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The Social Network
Topic by: underdog
Posted: September 23, 2010 - 3:41 PM PDT
Last Reply: October 9, 2010 - 9:13 PM PDT

author topic: The Social Network
post #1  on September 23, 2010 - 3:41 PM PDT  
A week before the premiere of the film about the origins of Facebook, THE SOCIAL NETWORK, and Facebook goes down for half the day. Hah! Some have wondered if that was Zuckerberg's way of getting back at the movie. More likely, it means they need more server space.

Anyway! This has been getting fantastic reviews already from critics who've seen it, film bloggers, etc. I was very skeptical this would be interesting at first until I heard David Fincher was directing and Aaron Sorkin (the West Wing, etc) wrote the script. And the first trailer looked great.

Thoughts on the movie? Both before and after you see it...

post #2  on September 23, 2010 - 3:43 PM PDT  
Also, have people heard of CATFISH?

They're billing it as "the REAL Facebook movie."

Looks creepy is all I can say.
post #3  on September 24, 2010 - 3:02 PM PDT  
I'm really intrigued by "Catfish," but I've heard that the less you know about it, the better.

post #4  on October 8, 2010 - 4:06 PM PDT  
Saw the film yesterday and found myself really enjoying it. Fincher seems to excel nowadays doing much more understated projects (Zodiac, Social Network) than the glossy films like the horrifically poor Benjamin Button.

The characters, setting, writing, and pace -- all of it is enthralling and before you know it, those 2 hours are up. I really found the film to be a great character study that gets a sort of time and environment completely right.
post #5  on October 8, 2010 - 5:05 PM PDT  
Yeah I liked it as well. It's very compelling and helps having Aaron Sorkin right the dialogue. It's like some uber dark screwball comedy at times. Justin Timberlake always surprises me with his acting ability; he's perfect as Sean the founder of Napster. Hard to like almost any of the main characters but hard to completely dislike them, too, it does a good job of not shading anyone as a 1-dimensional villain or complete victim.

What did people think of how the female characters were portrayed? There's been some controversy over it but a lot of people have since chimed in, in defense, that there are certainly some likable females in the film, too, and as I've pointed out many of the males are d-bags so hard to criticize how women are portrayed specifically. Some people were just like that.

Anyway, expertly directed and written, as you said.
post #6  on October 8, 2010 - 5:06 PM PDT  
write, not "right." Gah.
post #7  on October 9, 2010 - 9:13 PM PDT  
I still haven't seen "The Social Network," but Catfish was quite good. Definitely the less you know about this movie, the better.

The NY Times had an article about how the Catfish filmmakers struggled to depict computer use in the film in a compelling way. They managed to do a pretty good job.

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