The Social Network (2011)
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Director:David Fincher
Studio:Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Writer:Aaron Sorkin
Rated:Suitable for 12 years and over
Date Added:2011-07-08
ASIN:B003NE4SA8
UPC:5050629036039
Price:£24.99
Genre:Period
Release:2011-02-14
Duration:120
Picture Format:Anamorphic Widescreen
Aspect Ratio:2.4:1
Languages:English, French
Subtitles:Arabic, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, Hindi, Norwegian, Swedish
Selkämys:sininen
David Fincher  ...  (Director)
Aaron Sorkin  ...  (Writer)
 
Jesse Eisenberg  ...  
Justin Timberlake  ...  
Rooney Mara  ...  
Rashida Jones  ...  
Malese Jow  ...  
Summary: They all laughed at college nerd Mark Zuckerberg, whose idea for a social-networking site made him a billionaire. And they all laughed at the idea of a Facebook movie--except writer Aaron Sorkin and director David Fincher, merely two of the more extravagantly talented filmmakers around. Sorkin and Fincher's breathless picture, The Social Network, is a fast and witty creation myth about how Facebook grew from Zuckerberg's insecure geek-at-Harvard days into a phenomenon with 500 million users. Sorkin frames the movie around two lawsuits aimed at the lofty but brilliant Zuckerberg (deftly played by Adventureland's Jesse Eisenberg): a claim that he stole the idea from Ivy League classmates, and a suit by his original, now slighted, business partner (Andrew Garfield). The movie follows a familiar rise-and-fall pattern, with temptation in the form of a sunny California Beelzebub (an expert Justin Timberlake as former Napster founder Sean Parker) and an increasingly tangled legal mess. Emphasizing the legal morass gives Sorkin and Fincher a chance to explore how unsocial this social-networking business can be, although the irony seems a little facile. More damagingly, the film steers away from the prickly figure of Zuckerberg in the latter stages--and yet Zuckerberg presents the most intriguing personality in the movie, even if the movie takes pains to make us understand his shortcomings. Fincher's command of pacing and his eye for the clean spaces of Aughts-era America are bracing, and he can't resist the technical trickery involved in turning actor Armie Hammer into privileged Harvard twins (Hammer is letter-perfect). Even with its flaws, The Social Network is a galloping piece of entertainment, a smart ride with smart people… who sometimes do dumb things. --Robert Horton

Special features

Disc 1:
Audio Commentary with Director David Fincher Audio Commentary with Writer Aaron Sorkin, Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Armie Hammer and Josh Pence
Disc 2:
How Did They Ever Make a Movie of Facebook? - Four-Part Feature-Length Documentary on the Making of the Film, from the Script to the Screenplay to Casting to Production Featurette: Angus Wall, Kirk Baxter and Ren Klyce on Post - Editors Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter and Sound Designer Ren Klyce Discuss Editing the Film and the Different Layers They Created Using Different Takes, Angles and Sound Effects Featurette: Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and David Fincher on the Score - David Fincher, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross Discuss the Process of Creating the Score Featurette: Jeff Cronenweth and David Fincher on the Visuals - David Fincher and DP Jeff Cornenweth Discuss Creating the Look for the Film Featurette: Swarmatron - Atticus Rose Explains the Swarmatron Sound Machine Used to Create Parts of the Score Featurette: In the Hall of the Mountain King: Music Exploration - Multi-Angle Music Exploration which Allows Viewers to Watch the Same Scene Four Different Ways with Different Layers of Music Ruby Skye VIP Room: Multi-Angle Scene Breakdown