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'Molly's Game' director Aaron Sorkin thinks his lead character is 'a feminist icon'

'Molly's Game' director Aaron Sorkin thinks his lead character is 'a feminist icon'

Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba star in "Molly's Game." (TIFF)
Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba star in "Molly's Game." (TIFF)

Amid all the movies that distinguished themselves at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, perhaps no movie did so with words more than “Molly’s Game.” The film is a motormouth-y throwback, the kind that in the age of images and spectacle grooves to what movies once grooved to: well-crafted dialogue.

But what else would you expect from the feature directorial debut of Aaron Sorkin?

“I don't think it will come as a surprise to anyone I love language. It’s the only way I have of communicating creatively,” Sorkin, the Emmy-winning creator of “The West Wing” and Oscar-winning screenwriter of “The Social Network,” told The Times in Toronto.

I can’t draw; I can’t write music. I don’t see in my head what David Lean saw with camels coming up [over the horizon]. This is how I do it.

Aaron Sorkin

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