Friday, July 16, 2010

“Facebook” The Movie- Review


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Facebook The Movie Trailer




Here's the first full-length trailer for The Social Network, David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin's movie about the creation of social wonder/ill, the Facebook.

Facebook The Movie Review



Thanks largely to a brilliant song choice, the trailer is eerily evocative.That's the Vega Scala Choir's rendition of Radiohead's "Creep," and when coupled with sad, lonely images of people reaching out across the great cyber void, via Facebook, the effect is oddly heartbreaking. We see footage of the actual movie and it's basically all the dialogue we've heard before ("Mark Zuckerberg!!"), just now with pictures attached. The film seems to be packaged as some deep, dark drama. Perhaps it’s just the marketing and publicity crews trying to make folks curious to see it, but beyond that, the tone just seems a little strange in a funny way. If the movie was a series of interconnected stories about how people meet, greet, live, love, engage and die on social networks like Facebook, then maybe all this pathos would fit in perfectly. But the story of some sniveling Harvard nerd warring with other sniveling Harvard nerds over a computer program? Well I’m sure there are many out there who haven’t a clue about the social media giant’s painful inception days.

It's actually called "The Social Network" and it's based on the Ben Mezrich novel (screenplay is by Aaron Sorkin).






Movie is set to open Oct. 1. Sony had commissioned West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin to knock together a screenplay about how Facebook redefined just about every paradigm open to redefinition was greeted with a mixture of horror, disbelief and out-and-out jaw-dropping incredulity among readers. The storyboard of the project, shows how Sorkin has taken what many consider an unfilmable tale and turned it into a white-knuckle rollercoaster entertainment ride, packed with nail-biting moments of tension.

So Aaron Sorkin is getting his geek on!!!

Facebook The Movie Poster



With a global userbase of just over 400 million, there is no denying that Facebook is extremely popular. But, will the social sites popularity turn into ticket sales when the movie comes out?
The famous technophobe and Hollywood scribe is trading the "West Wing" and "Studio 60" corridors for the graffiti-scrawled, software-developer-mobbed corridors of social networking upstart Facebook Inc.
The Palo Alto company did not initially sign on to a Sorkin film about its inception, but Sorkin anyhow started a Facebook group (well, he says, his assistant did that) to gather color for a Facebook film he is writing for Sony and producer Scott Rudin.
The Facebook group (where Sorkin groupies have already congregated to write on Sorkin's wall) was first unearthed by the Defamer blog.
Sorkin's Facebook group page reads:
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=33807262256

"Welcome. I'm Aaron Sorkin. I understand there are a few other people using Facebook pages under my name -- which I find more flattering than creepy -- but this is me. I don't know how I can prove that but feel free to test me.
"I've just agreed to write a movie for Sony and producer Scott Rudin about how Facebook was invented. I figured a good first step in my preparation would be finding out what Facebook is, so I've started this page. (Actually it was started by my researcher, Ian Reichbach, because my grandmother has more Internet savvy than I do and she's been dead for 33 years.)"
So the movie about the messy beginnings of Facebook is called "The Social Network", complete with tense courtroom scenes from the legal battle over the company's creation. Justin Timberlake plays the founding president Sean Parker. And with Jesse Eisenberg playing Mark Zuckerberg, the movie is all set to be just as funny as it is serious.
I’m sure we’ll all enjoy a slightly different kind of a movie. And if we don’t, I guess we’ll just log in to
http://www.facebook.com/
and find something better……to do
(Note to Sorkin: Aaron Greenspan -- who attended Harvard with the founders, claims he came up with the idea for Facebook and recently penned a book on the subject -- would like to share his two cents).