars not MarkZuck. Hey I run a SN website it only has a few hundred users. M Zuckerberg stole that idea and brought none of his soul to it. I'm a struggling website designer and talented dude. That douche bag. I'm so jealous of his success.

  • Pancho Chiekrie
    Pancho Chiekrie 8 years ago

    @Silverwire100 they said the same about Zuckerberg and facebook, it's not the inventor that matters but the visionary who has the genius to carry it through and give it wings.

  • Kevin Rasmussen
    Kevin Rasmussen 8 years ago

    YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!!! Of what really happened with Mark and the lawsuits...

  • Jessica Perkins
    Jessica Perkins 8 years ago

    Excellent. This is one of the best interviews Mr. Sorkin has done for TSN. He usually just repeats the same answers, but this interview got into some other issues. I liked hearing about AFGM and working with Rob Reiner.

  • asintnegral
    asintnegral 8 years ago

    This was great. But was there more that got cut off at the end?

  • fahnon
    fahnon 8 years ago

    Very educational. I loved his honest annoyance/defense at the idea that he fabricated parts of the story in The Social Network. Loved even more hearing a bit about his process, which mirrors in a lot of ways the instruction of Robert McKee. I bet a lot of great artist (not just writers) have a similar process. Well done.