“The Social Network” (The Facebook Movie)



Have you heard of the upcoming movie entitled “The Social Network“? This movie, also known as “the Facebook Movie” is a comedy-drama film about the humble beginnings of Facebook – how founder Mark Zuckerberg created the social network from his dorm room in Harvard University until its rise and popularity in the Internet. The film is based on the book entitled “The Accidental Billionaires” by Ben Mezrich.

Columbia Pictures
released The Social Network’s first movie poster last week which features the image of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg (played by Jesse Eisenberg) with the tagline – “You don’t get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies.”

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Then a few days back, Columbia Pictures released the first teaser trailer for The Social Network.

As you can see, the trailer doesn’t contain much information not even images, just a few texts and some excerpts from the dialogues making it very intriguing and catching the viewer’s curiosity.

It’s interesting that someone in Hollywood would come up with the idea of making a movie about Facebook. However, based on the reviews and reader’s reactions on the book the movie was based on (The Accidental Billionaires), the story of how Facebook was created and started is something very interesting. Facebook has not only changed the way we communicate but it has also became a part of culture here in the United States and other parts of the world. Think of this movie as the modern-day version of “Pirates of Silicon Valley” which is a film about the history of Apple and Microsoft.

The Social Network movie, aka the Facebook Movie stars Jesse Eisenberg, Brenda Song, Andrew Garfield and Justin Timberlake. The Social Network was written by Aaron Sorkin, produced by Kevin Spacey and directed by David Fincher (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Zodiac, Panic Room, Fight Club, The Game, Se7en and Alien 3). The Facebook Movie will hit theaters October 1st of this year.

What do you think of upcoming The Social Network movie, aka The Facebook Movie? Would you go and watch it?


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3 Comments

  1. Terry Tiessen

    July 14, 2010 at 2:51 PM

    I love it! Facebook changed we use the Internet and the way relate with each other. As a cultural anthropologist it is a major event or civic movement leading to cultural advancement. Just like “Google” became a verb, to “facebook” someone joins the ranks. It’s about time , great topic for a movie.

  2. The Photoblogger

    July 2, 2010 at 4:16 PM

    I watched the Pirates of Silicon Valley. Why don’t they just name it “The Facebook Movie”. It’s much more inticing than “the social network”

  3. Joie

    June 30, 2010 at 6:23 PM

    I would like to watch the movie. It would be very interesting for sure.

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