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Why clever dialogue can hurt a movie

Posted by / September 15, 2018

Aaron Sorkin’s writing style is inimitable. His dialogue is always snappy and clever, and it represents the best of what human speech is capable of. Some people love him for that. But others don’t agree. This video analyzes The Social Network, in which every single character––even the nameless side characters––is unflappable and perfectly witty. The video argues that the characters actually lose some of their humanity becaus of this writing, and the movie suffers as a result.

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