Will “The Social Network” movie win an Oscar?

Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes are indicating that the new film about Facebook is not just good, but an excellent film. How will the movie affect people’s perceptions of Facebook and social networks? Articles and analysis from:

UGO ” Insiders continue to dispute the validity of the movie’s “facts,” but…that’s the point. The Social Network plays to this ambiguity with a non-linear structure by jumping between college-day flashbacks and the court proceedings between Saverin, Zuckerberg and Mark’s Harvard classmates, the Winklevoss twins, who all want a piece of the Facebook pie.”

PCWeek ” Many of chuckled when it was reported that there was going to be “Facebook movie,” but the film is getting oddly glowing reviews as well as Oscar (!) buzz.”

MetroMix New York ” Even if Zuckerberg refuses to see “The Social Network,” he’s on record as a fan of Sorkin’s work.”

NY Daily News ” Hours after Zuckerberg appeared on Oprah Winfrey‘s talk show to proclaim that “a lot” of David Fincher‘s movie is “fiction,” the Winklevoss brothers attended the movie’s premiere at the New York Film Festival and declared the New Media wunderkind dead wrong”

Vanity Fair ” So is The Social Network the long-awaited movie that will define the iGeneration, or is it just a glossy new version of Hollywood’s favorite tale: blindingly talented genius forsakes his soul to gain, and in this case create, a world?”

CBS News “I spent about a year writing about the story of how Facebook got founded,” Mezrich said. “In ‘Accidental Billionaires,’ you see that he is this genius. But he was very socially awkward, didn’t have a lot of friends, and he really wanted to be part of something bigger. He wanted to get into these finals clubs, these secret societies (at Harvard).”


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