Posts Tagged ‘Ian Reichbach

28
Aug
08

Sorkin Facebook

Aaron Sorkin really has the right idea. He is able to break down the wall between the audience and the author is a paragraph. He is a genius.

Welcome. I’m Aaron Sorkin. I understand there are a few other people using Facebook pages under my name–which I find more flattering than creepy–but this is me. I don’t know how I can prove that but feel free to test me.

I’ve just agreed to write a movie for Sony and producer Scott Rudin about how Facebook was invented. I figured a good first step in my preparation would be finding out what Facebook is, so I’ve started this page. (Actually it was started by my researcher, Ian Reichbach, because my grandmother has more Internet savvy than I do and she’s been dead for 33 years.)

Some of you might be familiar with some things I’ve written. I’m the author of two Broadway plays–A Few Good Men and The Farnsworth Invention, five feature films–A Few Good Men, The American President, Malice, Charlie Wilson’s War and The Trial of the Chicago 7 which is in pre-production, and three television series–Sports Night, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip and the first four seasons of The West Wing.

I honestly don’t know how this works, which is why I’m here. If anyone has any questions I’d be happy to answer them as best I can. If anyone has any comments I’m glad to listen. And if anyone has any Facebook stories I think they might be helpful.

That’s all. I’ll try to get better at this as I get more practice.

Aaron

* I feel about this introduction the way I felt about Sophie’s Choice–It could have been funnier.

Dan Dubelman wrote
at 10:53am
You possess an innate understanding of how to use this medium. You have already created an alternate reality with a trusted voice. This is not surprising at all. Good job!

http://www.new.facebook.com/group.php?gid=33807262256&ref=mf

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