How The West Wing’s Famous Walk-And-Talk Scenes Came To Be
Hailing from Aaron Sorkin, “The West Wing” is the epitome of the ideal, fictional White House.
Every imitation pales in comparison, not for lack of trying.
The political drama features an all-star cast spearheaded by Martin Sheen as President Josiah Bartlet, and scripts that sing thanks to the rapid-fire dialogue.
The witty, likable characters that make up the administration might be a bit too far-fetched in today’s world, but “The West Wing” is a prime example of some worthy escapism.
And there is nothing that exemplifies that more than the famous walk-and-talk scenes, of course.The snappy dialogue often identified with the series creator is aptly glued together by director Thomas Schlamme’s penchant for long takes and use of the Steadicam.
Each main character gets some time in the spotlight during these extensive sequences, also serving as a seamless transition between scenes.
It works so well that the walking-while-talking
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