In "The Social Network," director David Fincher has created a movie to show what the founders of Facebook went through during the climb to the top. Loosely based on the book "The Accidental Millionaires," the movie chronicles the rise of the most popular social-networking site and draws a parallel between the problems people have with Facebook and the problems it faced at the start. The film will be showing in theaters this October.
The trailer is receiving a lot of attention, perhaps because Facebook and other social-networking sites are so popular, or maybe because users have been accustomed to updating their status, hitting "like" or leaving comments on a daily basis. It has become part of the fabric of our culture and continues to grow as such. But like most good things, it's not perfect, and even with something so successful, something can eventually go wrong. The trailer states in the beginning: "you don’t get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies.” The images move at a steady pace, the dialogue flows well, and the music helps tie it all together to make for a well-made trailer. So mark your calendars because you're in for some more Facebook drama. This time, not on your own computers, but on the big screen.
Starring: Andrew Garfield, Jesse Eisenberg, Rashida Jones, Brenda Song and Justin Timberlake.
The music in the trailer is rather eerie; the lyrics morbid yet in sync with the dialogue. For example, the lyrics say, “I want you to notice when I’m not around. You’re so very special, I wish I was special” -- seemingly relating to how people treat Facebook and what some people feel about their popularity and presence on the site. When you watch this trailer, it’s safe to say that it will grab your attention.
Music: Cover of Radio Head’s “Creep” by the Belgian girls choir scala.