Aaron Sorkin told Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene to go to Hell after she used an excerpt from 1992’s A Few Good Men written by Sorkin.
Aaron Sorkin told Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene to go to Hell after she used the iconic quote from her 1992 legal drama, Some Good Men. Greene, who was recently permanently banned from Twitter, gained notoriety during his time as Georgia’s state representative for promoting conspiracy theories and misinformation, particularly in relation to the 2020 election. and coronavirus. Greene used the quote, “You can’t handle the truth, “in response to his ban on Twitter after the site’s five strike rules were violated about promoting false information about vaccines.
Some Good Men followed by Lieutenant Coffee (Tom Cruise) while he was investigating the death of a Marine at the hands of two other Marines, while sparring with Colonel Jessup (Jack Nicholson.) The quote, “You can’t handle the truth, “comes to the climax of the movie where Kaffee asks to know the truth from Jessup in court and Jessup responds. Some Good Men considered one of the seminal legal films of the ’90s.
In an interview with The Late Late Show with James Corden, Sorkin talks about his anger at Greene using his quote, saying there is no doubt about that. “He can go to Hell.” He went on to say he preferred it when Burger King was taken to the line instead, despite not having any free food from the deal. Sorkin goes on to talk about his new film Being Ricardo about Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, now streaming on Amazon Prime.
Sorkin’s work is characterized by a left-wing view of the world that shapes many of the stories he tells about politics and legal discourse, especially in his shows, The West Wing and The Newsroom, as well as his films, Charlie Wilson’s War, ug The Chicago Trial 7. Sorkin is known for his fast-paced dialogue, where the characters converse at a fast pace to express all the information they need. Sorkin’s work also expanded the theater in his adaptation of To Kill A Mockingbird, which premiered on Broadway in 2018.
Sorkin is one of the few Hollywood writers to become a household name, with his work being loved by movie and TV fans for their ingenuity and wisdom. Greene earned the reputation of being a professional troll taken seriously only by the white supremacists and antisemites he promoted and will be remembered as a symptom of democracy in need and the division within it. Sorkin’s work in the film and TV will remain at the high bar he has placed on his writing, which will be praised and studied in the coming years, as Some Good Men is.
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