The Social Network ★★★★★

Fincher has a reputation for being an egomaniac and a slave driver during production. But he's a genius.

It's not what you say but how you say it. A story isn't just words falling out of a person's mouth. But any story is reflection of the person telling it. Even if they never had anything to do with the event. There's possibilities for tone, mannerisms and even their own shaded truth of the event. Which might not be truth at all but it's now their story so they'll tell it the way they want. There's no denying that what makes this film such an easy watch, such a draw back for future rewatches is Finchers voice. The barebones of the story is a simple he said she said with facts scattered about. He doesn't use cheap sex scenes to wrestle the audiences attention. He doesn't use an overwrought visual palate with little purpose beyond flash and sizzle. Just smart dialogue harboring a core idea's as old as time. When does a festering jealousy, a tiny thorn even the victim doesn't notice, become corporate revenge? What happens in the battle between class division when the poor man is now the rich man the other rich want a piece of? We haven't even begun to touch on friendship and loyalty and how this unique relationship often builds another man or woman up out care and support that only comes from a person who's stood in the trenches with you. Who hasn't bailed when you did something shitty. Who still want's to be your friend when you're clearly an asshole. But none of this is that interesting without Eisenberg's putting a spotlight on the fear of man Zuckerberg clearly suffered from, according to Fincher. Sketching a Rembrandt as to the true nature and character of Mark Zuckerberg. Again, according Fincher. And again, that's what makes it so darn interesting. Because he too is a master at his craft. It's the story teller we become so interested in. Who cares about Mark Zuckerberg.

Trivia : Stanford student Amy reply's to Sean Parker in french and roughly translated as "You've made love with a beautiful girl" I always wondered what she said.
Country of Origin : U.S
Greatest Quality : There's no way this story was that interesting in real life...but who cares.

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