Cea mai grozavă ţară din lume

De Răzvan Penescu • Filme • 1 iul. 2012

Primul episod din serialul Newsroom începe cu un discurs senzaţional, scris de Aaron Sorkin (scenarist la The Social Nework, dar şi la West Wing sau A Few Good Men).

Pe GQ.com, Aaron Sorkin explică Cum să scrii un scenariu de Aaron Sorkin. Iată cum începe:

„A song in a musical works best when a character has to sing— when words won’t do the trick anymore. The same idea applies to a long speech in a play or a movie or on television. You want to force the character out of a conversational pattern. In the pilot of The Newsroom, a new series for HBO, TV news anchor Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) emotionally checked out years ago, and now he’s sitting on a college panel, hearing the same shouting match between right and left he’s been hearing forever, and the arguments have become noise. A student asks what makes America the world’s greatest country, and Will dodges the question with glib answers. But the moderator keeps needling him until… snap.

It’s not the greatest country in the world, professor, that’s my answer.

[pause] You’re saying—


Let’s talk about—”

Şi după o serie de replici şi de explicaţii ale lui Sorkin asupra sensului lor dramaturgic, se ajunge la punctul culminant al discursului:

We sure used to be. We stood up for what was right! We fought for moral reasons, we passed and struck down laws for moral reasons. We waged wars on poverty, not poor people. We sacrificed, we cared about our neighbors, we put our money where our mouths were, and we never beat our chest. We built great big things, made ungodly technological advances, explored the universe, cured diseases, and cultivated the world’s greatest artists and the world’s greatest economy. We reached for the stars, and we acted like men. We aspired to intelligence; we didn’t belittle it; it didn’t make us feel inferior. We didn’t identify ourselves by who we voted for in the last election, and we didn’t scare so easy. And we were able to be all these things and do all these things because we were informed. By great men, men who were revered. The first step in solving any problem is recognizing there is one—America is not the greatest country in the world anymore.

(Read More http://www.gq.com/entertainment/tv/blogs/the-stream/2012/06/how-to-write-a-monologue-like-aaron-sorkin.html#ixzz1zKIr1r9c)


Serialul Newsroom e difuzat de HBO începând din 25 iunie 2012 şi primul episod îl puteţi vedea o vreme gratuit la http://www.hbogo.ro.

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