When I saw the first trailer for the Facebook movie, The Social Network, I was a little bit ashamed to admit that I thought it actually looked pretty good. Sure, it has David Fincher directing, Aaron Sorkin writing, and Trent Reznor composing. But still, it’s a movie about Facebook. But the trailer was a homerun. Well, except for one little part.
The trailer is set to Radiohead’s “Creep,” as covered by Scala & Kolacny Brothers. If you liked music at any point in the 1990s, it’s probably one of your favorite songs. But the American trailer neutered it by changing the key lyric “you’re so fucking special” to “you’re so very special.” So lame. I cringe every time I hear it. Luckily, those outside the U.S. aren’t quite as prude as we are.
The international version of the trailer has hit the web at thesocialnetwork-movie.net (not to be confused with the U.S. version at thesocialnetwork-movie.com). As SlashFilm notes, the trailer is the exact same as the U.S. version except that it restores the original “fucking” lyric.
As a commenter notes on YouTube, “Pretty much the same as the US version, but also a million times better.” Amen.
This version also goes along well with Reznor’s early review: “It’s really fucking good. And dark!“
Related: only one of Fincher’s major movies has been rated anything other than “R” — that was 2008′s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. If The Social Network really is as “dark” as Reznor says, could it get an “R” rating too? Would Sony allow that to happen since it would basically cut off anyone under 17 from seeing the movie (without a parent) in the U.S.? I’m betting it comes in at PG-13.
Facebook is the world’s largest social network, with over 1 billion monthly active users. Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg in February 2004, initially as an exclusive network for Harvard students. It was a huge hit: in 2 weeks, half of the schools in the Boston area began demanding a Facebook network. Zuckerberg immediately recruited his friends Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes, and Eduardo Saverin to help build Facebook, and within four months, Facebook added 30 more college networks. The original...