Saturday, October 16, 2010

sammy glick, updated

The near-perfect David Fincher-Aaron Sorkin collaboration, "The Social Network," works essentially as a probing, precient and very ironic filmic essay detailing the decline in social graces in the wake of the so-called social-media advances of Facebook. Jesse Eisenberg (above and below), in an inarguable breakthrough performance as Mark Zuckerberg, anchors a top-flight male ensemble - Justin Timberlake (below with Eisenberg), Andrew Garfield, Armie Hammer (times two) and Max Minghella - that's bathed in the noir-ish cinematography of Jeff Cronenweth, the eclectic, driving music score by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross and the rhythms of Sorkin's rapid-fire and hugely articulate dialogue. The film is compulsively watchable - a keeper, an instant classic, this year's Oscar favorite.


L. Charles said...

Nice, tight analysis of that film, Joe!

bkelly said...

What fascinates me about this film is its characters, all of whom seem to have a lot of dread, regret, and melancholy in the situations they find themselves in. Usually characters who are indeed unsympathetic and cynical leave me cold, but in this case, they really matter in the ultimate value of a film.

Luis Manuel Terron said...

Amazing movie that Ilustrates the change in our society. This evolution of technology is connecting us more technologicallly. As a fan of Facebook it was really nice to see the story behind this Giant of the social network.From my point of viewn the movie is very realistic.