Netflix just scored a record number of nominations at the 2021 Oscars. Among the top rankers, Mank and Sorkin’s film is the real talk of the town. We all know that Sorkin’s film has slim chances of winning the best picture, but there’s no denying the fact that The Trial of Chicago 7 script is something to admire.
Released online by Netflix, The Trial of Chicago 7 screenplay written by Sorkin himself is a dramatized look at the 1969 trial of anti-Vietnam War activists in Chicago. The defendants, who were a mix of counterculture revolutionaries and political activists were on trial because they crossed state borders. The film is about their right to free speech and how it concerns lifestyle and politics in general.
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Starring Sacha Baron Cohen, Eddie Redmayne, Frank Langella, and Mark Rylance, among others this is a screenplay that’s full of punchy dialogues. While Sorkin is least concerned about the accuracies of the actual event, his hyper-stylized reworking is a thing that works brilliantly for the Netflix content register.
The style in which Aaron Sorkin has rigged his script works in favor of the film even though it fails to really dig deeper into an important subject matter. The screenplay walks past many familiar territories and feels a bit theatrical than cinematic, but one can’t simply ignore the scope of the message that the film sends across.
DOWNLOAD THE SCRIPT OF THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7 Here