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Aro Favourite Social Network, The

 

USA 2010, 120 minutes
Dir. David Fincher
Genres: Drama

Topics: Computers & Tech, Business, Internet.

 

Aroview: Dynamite dramatisation of the founding and battle for internet sensation Facebook, with Jesse Eisenberg as the much-maligned and envied Harvard grad who became a billionaire in his twenties.

Given a cracking script (by THE WEST WING’s Aaron Sorkin) and opening scene to launch from, dir. Fincher, with the invisible sleekness and technical polish we’ve come to expect, dives head first into the scarcely believable tale of a college nerd who single-handedly created the social media juggernaut, only to be accused of stealing the idea. What unfolds is both dynamic human drama, full of confrontational dialogue and witty put-downs, and of-the-moment reflection, in which cutthroat business dealings, corporate skulduggery, and the all-mighty dollar are among the pertinent themes explored. Less contemporary CITIZEN KANE than a 21st century WALL STREET or NETWORK, this is a crisp snapshot of our times that ought to be seen sooner, rather than later.

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DVD Features

  • audio commentary
  • 'making of' documentary / featurette
  • extra stuff
  • aspect ratio: 2.35:1
 

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