While the story of this title appearing on Mark Zuckerberg’s early Facebook business cards has been around outside the company since at least 2009, when Ben Mezrich’s The Accidental Billionaires was released, it really exploded into legendary status last year. That’s when the Acadmey Award-winning film, The Social Network (based on Mezrich’s book), launched the phrase into pop… → Read More
Despite losing Best Picture to The King’s Speech, Aaron Sorkin and David Fincher’s epic Facebook creation myth The Social Network did pick up three Oscars tonight, more than any film about nerds has ever garnered, unless you count A Beautiful Mind. The Social Network won Best Film Editing (Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter), Best Original Score (Trent Reznor) and Best Adapted Screenplay (Aaron Sorkin)… → Read More
As you may be aware, musician Trent Reznor wrote and recorded (along with Atticus Ross) the score for David Fincher’s new film, The Social Network — you know, the Facebook movie. Therefore, he must be an expert on Facebook and love the service, right? Well, not exactly. Okay, not at all.
Ok, Aaron Sorkin, you have to pick. Either you are proud that you don’t know a thing about the Internet, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg and the world you wrote a movie about or you are simply the empty vessel here to tell the world a larger truth about Silicon Valley. Because so far, you seem to flip-flop based on the accusation.
When called out for not being an accurate representation of the facts… → Read More
If you haven’t seen “The Social Network” yet – it officially opens in theaters today – I really suggest you do. It’s simply a good movie, even if the narrative doesn’t quite match the real story of how Facebook came to be (hey, it’s a movie).
But if your life is so super busy that you won’t have time for it, fear not, because the crazy Taiwanese video production company Next Media Animation (… → Read More
Premiering at New York Film Festival yesterday and coming to theaters October 1st, the world’s first Hollywood movie about the founding of a social network can now also claim the bragging rights of a solid 100 score on movie review aggregator Metacritic as well as a 9.9 score on Rotten Tomatoes.
While both the Metacritic and Rotten Tomatoes sample sizes are currently small, The Social Network… → Read More
The first thing you’ll do after watching Aaron Sorkin and David Fincher’s The Social Network is visit the “History” subsection of the Wikipedia article on Facebook, seeking details on how much in the film is actually true, but primarily looking for evidence as to whether or not Mark Zuckerberg was that much of an asshole between 2003 and 2005.
Let me save you the trouble. He wasn’t. And… → Read More
The upcoming Facebook movie, The Social Network, continues to perplex me. I’m still not sure how they got all that talent on board to make it (director David Fincher, writer Aaron Sorkin), nor can I believe that it sounds like it’s actually going to be good. One such early rave review was from musician Trent Reznor (of Nine Inch Nails fame). Reznor is actually doing the score and soundtrack for… → Read More
From the very same Internet that brought you The Twitter Movie, The YouTube Movie, The Auction Site Movie and The Other Social Network Movie comes today’s Ping parody: Another Social Network Movie. Something tells me that people are just going to keep making these parodies of David Fincher’s The Social Networkuntil they run out of websites. Can’t wait to see what people come up with for Orkut.… → Read More
It seems as if the ads for Sony’s upcoming movie The Social Network — you know, the Facebook movie — are everywhere on the Internet. They’re here on TechCrunch, they’re on VentureBeat, they’re on Techmeme — they’re just about everywhere but Facebook itself. In fact, they’re even on rival MySpace. In fact, the movie is sponsoring a whole section of the other social network. Yes, the Facebook… → Read More
The full trailer for The Social Network, the highly anticipated film written by Aaron Sorkin and directed by David Fincher that retells the origins of Facebook, has just landed. Buzz for the movie has been steadily building up for the last month as the studio released teaser trailers filled with dramatic music and punchy dialog — but no footage showing the actors. This latest trailer brings… → Read More
Given all the recent privacy uproar over Facebook, this Fall’s Facebook movie, The Social Network (adapted for the screen by Aaron Sorkin and directed by David Fincher), is going to be all the more interesting. Today, the first official poster for the movie has been unveiled on the movie’s website. It’s an eye-grabbing poster, but it’s also interesting because it implies that Facebook has 500… → Read More
Yesterday, Facebook’s Dave Recordon commented that he just finished a marathon session of The West Wing, a great show about the inner-workings of a fictional White House that ended its run on NBC in 2006. I agreed with Recordon, it was a great show. You know who else agreed? Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
So why is this interesting? Well, the creator of The West Wing was Aaron Sorkin. He was… → Read More