With The Newsroom in full stride on HBO, it’s only normal that we revisit the world of the Sorkinian language — and when I say Sorkinian, I am referring to Aaron Sorkin, the screenwriter of such dialogue-heavy gems such as A Few Good Men, Sports Night, The West Wing, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, The Social Network, and most recently Moneyball.
His language is his own and when it’s spoken by actors on the screen it’s like an onslaught of vocabulary that pours out and floods your mind hole…and it stresses me out. After going through one single scene of rapid fire words and colloquialisms, my brain bleeds (please see the opening scene of The Social Network). It’s like reading the 100 Twitter account timelines in two minutes. It’s like listening to a little savant boy with a severe, but special case of ADHD where he is extremely focused and succinct. Basically, Sorkin is just better than all of us.
Anyways, to get the full effect of Sorkin watch this supercut of his work. All these words scare me.
[via Film Drunk]