One of the most interesting behind the scenes facts about The Social Network is that Jesse Eisenberg never met the real life person he was playing, Mark Zuckerberg, the man behind Facebook. Well, Eisenberg was on NBC’s Saturday Night Live last night and finally, offically, met Zuckerberg in real life. Check out the clip after the jump. Read More »
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The nominees for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards have been announced. As expected, big players include The Social Network and The King’s Speech, but there are very strong showings for The Kids Are All Right, The Fighter and True Grit. The Best Picture nominees are: Black Swan, The Fighter, Inception, The Kids Are All Right, The King’s Speech, 127 Hours, The Social Network, Toy Story 3, True Grit, and Winter’s Bone. If you’re going by the numbers, The King’s Speech is strong with 12, followed by a wonderful 10 for True Grit and then 8 for both The Social Network and Inception, with the latter scoring on technical nominations.
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For those keenly interested in the award season race, here’s the first big upset of the year: the winner of the Producer’s Guild of America (PGA) Producer of the Year award for films released in 2010 — aka the organization’s Best Picture award — is The King’s Speech. That represents a big upset over The Social Network, and seems to dramatically alter predictions for the Oscar race. The full list of winners is after the break. Read More »
Posted on Saturday, January 15th, 2011 by David Chen
David Fincher’s The Social Network is finally out on DVD/Blu-Ray this week, and it offers a pretty spectacular, in-depth look at the creation of the film (go here for all our past coverage of the film). One of the things that’s always interested me about the movie is the opening credits sequence, which has gone through several changes from conception to execution. Originally, it was supposed to be done in one long, continuous shot, but that idea was shelved.
Additionally, Aaron Sorkin has stated in interviews that he wanted to use Paul Young’s cover of “Love for the Common People” over the opening credits. He later commented, “David [Fincher] didn’t just do something different; he did something 180 degrees opposite…The way that’s shot, the way that’s scored, that tells the audience, ‘This isn’t your father’s college movie.’” Indeed, Trent Reznor’s haunting score at the beginning is what sets the tone perfectly for the dark nature of the film. But today, we have a glimpse into what would have happened if this had been Aaron Sorkin’s The Social Network.
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Do you know what’s cooler than $140 million dollars? Anything more. And that’s what Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss are trying to get from Facebook, more than the $140 million their initial settlement entitled them too.
The twins, who play a major role in David Fincher’s film The Social Network, were back in court this week arguing that they were swindled by their 2008 settlement. The film itself reported that the settlement the Winklevosses signed was for $65 million but apparently now its worth more along the lines of double that, probably thanks to the success of Facebook and their resulting stock options. Even so, soon after they signed the deal, the twins were so upset that they accused the lawyers who helped them sign that settlement of malpractice, and lost.
Now this week Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, played by Armie Hammer in the soon to be Oscar-nominated film, were back in court and it doesn’t look good. Read more details after the break. Read More »
I want to highlight a couple quotes from The Social Network director David Fincher, who did a great interview with my friend Quint from AICN. The first quote is about the value of being called “The Best Movie of the Year”, the second is about the dislike for movie studio produced EPK (electronic Press Kit) materials for home video releases, and lastly his efforts to shoot the film on Harvard property and how accuracy meant more to him than getting a cool shot.
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