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Re^2: The Social Network

by Jim (Curate)
on Oct 04, 2010 at 18:47 UTC ( #863410=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: The Social Network
in thread The Social Network

Since the movie is based on a book with which none of the principals cooperated or contributed, there is some question as to the accuracy. Most of what is expressed as factual was apparently pulled from the public records of various lawsuits. There's no telling what really went on that was off the record.

But this is what's so cool about the expository scene in which the Mark Zuckerberg character narrates Zuckerberg's creation of Facemash. He's reading Zuckerberg's real online blog posts verbatim in cinematic real time. These posts are in the public domain and are available online.

So the principal did, indeed, contribute dialogue monologue, actually to the film. The references to Perl, Emacs, wget, etc. are from the horse's mouth.

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Re^3: The Social Network
by RyuMaou (Deacon) on Oct 05, 2010 at 20:32 UTC
    Ha! Well, okay, then in that case, I stand happily corrected! Like I previously mentioned, outside of various transcripts and public records, there's some question about what went on. But, I have to admit, it really is nice to know they got this part of it right. And, I really thought it was great that the only part of the script anyone from Facebook actually made notes about was the tech.
    It made me want to go home and code something!

      Check out the Computerworld blog post titled The geek's guide to 'The Social Network' and 'Catfish' by Mike Elgan.

      I'm seeing a lot of comments on different blogs about how technically spot on the The Social Network is. One guy wrote a whole blog post about how the film's props department really did its homework and got all the "historical" computer equipment just right. (I'm not kidding.)

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