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(Some Guy)   "West Wing" creator Aaron Sorkin announces "Facebook: The Movie" starring Passed-out Drunk Girl, and that guy from high school who you almost forgot about   (nymag.com ) divider line
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2008-08-28 03:12:40 AM  
I'm reasonably certain that Aaron Sorkin could write a TV series about something as mundane as walking your dog and it would easily be the most entertaining, well-written show on TV.

/still misses seasons 1 - 3 of The West Wing
 
2008-08-28 04:15:20 AM  
This just reminds me of the story about him posting on TWOP and it makes me laugh and laugh and laugh
 
2008-08-28 06:05:18 AM  
...and it would still be better than sportsnight
 
2008-08-28 06:24:39 AM  


home.roadrunner.com

 
2008-08-28 06:46:17 AM  

DantheApe: ...and it would still be better than sportsnight


Blasphemy!
 
2008-08-28 07:05:25 AM  
I can just hear the previews now:

"In a WORLD, on an internet, where a man is forced to cope with being removed from a friends list."
 
DOW
2008-08-28 07:06:51 AM  

DantheApe: ...and it would still be better than sportsnight

Anything

is better than Sports Night. Felicity Huffman carried that show.
 
2008-08-28 07:47:31 AM  

floor9: I'm reasonably certain that Aaron Sorkin could write a TV series about something as mundane as walking your dog and it would easily be the most entertaining, well-written show on TV

self absorbed whiny didactic
piece of crap ever committed to film.

FTFY.

/Just feeling snarky today
//Sorkin is a decent writer, but is way over-rated.
 
2008-08-28 08:03:40 AM  
I thought he was supposed to be writing the Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Broadway show.
Must have quit the shrooms.
 
2008-08-28 08:16:41 AM  
and that guy from high school who you almost forgot about

shiat! Thanks a lot, facebook.
 
2008-08-28 09:26:09 AM  
I predict this movie will make Gigli look like The Dark Knight.
 
2008-08-28 09:59:19 AM  
Sports Night was one of the best shows of it's time.
The West Wing sucked.
Studio 60 was an abomination.
This will not end well. His trend is going down.
 
2008-08-28 10:34:45 AM  

DantheApe: ...and it would still be better than sportsnight


I don't know anything about sports and I loved Sportsnight.
 
2008-08-28 10:48:37 AM  
i33.tinypic.com
 
2008-08-28 11:05:49 AM  
(Two well-dressed people stride quickly down a hall)

"Do you want to add the application: Battle of the Bands?"
"What application?"
"Battle of the Bands."
"The Battle of the Bands application?"
"That's the one."
"On Facebook."
"Right."
"What does it do?"
"It lets you battle. With bands."
"On Facebook."
"Right."

(Exuent)
 
2008-08-28 11:08:06 AM  
Sorry. Been done already.

Link (new window)
 
2008-08-28 11:11:16 AM  

Croooow!: This just reminds me of the story about him posting on TWOP and it makes me laugh and laugh and laugh


I wonder if Sorkin will call anyone a muumuu wearing Parliament smoking multiple-cat owner this time.
 
2008-08-28 11:21:55 AM  

wardbond: Sports Night was one of the best shows of it's time.
The West Wing sucked.
Studio 60 was an abomination.
This will not end well. His trend is going down.


Wasn't he high on drugs in those early days? Maybe he's found a new dealer?

/Misses the West Wing
//Studio 60 could have been great... but it jumped the shark when this happened:

"I go home when you go home." Suzanne to Matt, Studio 60
"I go home when you go home." Margaret to Leo, The West Wing
 
2008-08-28 11:25:32 AM  
The woman totally used a coupon to buy some tube socks!
 
2008-08-28 11:28:35 AM  
If "jumped the shark" can somehow be construed to mean a writer using a great line from a previous brilliantly written show to form a link between the two that will only be picked up by a handful of die-hard fans, then the phrase has truly lost all meaning.
 
2008-08-28 11:47:29 AM  
 
2008-08-28 11:47:31 AM  
Wait, are we talking new format Facebook, or old format Facebook? 'Cause the new one sucks donkey balls.
 
2008-08-28 11:56:50 AM  
So it will conclude that "Facebook" and everyone who works for it are genuises who are trying to save the world and everyone else in the world just doesn't "get them"? That's the basic Sorkin play book.

/my God his SNL show sucked
 
2008-08-28 12:07:56 PM  
Subsonicmonkey: Wait, are we talking new format Facebook, or old format Facebook? 'Cause the new one sucks donkey balls.

You'll get used to it. People say this every time Facebook renovates. The complaint is getting really, really old.
 
2008-08-28 12:16:32 PM  

drkdstryer: Subsonicmonkey: Wait, are we talking new format Facebook, or old format Facebook? 'Cause the new one sucks donkey balls.

You'll get used to it. People say this every time Facebook renovates. The complaint is getting really, really old.


I believe the correct thing to say when people complain about changing site layouts is:

"You'll get over it."
 
2008-08-28 12:23:37 PM  
Senor Revington: I believe the correct thing to say when people complain about changing site layouts is:

I didn't want to perpetuate yet another tired cliche.
 
2008-08-28 12:37:36 PM  
Will this "movie" be available on the Web only?

Tell me again how old media is dead.
 
2008-08-28 01:06:02 PM  
However, it'll go off the rails when he tries to add romance to the story.
 
2008-08-28 01:16:29 PM  
i173.photobucket.com
 
2008-08-28 01:47:34 PM  
TFA says it's about the origins of Facebook. So is it about how Mark Zuckerburg copied the source code from ConnectU, leading to a lawsuit which caused half the people on Facebook (and a sold two-thirds of your friends) to join an idiotic club protesting "their plans to shut it down. INVITE ALL!!!"
 
2008-08-28 03:36:42 PM  

Scanlon Kelsey: (Two well-dressed people stride quickly down a hall)

"Do you want to add the application: Battle of the Bands?"
"What application?"
"Battle of the Bands."
"The Battle of the Bands application?"
"That's the one."
"On Facebook."
"Right."
"What does it do?"
"It lets you battle. With bands."
"On Facebook."
"Right."

(Exuent)


Perfect!

*applauds*

/Sorkin fan
//loves Sports Night
 
2008-08-28 05:42:24 PM  

RocketVat: If "jumped the shark" can somehow be construed to mean a writer using a great line from a previous brilliantly written show to form a link between the two that will only be picked up by a handful of die-hard fans, then the phrase has truly lost all meaning.


It was a lot worse than that, and you know it. Whole storylines were lifted wholesale from previous Sorkin shows and forced with a crowbar into the "Studio 60" show.

Not to mention the fact that Suzanne barely knew Matt when she delivered that line so it meant a helluva lot less than Margaret saying it to Leo.
 
2008-08-28 10:34:27 PM  
Sorkin's screenplay for Charlie Wilson's War kicked ass.

/That is all.
 
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