The Social Network (2010) – IMDb

The Social Network (2010) – IMDb

That’s the movie on Mark Zuckerberg, the “inventor” and creator of Facebook.

From Trivia:

  • The opening breakup scene with Jesse Eisenberg and Rooney Mara ran eight script pages and took 99 takes. (link)
  • “Who was the movie star?” – “Does it matter?” – the movie star was, in fact, Natalie Portman (Born: Natalie Hershlag), who was enrolled at Harvard from 1999 to 2003 and helped screenwriter Aaron Sorkin by providing him insider information about goings-on at Harvard at the time Facebook first appeared there.
  • The Winklevoss twins were both played by actor Armie Hammer. However, Ralph Lauren model Josh Pence played one of them strictly from the neck down. His face was digitally replaced with Hammer’s to make them appear identical, as the two men are unrelated and look nothing alike. The two spent 10 months in twin boot camp to match one another’s subtle movements and rapport.

From Quotes:

  • “As if every thought that tumbles through your head was so clever it would be a crime for it not to be shared.”
  • “You’re not an asshole, Mark. You’re just trying so hard to be one.”

Update after watching the movie:


I think the Winklevoss twins should not have gotten any money.
My impression is, that they just discussed a business idea with Zuckerberg, and discussing such an idea a without non-disclosure agreement isn’t really worth anything.
They should not have gotten money or shares from Zuckerberg or Facebook, that was wrong.

I think, it’s very sad, how the friendship between Mark Zuckerberg and Eduardo Saverin evolved, but then that’s how it goes with “business partnerships”. You have to make sure to stay in very, very close contact with your partners, otherwise you run the risk to get catapulted out of the game. Of course it’s esp. very sad to see, that “Zuckerberg dropped Saverin’s 30% ownership share of Facebook down to 0.03%” (from en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eduardo_Saverin#Personal_life_and_Facebook).

Justin Timberlake … plays Napster creator Shawn Fanning as a slightly delusional, paranoid entrepreneur (from technofunkie‘s review (on IMDb) on this movie).

I am very, very grateful to my supporter friend, who allowed me to watch this movie.

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