Our top ten of 2010s: The Social Network (2010)

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Fine Film FactsThe Social Network (2010)

Director(s): Dexter Fincher (Seven, Fight Club, Zodiac).

Writer(s): Aaron Sorkin (Screenplay). Based on ‘The Accidental Billionaires’ by Ben Mezrich.

Certificate: 12A.

Genre: Biopic / Drama.

Main Cast: Jesse Eisenberg (Zombieland, Now You See Me) as Mark Zuckerberg, Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-man, Silence) as Eduardo Saverin and Justin Timberlake (Black Snake Moan, Inside Llewellyn Davis) as Scott Parker.

Distributor: Sony Pictures Releasing.

Budget/Box Office: $40 million / $224 million.

Major Award(s): Nominated for 8 Academy Awards. Won 3 – Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Film Editing, Best Original Score. Nominated for 7 BAFTA’s. Won – Best Direction, Best Editing. Best Adapted Screenplay.

IMDB Rating: 7.4/10

The Social Network brings us right to the beginning of the decade, winning 3 Oscar’s in 2010 for best writing, best achievement in film editing and best achievement in music written for a motion pictures,original score.

What this already highlights is the spectacular cinematography, David Fincher is a master in delivering some of the best films of the last couple decades, the sharp Fight Club (1999) being one of my favourite films of all time.

It would be easy to label The Social Network as “the Facebook Film” but that would be doing it an injustice, it is a well told story of loyalty, greed and betrayal.

The film is epitomised by it’s fantastic acting, Jesse Eisenberg plays Mark Zuckerburg as a cold and determined genius with a jerk-ish attitude, driven in pursuit of his goals. Saverin is portrayed brilliantly by Andrew Garfield.

Like all great movies, The Social Network is a true product of our time.

Last modified: 6th December 2019

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