Oct. 6, 2010, 5:56 p.m. CST
by STICKY WHITE
Oct. 6, 2010, 6:01 p.m. CST
Oct. 6, 2010, 6:14 p.m. CST
After all the talk about the breakup scene, Sorkin says that he didn't add anything or make anything up? When everyone on earth knows that the girlfriend character was completely fictional?
Oct. 6, 2010, 6:23 p.m. CST
If I were to name my top 10 favorite talents working in film today he would be on the list. From A Few Good Men through Studio 60 the guy can do no wrong as far as I'm concerned(though obviously networks disagree). But I have to say that this is the most "true" Sorkin film of any of his big screen stuff in terms of retaining his voice. Whats amazing is that is David Fincher is the one who pulled that off. I'm really looking forward to Sorkin's Directorial debut(just hope Schlamme is around). The Social Network is definately the film of the year so far for me. I'd love it if you guys could drop by my new blog and check out my full review and comment or follow if the mood strikes you. http://www.nickel-eyenews.com/
Oct. 6, 2010, 6:41 p.m. CST
And that folks, is as good as it gets from me!
Oct. 6, 2010, 6:42 p.m. CST
Oct. 6, 2010, 6:44 p.m. CST
I love everything he does. I wish he would write Superman
Oct. 6, 2010, 6:49 p.m. CST
walking inside of the daily planet, with tons of witty (yet ultimately hollow) discussions with Jimmy Olsen.
Oct. 6, 2010, 6:51 p.m. CST
... but I didn't really find the movie that exciting. The first two scenes were terrific: the breakup, and the hacking/narration by Zuckerberg cross-cut with the party. But after that it became sort of a conventional courtroom drama, albeit one with very good dialogue. <p>I think one thing that kept it from being more engaging was that (SPOILERS, I guess...)Zuckerberg was so anti-social from the beginning that "losing his friends" meant nothing to him. Sure, he showed a bit of remorse at the very, very end; but the whole movie leading up to that he was pretty static, devoted only to himself and Facebook; Eduardo acted like he was being betrayed by his bosom companion, but Zuckerberg was cold and sort of condescending to him from the start. So a guy with no friends ends up with no friends... I dunno, it just didn't pull me in.
Oct. 6, 2010, 6:56 p.m. CST
did you even see the movie??
Oct. 6, 2010, 6:56 p.m. CST
by Drunken Irishman
He never explicitly stated that he doesn't think anyone here "wears a muumuu and chain smokes parliaments," but I'm going to assume that he really does like the site. I wonder if he'll ever make that Philo Farnworth script play of his into a screenplay? That I'd like to see.
Oct. 6, 2010, 7:51 p.m. CST
by Francis Begbie
Anyone who disagrees sucks cock by choice!
Oct. 6, 2010, 10:16 p.m. CST
by Booster Gold Lives
I will see everything this man writes from now on. And I'd love to talk with him for just five minutes about what the show might've been like if he hadn't left after the fourth season. You get a little on the DVD commentary to the 4th season finale, but I don't think he's ever spoken about it elsewhere in any kind of depth. Who did he have in mind for the new VP? What kind of arcs would he have wanted to explore? How would he have handled the election? Would he have wanted to continue the show after Bartlet left office? Yeah, I'm a geek for the show, and a Social Network interview probably wouldn't have been the place for it, but these are the kinds of geek thoughts that would go through my mind in that situation.
Oct. 6, 2010, 11:03 p.m. CST
I love Harley Quinn!
Oct. 7, 2010, 1:22 a.m. CST
"You're wearing my shirt." Josh Lyman and his "Secret plan to fight inflation" was not a bad consolation prize though.
Oct. 7, 2010, 4:07 a.m. CST
just wanted to add to the great works of Sorkin already on this TB. Love that film, any Sorkin is great. Studio 60 might not have been AS GREAT as the rest, but it still had thet great Sorkin quality, whereby you know as it starts that you are guaranteed to laugh, think and be entertained. Very few writers do that on such a regular basis. <P><P>Must see Social Network, although its not out in Blighty as of yet
Oct. 7, 2010, 7:47 a.m. CST
by ND Karrde
Thanks Quint! I've used West Wing in classes and now I have more Sorkin to use. I wish that Studio 60 kept the spark going from the initial episodes. Maybe a new political take on the Supreme Court (since Outlaw is horrible)? Sorkin, please consider this as a possibility!
Oct. 7, 2010, 8:04 a.m. CST
Can we possibly get the margins fixed on this article? I started to read it, but then got tired of horizontally scrolling back and forth.
Oct. 7, 2010, 8:05 a.m. CST
Yeah, SPORTS NIGHT is missed more than ever. And we're now at the point where we can realize how good STUDIO 60 actually was. HOW could you at least not mention if he had ANY inkling of getting back into television?
Oct. 7, 2010, 8:44 a.m. CST
He's supposed to directing the story about John Edward's affair/botched presidential run based on the book the intern wrote. I'd love to see him write another series, but let's see how he does at directing.
Oct. 7, 2010, 11:59 a.m. CST
Dawson's Creek was guilty of this as well - just because some 20 year old (even a billionaire at that) went to an Ivy League University, doesn't make them the dude on the Micro-Machines commercial. Have characters that speak like real people for a change.
Oct. 7, 2010, 1:09 p.m. CST
The point is, in a world crammed with ordinary-looking or even ugly people and people who can't even manage to talk half-intelligently, I WANT to spend my time watching a movie full of good-looking people talking intelligently.<P>As a friend of mine used to say on another movie list, "If you want reality, look out the window."
Oct. 7, 2010, 2:02 p.m. CST
But I still can't get past the fact that this is a movie about fucking facebook. Sorry. Maybe I'll catch it on HBO. Hell, I guess they made a movie about the guy that invented windshield wipers, why not.
Oct. 7, 2010, 3:17 p.m. CST
This is not really about Facebook, the same way Moby Dick is not just about a whale.<P>Anyone who has been pooh-poohing the notion of building an entire movie around an Internet site ("what are they gonna have, a lot of shots of guys typing at computers?") needs to see this.<P>Conflict, drama, emotion, the need to be loved, the need to be noticed, loyalty to your friends, great music by Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails and Edvard Grieg, who wrote Peer Gynt. Excuse me, I'm getting carried away here.<P>If you have any taste at all you should find it to be one of the best movies you see this year.
Oct. 7, 2010, 6:32 p.m. CST
with my eyes closed. (conservatives insert your joke here) It's just FUN to listen to his dialogue sing.