Director David Fincher (Fight Club, Seven) teams with screenwriter Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing) to explore the meaning of success in the early 21st century from the perspectives of the technological innovators who revolutionized the way we all communicate. The year was 2003. As prohibitively expensive technology became affordable to the masses and the Internet made it easy to stay in touch with people who were halfway across the world, Harvard undergrad and computer programming wizard Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) launched a website with the potential to alter the very fabric of our society. At the time, Zuckerberg was just six years away from making his first million. But his hearty payday would come at a high price, because despite all of Zuckerberg's wealth and success, his personal life began to suffer as he became mired in legal disputes, and discovered that many of the 500 million people he had friended during his rise to the top were eager to see him fall. Chief among that growing list of detractors was Zuckerberg's former college friend Eduardo Saverin (Andrew Garfield), whose generous financial contributions to Facebook served as the seed that helped the company to sprout. And some might argue that Zuckerberg's bold venture wouldn't have evolved into the cultural juggernaut that it ultimately became had Napster founder Sean Parker (Justin Timberlake) not spread the word about Facebook to the venture capitalists from Silicon Valley. Meanwhile, the Winklevoss twins (Armie Hammer and Josh Pence) engage Zuckerberg in a fierce courtroom battle for ownership of Facebook that left many suspecting the young entrepreneur might have let his greed eclipse his better judgment. The Social Network was based on the book The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich.~Jason Buchanan
Audio commentary with David Fincher
Audio commentary with Aaron Sorkin & cast
How Did They Ever Make a Movie of Facebook? - a feature-length documentary in four parts
David Fincher and Jeff Cronenweth on the visuals
Angus Wall, Kirk Baxter and Ren Klyce on Post
Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and David Fincher on the Score
Ruby Skye VIP room: multi-angle scene breakdown
In the Hall of the Mountain King: Reznor's first draft
This film is unflattering, and yet insightful, to the birth of Facebook, and the betrayals and conflicts involved in it's turbulent creation.
The AV quality, as well as the special features, are excellent here.
Aaron Sorkin wrote a fantastic script and David Fincher delivered a fantastic film. To say the film took a lot of artistic license would be generous, but it was based on the true story of the founding of facebook. The movie made Jesse Eisenberg and Andrew Garfield stars.
If someone were to give you the general synopsis that this film is about the rise of tech giant, Facebook, from a dorm, some people would think it sounds like it could be a boring film; however this film is anything but boring. It is filled with a lot of drama that will keep you on the edge of your seat wanting to know how things will unfold. This film is a great testament to when a great team (actors, director, screenplay writer, etc) is put together, you get an amazing film. The acting performances are great up and down the board. The writing is absolutely amazing and it especially shines with the superb dialogue. Fincher's directing style is clearly evident and it plays well in this film. Even the score styling was a great choice to complement the story.
As for the quality of the DVD, it is quite good in an age with 4K as the new medium for film watching. The quality of the DVD stands up pretty well on my big screen compared to many of my blu-rays.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Other than a slightly abrupt ending, this is a perfect film. This version comes in a useless cardboard sleeve which will just take up space in a landfill and further pollute our planet, so that kind of soured my experience.
The casting was perfection! The soundtrack can and will be listened to for years to come!! Even though it was fabricated here and there? “Hollywood-ed” Up? ITS STILL ONE OF THE BEST FILMS of ALL time for perfectly talking the story of a thing that totality revolutionized the way the planet communicates/interacts/etc. GOLD!
I had seen this movie before. Probably a dvd rental. Decided to bite the bullet and buy the blu ray because it was on sale and wanted to see the movie again. Blu ray quality did not disappoint. Not a Facebook fan but seeing how the phenomenon started and being a fan of David Fincher who also directed Gone Girl, Zodiac, and Seven made it worth it.
"The Social Network" embodies the look and feel of the digital age, with a quick pace and pristine cinematography, and this Blu-ray release captures that look and feel very well. Additionally, the bonus features including the making-of featurettes and David Fincher's audio commentary offer a fascinating look at how this film was put together. Really glad I got this, especially at the low sale price.
This movie while partially fictional tells a great story about the creation of a social media application that created a new way to meet and communicate with others. Eisenberg’s performance was very intense. The Reznor/Ross duo provided an amazing score for their first of many collaborations.