According to critics and various comments, The Social Network depicts an aggressive and unscrupulous Mark Zuckerberg, who stole ideas and has no respect for his friends and associates. It is suggested even that he framed Sean “Napster” Parker, to kick him off from the position he acquired. The book the film is based on, The Accidental Billionaires, is less aggressive regarding Zuckerberg, is decent when expressing the characters’ view, and is biased toward Eduardo Saverin, who, as mentioned in the foreword by Ben Mezrich, the author, was open to answering his questions during the book’s research.
Smart guy, Mezrich. Hot topic, “TheFacebook”, especially because of the trials and the money involved. And because of this money potentially involved, the site is promoted freely by all the others. A “social” site with more than five hundred millions registered users at the moment, is a force to be recognized.
The movie was spectacularly done. If I considered Jesse Eisenberg very bland before, now I think that impersonating Zuckerberg was the role of his career. Excellently played, made the guy human, with all his geeky accent, or as Mezrich put it, “computer code” like, output-input speaking resembling Bill Gates’. Try to remember Eisenberg speaking normally…in movies like Adventureland, where he was infatuated with the vampire aspirant “Bella Swan” (nice name for a vampire). No big difference.
Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg, with the financial help of Eduardo Saverin, and technical skills, almost matching his own, of the roommate Dustin Moskovitz. Dustin Moskovitz was Mark Zuckerberg’s Harvard roommate and Facebook’s third employee. The two dropped out of Harvard and moved to California to work for the social-networking company full-time.
Who is in Facebook Inc. now is of no importance for this post. I’m not happy with the company. But… as an instrument, a little bit more complex than Twitter, and the tenth part of MySpace, Facebook is a necessary evil. If you’re a business, not having a Facebook profile means you don’t exist. It’s that simple, beside the “socializing” aspect. Brilliant idea, developed in what it is today. I let myself negatively influenced of how Zuckerberg’s words were used to take stakes from the company, but, again, he is human. A genius, a robot, whatever you want to call him, he was the creator and it’s not provable he stole anything. I don’t believe he’s a philanthropist either, this doesn’t matter. It’s cool to pose modest, it’s cool even to give when you have what to give, to offer. I was enchanted by the Diaspora idea, I’m not pleased with depending on others, but everybody depends on the internet as a whole, and everybody’s privacy is actually public. Looks like nonsense, but with skills like Mark Zuckerberg’s, if you ever post a thing about you, somewhere, it’s public even if you’re not aware. Google knows. And this is power. Now they have money. Facebook, Yahoo, Microsoft, Google, all of them have enough money. Everyone reign supreme in something. The “war” is for media, for guys like Cashmore, they’re shooting the buck because of you.
My sweetheart told me to be more subtle when expressing everything, any sort of opinion, bluntness can often insinuate as a denial of readers’ own intelligence. I’m aware myself of this, cruel with words sometimes, stubborn to deny your own capacity of comprehension when I like to make a point. I have to be objective with the facts. So, I stop here.
I liked The Social Network. I liked it a lot and it smells of Oscar, that if there isn’t another The Hurt Locker type of movie nobody heard about, hidden somewhere. I don’t comment here the already favorite Inception, it’s still imdb rated 9. I preferred Avatar a year ago, it had the built, everything was in place, all the elements were there. I preferred The Aviator several years ago, and the good Clint Eastwood snatched the statuette with something just shocking. The quality can’t be denied, but it was a very subjective vote. The movie by excellence was Scorsese’s Aviator
[source – imdb]
a movie by David Fincher
8,3 imdb score
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