First and foremost, I have to take a step back and admire this film as a technical achievement. For me this is worth a one time watch. After seeing the film, though, I realized that, of course, Fincher and Sorkin knew what they were doing all along. The youth of the characters made it even more sinister. His mother, Amy Fishman , is a professional clown, performing at children's birthday parties. First of all, the score for this film is sensational.
Surely they could have found something more important, more meaningful to apply their efforts to. Sorkin also demonstrates an acute awareness of character construction, and manages to create a loathsome protagonist we hate and are frustrated by but yet we still end up sympathizing with. However, I'm not sure I like this designation, especially since once you watch the film, you very quickly realize that this isn't a story about the founding of Facebook; it's really a story of friendship, ambition and betrayal, a character study of this fascinating individual whose actions in the film happen to depict the invention of an online social networking site that gets out of hand and puts all of his relationships, especially that with his best friend and business partner, in jeopardy. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room as a small site among friends soon becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication. It really lends the film a Rashomon air and intensifies the mystery behind the Zuckerberg character and what exactly transpired in the creation of this phenomenon, Facebook.
The film is also a rare showcase of pure acting prowess, and features a very interesting and eclectic cast of young actors stepping out of their comfort zones and delivering some truly phenomenal work. Facebook and the Internet in general is a massive part of today's world, so making a film on this subject seemed like an interesting idea. Instead, he opted to go for a cast of relative unknowns or up-and-comers, and really make stars out of them. First and foremost to be mentioned is Jesse Eisenberg, an actor I have personally been a fan of since The Squid and the Whale in 2005 and one whose work I have continued to enjoy since then. The way the story develops is interesting and seems like it would be very realistic but I found myself losing interest just over half way through, there is just so much talking and it feels extremely dragged out, 2 hours is a bit too long.
Jesse Eisenberg Jesse Eisenberg, Actor: The Social Network. The film as a film is one of the best of David Fincher but the universe it explores gave the chills. . From a structural standpoint it employs a very effective use of a framing device? It's difficult to say where 'Social Network' will stand when we look back on Finchers body of work but one things for sure, if it isn't seen as one of his truly great masterpieces then he is sure to become one of, if not the most powerful director in the industry for years to come. All of the themes mentioned above are universal and can be applied to a number of fantastic films and works of fiction over the centuries, and that, I think, is the greatest achievement of the film. His father, Barry Eisenberg, ran a hospital before moving on to become a college professor. Despite seeming to be a departure for Fincher in terms of content and subject matter? Why would David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin possibly be interested in the story of the founding of Facebook? Stripping away his signature goofiness and neurosis, Eisenberg plays Zuckerberg as a cold, calculated and determined genius who knows what he wants, is very confident and forward-looking and will stop at nothing to get it.
He's made a film about facebook? Sorkin's script is also an impeccable achievement and showcases, once again just what a genius this man really is. His counter in the film is Saverin, played brilliantly by Andrew Garfield, a name we will be hearing a lot more of of in the next few years: Saverin is a far more sympathetic character, more warm and inviting? A world approaching its end, fast. The casting of the film is quite a departure for Fincher, who has enough clout to gather the biggest names working in the business. However, no matter how good he was in those previous films, none of his previous performances compare to his amazing achievement on this film. I couldn't detect their soul or any evidence of its existence. Based on the book The Accidental Billionaires.
He attended East Brunswick High School, but he didn't really enjoy school. Profit is the name of the game and the ideas come out of boredom of longings to get laid. The cinematography is absolutely gorgeous? Enjoy Good seeders and leachers for free. Jesse Eisenberg is chillingly perfect as the humanoid that started it all - or did he? I saw this characters as aliens of sorts. Six years later, he is one of the youngest billionaires ever, but Zuckerberg finds that his unprecedented success leads to both personal and legal complications when he ends up on the receiving end of two lawsuits, one involving his former friend Andrew Garfield. Drama On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. Yes this is a good drama but I can't see why the critics have rated this so highly.
Roman Emperors or Wall Street. In a way they represent the worst of the previous generations. From age 10, he performed in children's theater. I guess its all about personal opinion. How I wish this was merely a science-fiction film.
Most of all, though, it's a showcase of Sorkin's impeccable writing style and knack for writing dialogue with a very unique sound and rhythm. I was stupefied, confused by the thought of what attracted all this talent to this seemingly trivial story to begin with? The acting in this movie is very good, Jesse Eisenberg and Andrew Garfield in particular two of the main characters. A mere six years and 500 million friends later, Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history. The gritty 'Se7en' and the intelligent 'Fight Club' had been two of my favourite movies growing up, the latter of which I had the privilege of studying in college quite in depth and although I missed 'Benjamin Button' only god knows why it took me until 2013 to watch! It is one of those rare works that feels so effortless in its brilliance which is due to the incredible work from both Fincher and Sorkin in creating this modern masterpiece, the way I see it the film relies heavily upon three aspects which are executed with perfection. David Fincher is one of the true masters of delivering some of the greatest films of the past few decades. I just want to get this out there right away and put the cards on the table so to speak: When I first heard about it, I had very little faith in this project.
Secondly, Sorkin's razor sharp screenplay is something a director can only dream of receiving, the dialogue never falters and it is always witty, sincere and hilarious all in one which can also be attributed to the performances of the actors involved But most of all, the atmosphere that Fincher is able to create visually is stunning, huge credit must also go to long time collaborator Jeff Cronenweth, together their formidable partnership and undoubted perfect understanding of each other's work is clearly the factor behind this film being one of the best movies of the past decade Great performances from Eisenberg, Garfield and Timberlake also help this movie stand head and shoulders above most and as one of the most promising young actresses in the business, Rooney Mara is given her first chance to truly show her quality in a small role. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room soon becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication. I know they represent today's landscape, brrrrr. Good, very good and Andrew Garfield, the most recognizable of the characters is a victim of sorts and he'll be destroyed no matter how much money he gets. I had thoroughly enjoyed the enigmatic 'Zodiac' as well.
Jesse was born in Queens, New York, and raised in New Jersey. Re-teaming with his Fight Club director of photography Jeff Cronenweth, Fincher manages to create and capture that really unique look all of his films have. The rapid-fire, overlapping dialogue remains one of the highlights of the film for me, and the script is certainly a shoo-in for Oscar consideration. . . .