Sorkin’s self plagiarism

This doesn’t really kill the magic for me. I stopped for a moment and pondered how I felt, but it’s not like he ripped off a speech from a movie and claimed it as his own… (unlike Anthony Albanese – an Australian politician who ripped off Sorkin).

Nor is he simply reusing the same footage over and over again – ala Michael Bay…

But some of the lines are oddly specific.

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Nathan runs St Eutychus. He loves Jesus. His wife. His daughter. His son. His other daughter. His dog. Coffee. And the Internet. He is the campus pastor at Creek Road South Bank, a graduate of Queensland Theological College (M. Div) and the Queensland University of Technology (B. Journ). He spent a significant portion of his pre-ministry-as-a-full-time-job life working in Public Relations, and now loves promoting Jesus in Brisbane and online. He can't believe how great it is that people pay him to talk and think about Jesus.

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  1. Yeah, it’s his own material. He also calls the final episode of all of his series sometihng like ‘what a day it has been’. In some ways it serves to provide a bit of unity in his broader body of work. It’s almost self-referentiality rather than plagiarism. Is there a similarity to Pixar movie in-jokes?

    Have you read any of The Newsroom reviews? They’re saying it’s preachy, dialogue heavy, self-righteousness. I say, what were you expecting. Sadly, I don’t think it’s going to be shown on free-ro-air here in australia.

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