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Considering Aaron Sorkin : Essays on the Politics, Poetics and Sleight of Hand in the Films and Television Series.

Author: Thomas Fahy
Publisher: Jefferson : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2005.
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Aaron Sorkin is one of the most notable voices in Hollywood, attracting millions of weekly viewers with his television series The West Wing and scoring box office success with films like A Few Good Men and The American President. With a musician's sense of rhythm and writing skills honed in the theater, Sorkin crafts dialogue that brings characters to life. His crisp, tight language is both exciting to listen to and  Read more...
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Fahy, Thomas.
Considering Aaron Sorkin : Essays on the Politics, Poetics and Sleight of Hand in the Films and Television Series.
Jefferson : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, ©2005
Named Person: Aaron Sorkin; Aaron Sorkin
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Fahy
ISBN: 9780786451654 0786451653
OCLC Number: 893732332
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (231 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Cover; Contents; Introduction ; 1. An Interview with Aaron Sorkin (Thomas Fahy); 2. Mannerist Noir: Malice (Robert F. Gross); 3. In Plain View and the Dark Unknown: Narratives of the Feminine Body in Malice (Susann Cokal); 4. Athletes, Grammar Geeks, and Porn Stars: The Liberal Education of Sports Night (Thomas Fahy); 5. A Phantom Fly and Frightening Fish: The Unconscious Speaks in Sports Night (Douglas Keesey); 6. His Girl Friday (and Every Day): Brilliant Women Put to Poor Use (Kirstin Ringelberg); 7. Depictions of the U.S. Military: Only "A Few Good Men" Need Apply (Fiona Mills). 8. Giving Propaganda a Good Name: The West Wing (Ann C. Hall)9. Handling the Truth: Sorkin's Liberal Vision (Spencer Downing); 10. Virtue from Vice: Duty, Power, and The West Wing (Nathan A. Paxton); 11. Women of The West Wing: Gender Stereotypes in the Political Fiction (Laura K. Garrett); 12. The Republic of Sorkin: A View from the Cheap Seats (John Nein); Appendix: Sorkin's Works for Film and Television ; About the Contributors ; Index.
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Scholars from various fields examine the thematic content and rhetorical strategy of Aaron Sorkin's writing. Eleven essayists explore the subtle, pervasive and often contradictory messages woven  Read more...

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