Saturday, January 12, 2013

How Aaron Sorkin Came Up With the “Walk and Talk”

Sorkin tells Terry Gross:

“I’ll tell you exactly how. First of all, I don’t write a lot of action. My first movie was A Few Good Men, which was based on my first play. And there’s a scene in the movie where Tom Cruise is in his car, he pulls his car over to the side, to the curb because he wants to hop out and buy a copy of Sports Illustrated at a newsstand. He does. He hops out. He buys the copy of Sports Illustrated at the newsstand. He gets back in his car and he drives off. That is my action scene. That’s as close as I’ve come to writing an action scene.”