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Two Social Network Clips, NYFF Press Conference, Live MySpace Webcast

by Anne Thompson
September 24, 2010 4:03 AM
4 Comments
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Check out these two clips from David Fincher's The Social Network, starring Jesse Eisenberg as Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, which opens the NYFF Friday night. And here's a link to the NYFF press conference. Billionaire Zuckerberg, 26, appears on Oprah Friday to announce his $100-million donation to the Newark schools, one week before The Social Network opens. "People don't care what people say about you in a movie," he told ABC's Diane Sawyer, "they care what you build." Fascinating interview. Eisenberg got the eyes right.

Here's info on the Live MySpace Webcast Sunday 5:30 pm ET/2:30 pm PT, featuring Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Timberlake, Andrew Garfield, Armie Hammer and Aaron Sorkin:

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4 Comments

  • Sergio | September 25, 2010 4:34 AMReply

    But you see that's the rub. The kind of person who invented Facebook is the kind of person who I would have nothing to deal with. Zuckerberg, as the way he's portrayed in the film, is such a humorless, strange, rotten, cold, aloof, arrogant, backstabbing jerk (WHEW!) that I had no sympathy for him. I found him totally despicable and unlikable. Therefore there's a distance between me and him that prevented me from getting into the film instead of watching my watch every 10 minutes. And if he is supposed to be a reflection of US then I'm REALLY scared!!!

    On the other hand. I think that Masrine (parts 1 and 2) just might be the best film(s) I've seen so far this year this year without question. And we're talking about a vicious, cold blooded gangster and killer. But he's such a dynamic, charismatic force (as Vincent Cassel portrays him) that I was totally caught up with him and his story.

    P.S. GOD! How I miss London!

  • Anne Thompson | September 24, 2010 10:57 AMReply

    Sergio,
    On this one I disagree--it's about more than the invention of facebook, it's about the kind of person it took to invent facebook and who we are now because of facebook. it's about our values, and how we relate to each other. I find myself fascinated by Mark Zuckerberg. Who is this guy? Aaron Sorkin is the genius of this piece--while it's all put together impeccably by David Fincher, Scott Rudin, and the cast, he's figured out how this story really is about us, now. It may not be about you---which is to your credit. But it does touch on me just a tad, I have to admit.

  • Sergio | September 24, 2010 10:33 AMReply

    Every year there always one film for me that EVRYONE raves about but leaves me cold and I don't see what all the fuss is about. This year it's The Social Network. Well made, true, but I found it a cold, impersonal uninvolving film (you can say that about any David Fincher movie) about a bunch of assholes trying to screw over each other. I didn't care for anyone except for Andrew Garfield's character Eduadro who's the heart of the film. Without him you have nothing.

    Besides the creation of Facebook doesn't interest me that much as a story either. It might as well been a story about the creation of the acabus

  • Bob | September 24, 2010 8:27 AMReply

    If you're in New York City and want to try seeing The Social Network at tonight's NYFF premiere, check out GothamFilm's tips for getting tickets: http://gothamfilm.com/?p=647

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