"The Social Network" just won big at the Golden Globes and got nominated for 6 BAFTA Awards today, so I figured it deserved a post. Also because I quite loved it, this film was one of my favourites from last year. It's a bit dark and it's fascinating. I wasn't sure what to expect from it, but of course it's an interesting story (the "Facebook story") to start with and I really like what director David Fincher did with it. Jesse Eisenberg in particular impressed me as the sympathetic yet annoying and socially awkward Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook. I have to admit I didn't really know this actor, but I looked up some of his earlier work and watched a few of his recent interviews and he seems to be a very interesting guy. (Entertainment Weekly recently named him Sexiest Geek Alive, fyi). The captures above give a nice impression of what this clever movie is about and my favourite part in it has to be this one; "As for any charges stemming from the breach of security, I believe I deserve some recognition from this board." -"I'm sorry?" -"Yes." -"I don't understand." -"Which part?" ..haha!
Anyway, the official synopsis:
On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room soon becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication. A mere six years and 500 million friends later, Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history… but for this entrpreneur, success leads to both personal and legal complications.
Click here to see the full list of BAFTA Awards 2011 nominees!!