The Social Network: Let’s Be Friends
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The Social Network: Let’s Be Friends


The Social Network was another movie that sort of came to me as
something of a surprise, because I wasn’t all that interested in the subject matter. When I approached it, I kind of thought, out of respect for this film maker, I’m interested to see how
he deals with this material. As soon as I got through the first scene, that incredible first scene, – I’m sorry I mean it. – I appreciate that but I have to go soon. – Come on you don’t have to study, you don’t have to study, let’s just talk. – I can’t. – Why? – Because it’s exhausting. Dating you is like dating a stair master. – You basically learn
everything you need to know about the Mark Zuckerberg character and what will happen to him. I realized that Fincher
had again found material that although it didn’t
seem to be immediately apparent why he’d been
attracted to it, as soon as you were into it, you realized
no, no, this is a film about a deeply insulated, isolated person in extremely advanced
state of emotional denial, difficulty dealing with the world, and who is going to take his
revenge for feeling excluded on the world by creating
something based on whether or not you’re a friend, and
whether or not you’re liked. – Welcome to Facebook. (cheering) – It seems like kind of
a simple interpretation of the story of Mark Zuckerberg, but in terms of a narrative
that made the development of Facebook and the
motivations behind it something that was a part of the
deeper human condition, in the 21st century,
Fincher had nailed it. He’d absolutely nailed it. Again, it’s one of those films
where a lot of its charms, a lot of its strongest assets
aren’t immediately apparent. When you look at the film
and there’s like the second or third time that I saw the film, realized that visually
it is as much a kind of a total created,
generated David Fincher world as any of his other films, even though a lot of the references
were real world references to campuses, to companies, to experience. It still represented a world that I think David Fincher
felt comfortable creating in entirety. Yeah, I think it’s a remarkable movie. (theme music)

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