The Social Network

October 12, 2010 at 11:15 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

I saw the movie social network last week and I love love LOVED it. Smart writing, good directing, gripping story, witty humor, it had everything. And the thing is is that it did it without the hype, the marketing, the 3d, and the special effects. The story just sold itself.

The movie worked on many levels for me. One of them (for me anyway) was the issue of perspective. The movie is kind of told from a “looking back” perspective. Each one of the characters insisted that it was THEY that invented facebook. But their actions, at the time, told a completely different story. For instance, one of the facebook founders decided to join a prestigious internship with a finance company in New York instead of moving to Palo Alto to work with facebook. There was a lot of that going on in the movie and it was interesting ot hear everyone’s selective “spin” on the situation.

Also, if that’s what parties are like at harvard, I have to tip my hat to you harvard students. Georgetown parties ain’t got nothing on you.

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  1. wrong. the twins were played by one actor – thus a TON of special effects 🙂 hehe. Watching this movie, I was reminded tremendously of you. love the quote at the end: “you’re NOT an asshole….you’re just trying so hard to be one”. i suspect you got to see this guy talk at the startup school – it must have been cool.

  2. oh yeah, and you forgot to mention the MUSIC!!!! by that famous dude from the band about nails. you know, with the best album ever – the fragile!


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