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August 06, 2010


Chris Clarke

You'll never eat lunch in Hollywood again, man!


So what is the status of Sorkin's screenplay? Does he or anyone else own the rights to the Farnsworth story? Couldn't find anything registered at WGA, but maybe I didn't know exactly what to search on.


he's a complicated mix of humility and egoism — at once a self-deprecating goofball who struggles with insecurities and a confident titan of his field who recognizes that his name is itself a brand, one that melds fiction and reality into whip-smart dialogue delivered at breakneck speed.


Will Sorkin's recent Oscar award encourage him to have another try at a Farnsworth film script? If it does, he might care to consider something closer to the truth than the one he offered before, which has caused such a fracas.

Paul S

To the contrary, the whole "Social Network" experience seems to have strengthened, rather than softened, Aaron's stand on how he handles fact -v- fiction. I've heard him in numerous interviews where he expresses the sentiment that his only obligation is to "story telling," rather than any underlying historical truth or even facts. It almost seems like his experience with The Farnsworth Invention was a rehearsal for The Social Network, and the Oscar only serves to fortify his stance.

Air Max 2010

I am glad it was appropriately punished. I don't work in a big agency, i am an independent, so I don't have any insight into how agencies bill, but I know how I do it, and there is no padding there, so for others to muddy that up is pretty irritating indee

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