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by Aaron Sorkin

A Few Good Men download ebook
ISBN:
0573700516
ISBN13:
978-0573700514
Author:
Aaron Sorkin
Publisher:
Samuel French, Inc. (April 26, 2012)
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Pages:
114 pages
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1157 kb
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1577 kb
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Category:
Dramas & Plays
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Rating:
4.5

64 quotes from Aaron Sorkin: 'I love writing, but hate starting. The page is awfully white and it says, 'You may have fooled some of the people some of the time but those days are over, Giftless. I'm not your agent and I'm not your mommy: I'm a white piece of paper

64 quotes from Aaron Sorkin: 'I love writing, but hate starting. I'm not your agent and I'm not your mommy: I'm a white piece of paper. You wanna dance with me?' and I really, really don't. I'll go peaceable-like. 'Can you say why America is the greatest country in the world? It’s not the greatest country in the world. That’s my answer. Sharon, the NEA is a loser.

Aaron Benjamin Sorkin (born June 9, 1961) is an American screenwriter, director, producer, and playwright

Aaron Benjamin Sorkin (born June 9, 1961) is an American screenwriter, director, producer, and playwright. His works include the Broadway plays A Few Good Men, The Farnsworth Invention and To Kill a Mockingbird; the television series Sports Night, The West Wing, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, and The Newsroom; and the films A Few Good Men, The American President, Charlie Wilson's War, Moneyball, and Steve Jobs.

Sorkin's writing is as good on the page as it is on the stage or screen. Having not seen the play performed, only the movie, I found the stage directions fascinating.

Aaron Sorkin is one of the few screenwriters who's not afraid of economics.

See actions taken by the people who manage and post content. Page created – 16 June 2011. Aaron Sorkin is one of the few screenwriters who's not afraid of economics. He tried explaining the benefits of free trade in The West Wing, and took a stab at the Glass-Steagall Act in The Newsroom. 20 July 2018 ·. "We’ve been told that as coastal elites, we’re something less than real Americans and that we’re out of touch.

A Few Good Men (original title). As students at the United States Navy's elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class, one daring young pilot learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom. 0+ 2h 18min Drama, Thriller 21 October 1994 (Russia). Director: Tony Scott.

Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin on his (very) brief political career and how his work has evolved over the years. Oh, I'd love to get A Few Good Men back. I feel like there isn't a scene where, if I could have it back for half an hour, I couldn't give you a better scene. I keep thinking that I graduated from college a couple of years ago when it was actually 1983. You'll be able to say "motherfucker" on network television before you'll be able to take God's name in vain.

You made it clear just a moment ago that your men never take matters into their own hands.

Aaron Sorkin received a . in Theatre from Syracuse University in 1983. He received the Outer Critics Circle Award for A Few Good Men. Consult our Basic Catalogue of Plays for details. He is the author of Making Movies and Hidden in This Picture. Consult our Basic Catalogue of Plays for details

Characters: 14 male, 1 female

Int.

This Broadway hit about the trial of two Marines for complicity in the death of a fellow Marine at Guantanamo Bay sizzles on stage. The Navy lawyer, a callow young man more interested in softball games than the case, expects a plea bargain and a cover up of what really happened. Prodded by a female member of his defense team, the lawyer eventually makes a valiant effort to defend his clients and, in so doing, puts the military mentality and the Marine code of honor on trial.

"Enormously entertaining."- New York Daily News

"Plenty of wise cracking humor and suspense." - Time Magazine

"Fresh and adroitly updated and conditioned to our time and socio-political climate." - NY Post

Reviews:
  • Wrathmaster
The play itself gets 5 STARS, but Samuel French's updated publication is terrible.

First off it won't take long for the binding to crack and pages to start pulling away from the glue. Where has quality control at SF gone? Which leads me to itself. You get to the first act and ... nothing. No stage description anywhere to be found (which used to be there in the prior editions). If you bought this play and are wondering where the delineation of ACT ONE and stage description, you aren't alone.

Here. Copy and paste this in Word, print it out and tape it to the blank page opposite the first page of dialog. I've attached a photograph of what I did to my copy:

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ACT ONE

The stage is slightly raked and made up of wooden planks. Upstage and slightly right of center is a Marine Sentry Tower in front of which, running the width of the stage, is a barbed-wire fence. The only other set pieces are plain wooden tables and chairs which will be moved throughout the play by the actors. All settings of the play will be created by light, sound, clothing and text.

Lights up on DOWNEY and DAWSON
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For some odd reason this is completely left out.

The next bit of sloppiness can be found on page 22:
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JO (calling out) Can I get an M.P. (to DAWSON) I'm gonna talk to Private Downey alone for a minute.

(An M.P. appears)

Would you take Corporal Dawson into a holding room?
M.P. Aye, Aye Commander

When it should be

JO (calling out) Can I get an M.P. (to DAWSON) I'm gonna talk to Private Downey alone for a minute.

(An M.P. appears)

Would you take Corporal Dawson into a holding room?

M.P. Aye, Aye Commander

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Then, on page 35, a little over halfway down, we have more sloppiness. Here's the way it is in the published version:
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KENDRICK
Squad Leaders, front and center. Report. Dunn Sir, Corporal Dunn Alpha Squad present, sir.

The entire line is attributed to Kendrick. The way it SHOULD be printed is:

KENDRICK
Squad Leaders, front and center. Report.

DUNN
Sir, Corporal Dunn, Alpha Squad present, sir.
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These are but a few examples of sloppy quality control.
  • Uaha
Great script, a classic of course. But as an actor who played Danny a few years back and now again, I have to say that the revised Danny seems less sarcastic and has less snappy funny one-liners, such as him thanking Jo for commenting on his careless attitude and him thanking her with “I got it on sale.” Why would that need to be edited out for this revision? Just seems like a lot of Danny’s color went away. Also, Jo spends no time talking about his his father impacted her life, which then transcends to how he impacted Danny’s. There are also some plot points that are now occurring in a different order which to me lessens their impact...wish I had the time to type a more well-structured critique, but I have the rest of these lines to learn.

Overall I love this play, but in short, this revision is “less” to me than the previous script.
  • Berenn
Bought for a literature and film class. We watched a bit of the staging of the play and watched the fim. Both stayed pretty true to the play.
  • Dorintrius
Purchased for my Theatre class. Was nice to read a play that ultimately turned into a Major Motion Picture.
  • Kekinos
While this is a play and not a novel, it's still a very entertaining read. This is one book I read AFTER the movie, but it still held my interest to the end.
  • Zeleence
Came as described
  • Iaiastta
The text of the play absolutely lived up to expectations. Sorkin's writing is as good on the page as it is on the stage or screen. Having not seen the play performed, only the movie, I found the stage directions fascinating.
Great book, it is required reading for "KNOBS" at the Citadel. However, as a father of a cadet it's a good quick read, the only thing missing is Demi.