Directed by David Fincher, this movie revolves around Mark Zuckerberg, who is an expert in computer programming. One night in the fall of 2003, he hits upon an idea and excitedly starts working on it.
While he blogs and programs furiously throughout the night, this gives rise to a communication revolution, and the advent of a social networking site. If you wish to watch this great revolution unfold, download The Social Network movie from here, in perfect sound and picture quality. The video show that after six years, Mark Zuckerberg becomes the youngest billionaire in history gifting the world its first global social network. He acquires over 500 million friends.
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Even before you have properly seated yourself, the conversation starts. Mark Zuckerberg slams viewpoints with intellectual arrogance in an insanely speedy way, as if he were on an El train, and Erica first attempts at keeping up, then goes incisive with her retorts. You hurriedly look for a place to sit, eyes and ears fixated on the screen. The conversation has begun.
The Social Network has begun. It’s a wacky, oddball style that grips you even before the word ‘go’. When The Social Network was being conceived, there were several (in fact, every) mouths blurting that the idea was unfilmable. How a social networking website came into existence and how its owner fought his way through the legal proceedings, was practically an idea that looked best inside the pages of a book.
Unanimous voices seemed to claim that to bring such a concept out on celluloid would fetch ‘I told you it wasn’t possible’ looks. But David Fincher, the director of this masterpiece, knew what he was doing. He imagined the ambience; Aaron Sorkin penned the rules of the game and Jesse Eisenberg played it out. And look what is there out for us: two hours of spellbinding eloquence! The film rattles on with killing pace dialogue, at a time when the directors thrive on snail-paced discourse so that everyone in the audience could understand it.
But talk about Mark Zuckerberg at the hearing after his previous night’s act that sent the Harvard campus’ network crashing, and you know ‘how’ the film is heading. Mark Zuckerberg was everything but a social person. He had that brazenness, that coldness, and that brutality at relationship that led to the formation of Facebook. Eduardo Saverin, his only friend, became a figure that could be ‘left behind’ if he doesn’t understand the rules of the game. Sean Parker became a sort of demigod, because he possessed the attitude Mark never saw in anyone outside himself.
There is a scene where Sean is telling Mark during a party how they have the potential to be ‘the’ people of this time and age. He is telling him that Facebook has the potential to be a revelation in the modern era. The whole conversation is played out amidst loud noise and striking lights of disco. Still you hear everything, not because the words are clear but because by that time, the film has brought you inside it. It’s not Justine Timberlake as Sean Parker who does the talking; it’s you who is constantly screaming at his loudest voice that this is it, this is our time.
That’s the moment when you realize how important David Fincher’s film is. The loud roar of music subsides and you come back to reality, but only so much as to be able to differentiate the Mark and Sean and Eduardo and Winklevoss Brothers and yourself. The conversation dashes and the lawsuits hurtle, and things reach the final stage, which is only the beginning of an era.