Talk the talk.

the social network

Here’s something that you should look at if you are a person who appreciates the good things in life. This is one of the good things in life.

Also, here’s something that screenwriter Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network, The West Wing) once said: “I grew up in the theatre. It’s where I got my start. Writing a television drama with theatrical dialogue about the theatre is beyond perfection.” For those who aren’t familiar with Aaron Sorkin, he’s pretty much the big fella when it comes to writing dialogue.

Below is a video essay that uses one of Sorkin’s most famous scenes; the verbal sparring at the opening of David Fincher’s masterpiece, The Social Network. Ever heard of good dialogue? If you haven’t, perhaps you ought to go and check out The Social Network right now. For the rest of you, there’s this video essay, which is one of the most in-depth and compelling insights into the process of crafting interesting and effective dialogue that we have ever come across. You may never be able to listen to dialogue without going over whether its good or not in your brain again, after watching this. If that’s something you don’t want, then maybe don’t bother watching. If you like to know how the movies you enjoy are made and want to appreciate the difference between good dialogue and bad dialogue, then this video is a must watch. After that, it’s probably time for a bit of a revisit of The Social Network, isn’t it?

Check out the video below – 

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