"Dreams feel real while we're in them. It's only when we wake up that we realize something was actually strange." -Inception

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Profile On: The Social Network

It's #1 at the box-office and the easily the most talked about movie right now.  Here are a few reasons why:

  • What's it all about? Get a refresher course on the people and background to the film here.
  • Natalie Portman was a secret consultant into the life of Harvard student for Aaron Sorkin, the screenwriter.
  • You would think that a film like The Social Network would require no CG or VFX work.  It's a straightforward film about the guy who invented Facebook, right?  Well, yes, but that doesn't mean the filmmakers can't show off some nifty visual trickery.  It turns out those twins aren't really twins but two actors, Armie Hammer and Josh Pence, made to look identical.  You can read all about it here.  Actually, it's just David Fincher showing off after Benjamin Button.  He did put the bar up high.  
  • Finally, what do the guys working at Facebook think about the movie?  Well, they're curious.

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