The Social Network Movie Premieres In New York: Overview

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The flick The Social Network is to have its premiere in New York on October 1. But even prior to the movie being shown a lot of fuss is already taking place.

The Social Network is a movie of the beginnings of Facebook, a social networking site catering to more than five hundred million users and netizens around the world. It is directed by David Fincher, director of Fight Club and Panic Room and casts actors Justin Timberlake, Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Brenda Song, Max Minghella, Armie Hammer, and Rooney Mara.

The story starts in the year 2003 with Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg), an undergrad Harvard student, having an idea of a social networking system based in the internet for Harvard students to use. He confided this to his friends and dorm mates. They then will found Facebook which they did not know at that time will soon lead them to revolutionize social communications throughout the internet. Zukerberg will become the youngest billionaire in the world in just six years and success will lead him to personal problems, betrayals, and a lot of legal actions.

Students in Harvard University say that the movie distorted the depictions of their campus social life. A lot of them have expressed that the depictions might make the audiences see their university as breeding ground for attention seeking egomaniacs (as Zuckerberg is portrayed in the movie) who wants to be a part of a university social life ruled only by a few.

The movie is loosely based Ben Mezrich’s 2009 nonfiction book The Accidental Billionaires. One of the co-founders of Facebook is actually a consultant of the book, Eduardo Saverin (played by Andrew Garfield in the film). Well, factual or not, Mike Zuckerberg and the other founders of Facebook are not attending the premiere of the movie. Just recently, Zuckerberg felt philantrophic and donated $100 million to start an educational foundation.

Some speculators say that Zuckenberg is actually trying to get attention off the movie. Zuckenbergstated in The Oprah Winfrey Show recently that the movie is just a work of fiction and that he is more hard working than the character portrayed in the film.


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