Sunday, October 17, 2010

Aaron Sorkin on CNN

Among other topics, he talks about responding to a reader on this blog.

13 comments:

Michael said...

Nikki Finke just noticed the Sorkin comment and posted to Deadline on Saturday - nearly a week later. Way to be on top of things, Nikki!

YEKIMI said...

Watch it, she might rip you a new asshole on her site!

kim said...

Good interview - and cool that the question in your blog post comments has inspired so much conversation.

Your escalator operator said...

He could've at least pronounced your name correctly. About par for the course at CNN.

Larry said...

I don't get this interview. The host keeps harping about whether or not the movie is a correct depiction of what happened. Who cares? It's a work of fiction based on a real life story, not a documentary. Even if Sorkin's only concern were perfect fidelity to the truth, rather than a desire to tell an entertaining story, he'd still have to pick and choose what to show, and make up dialogue. Once you've hired actors, and a director, and built sets, it's no longer about whether its true or not.

Chris Anton said...

I liked the interview. The host asked questions that a lot of people are asking.

Aaron Sorkin chose to make a movie based on written history (mainly blogs and legal depositions). I do not fault anyone for digging deep into his source material. What is wrong with that?

And if asking questions is "harping", then call me a harpy.

Vermonter17032 said...

Ken,

Love the fact that after posting definitive proof of your influence on culture and the media your first post is about Beaver Cleaver. Excellent.

Jeffrey Leonard said...

I'll say it for you Ken. When are they going to get it correct??? It's Le-vine...NOT Le-veen!!!

ebony said...

le-'vean? as in "bean-pole le-'vean"?

Kev86 said...

That was a stupid interview. Howard Kurtz clarifies to Aaron Sorkin that the film he wrote is not a documentary. I'm pretty sure everybody knows that Justin Timberlake is a singer and not the co-creator of Napster. I guess that's CNN for you. Groundbreaking interviews making sure you know a film with actors is not a documentary. Thank you CNN. I think this proves that you get smarter questions in the comments section of a blog than on a news channel.

Mike Barer said...

I was going to mention that Howard mispronounced your name, but had I not been a Mariner fan, I may have also. The name is commonly pronounced La-Veen, including the Seattle Rabbi that was a good friend of my family.

sophomorecritic said...

Is it more or is Ken feeling overly flattered that Aaron Sorkin responded to his blog?
Granted, Aaron Sorkin is more a household name now because he's a showrunner and he's done more recently but doesn't Ken have more Emmys or more show credits or something like that?

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