Sorkin talks to Mashable about Steve Jobs:
People have a real emotional connection, good or bad, toward him, his company and his products. There are people who love them. We saw the outpouring of mourning and eulogising that happened after his death.
He says that one scene, that combines two arguments from different time periods, is partially based on notes Sculley sent Sorkin during his research.
He sent me a fantastic, comprehensive document. If you were in the White House press corps, you’d call it a tick tock of that night…It was fascinating, and I knew I wanted to dramatise it. Especially because it differed from the conventional record of what happened, that Sculley was just a sort of a stupid suit that didn’t understand the creative genius of Steve Jobs and so fired him. You can tell that the weight of that thing that’s been hung around him for all of these years kind of ruined his life.
Sorkin apologizes to Cook
I think that Tim Cook and I probably both went a little too far. And I apologize to Tim Cook. I hope when he sees the movie, he enjoys it as much as I enjoy his products.
Sorkin criticizes Cook’s recent assertion that filmmakers are being “opportunistic” in making films about Steve Jobs.
Nobody did this movie to get rich. Secondly, Tim Cook should really see the movie before he decides what it is. Third, if you’ve got a factory full of children in China assembling phones for 17 cents an hour you’ve got a lot of nerve calling someone else opportunistic.
Escape Artists announces Blanchett will play Lucille Ball in an as-yet untitled biopic written by Sorkin.
Esquire interviews Sorkin about his third and final season of The Newsroom.
I am really proud of this third season. I think it’s our best. You know there was some question in my mind as to whether I would bring the show back for a third session and I am really glad that I did. I love ending on this note.