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.
1 thought on “Sorkin’s self plagiarism”
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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