Posts Tagged ‘Glenn Close’

Aaron Sorkin and the White House

Saturday, July 4th, 2015

RemingtonBefore he became the architect of the fictional Bartlet presidency on The West Wing, Aaron Sorkin wrote the 1995 film The American President.  Sorkin’s story depicts the end of President Andrew Shepherd’s first term.  Shepherd, a democrat, is a widower with a teenage daughter; his wife died before the campaign.

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First Thing We Do, Let’s Film All the Lawyers (Part 2 of 2)

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

Based on the eponymous play, Inherit the Wind showcases the Scopes Monkey Trial.  This 1960 film stars Spencer Tracy and Fredric March as the fictional counterparts to Clarence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan, respectively.

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