A Geek’s Perspective on “the social network”
I went and watched “the social network” last night with my wife after a tasty meal at Copelands. I know there is a lot of hype around the movie simply because of the context of it being a backstabbing turn twister with some big name actors. I’ll tell you what turned me on to see it more than that simply boils down to two names: David Fincher & Aaron Sorkin. I’m a long time fan of The West Wing which for the first 4-5 seasons was written by Aaron Sorkin. There are two main ingredients necessary to deliver any movie or series that is worthy of gaining more than 7 stars. A superb screenwriter, and a magical director. If you have those two main ingredients you are well on your way to creating something that is captivating. Sure, the actors are a large piece of this magic potion, I agree but you can still manage to pull off a decent flick with even B or C list actors if you have the screenplay and director.