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Facebook: The Movie

Aug. 27, 2008by:

Facebook drunk girl pic It was only a matter of time before someone made a movie about the social networking phenomenon that is Facebook but most of us probably didn't expect that someone to be…Aaron Sorkin. That's right, NY Mag uncovered Sorkin's recently created Facebook group where he drops this little nugget: "I've just agreed to write a movie for Sony and producer Scott Rudin about how Facebook was invented. I figured a good first step in my preparation would be finding out what Facebook is, so I've started this page. (Actually it was started by my researcher, Ian Reichbach, because my grandmother has more Internet savvy than I do and she's been dead for 33 years.)" Most people probably expected a Facebook movie to be a throwaway teeny bopper sex romp but with Sorkin behind it, this thing could actually be good. Wow, that's a little scary.

Extra Tidbit: Why the drunk girl pic? Because they're the real stars of Facebook.
Source: NY Mag

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10:07AM on 08/29/2008

zZzzZZz

What next? Myspace, Ebay or (god forbid) 4Chan?!

I liked Pirates of Silicon Valley but I can't see this working out in the same fashion.
What next? Myspace, Ebay or (god forbid) 4Chan?!

I liked Pirates of Silicon Valley but I can't see this working out in the same fashion.
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3:26PM on 08/28/2008

Mark Zuckerberg is a thief

He stole the source code for Facebook from Connect U and doesn't deserve a movie about his life.
He stole the source code for Facebook from Connect U and doesn't deserve a movie about his life.
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3:19PM on 08/28/2008

The Real Facebook

The Real and only Facebook:

Evil Dead's Necronomicon.

The Real and only Facebook:

Evil Dead's Necronomicon.

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1:45PM on 08/28/2008

No really

I wanna spend my hard-earned ten bucks on this film. It will easily break TDK's BO record for sure.
I wanna spend my hard-earned ten bucks on this film. It will easily break TDK's BO record for sure.
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2:18AM on 08/28/2008
Probably the worst idea for a movie...ever.
Probably the worst idea for a movie...ever.
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11:31PM on 08/27/2008

Rebuttle

Did I even spell that right?
Anyway, I see what some of you said. But think about it; the creators of Facebook probably sat in their dorm rooms late at night fiddling with code, and spent a few daylight hours on the phone with their lawyers. I'm sorry (actually, I'm not) but there's no way in hell that can make for an interesting movie - UNLESS Sorkin tosses in a bunch of bullshit to make it more interesting, in which case, it'll be so far from the truth that there's no point in the movie
Did I even spell that right?
Anyway, I see what some of you said. But think about it; the creators of Facebook probably sat in their dorm rooms late at night fiddling with code, and spent a few daylight hours on the phone with their lawyers. I'm sorry (actually, I'm not) but there's no way in hell that can make for an interesting movie - UNLESS Sorkin tosses in a bunch of bullshit to make it more interesting, in which case, it'll be so far from the truth that there's no point in the movie specifying that it's about Facebook. Sorkin can just say it's INSPIRED by Facebook, but in the movie the social network can have a new name like "CamWhores", or "EmoDouche", or "Underaged Moms And Their Pouty-faced Photos".
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11:24PM on 08/27/2008

Rebuttle

Did I even spell that right?
Anyway, I see what some of you said. But think about it; the creators of Facebook probably sat in their dorm rooms late at night fiddling with code, and spent a few daylight hours on the phone with their lawyers. I'm sorry (actually, I'm not) but there's no way in hell that can make for an interesting movie - UNLESS Sorkin tosses in a bunch of bullshit to make it more interesting, in which case, it'll be so far from the truth that there's no point in the movie
Did I even spell that right?
Anyway, I see what some of you said. But think about it; the creators of Facebook probably sat in their dorm rooms late at night fiddling with code, and spent a few daylight hours on the phone with their lawyers. I'm sorry (actually, I'm not) but there's no way in hell that can make for an interesting movie - UNLESS Sorkin tosses in a bunch of bullshit to make it more interesting, in which case, it'll be so far from the truth that there's no point in the movie specifying that it's about Facebook. Sorkin can just say it's INSPIRED by Facebook, but in the movie the social network can have a new name like "CamWhores", or "EmoDouche", or "Underaged Moms And Their Pouty-faced Photos".
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10:09PM on 08/27/2008
yeah wtf is all this backlash, this seems like it is more like a self-made billionaire movie, kinda like 21 mixed with The Pursuit of Happyness, it could be pretty good.
He doesn't need to know what Facebook is, just the story of Mark Zuckerberg, which is quite interesting, many articles were written about it
yeah wtf is all this backlash, this seems like it is more like a self-made billionaire movie, kinda like 21 mixed with The Pursuit of Happyness, it could be pretty good.
He doesn't need to know what Facebook is, just the story of Mark Zuckerberg, which is quite interesting, many articles were written about it
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8:52PM on 08/27/2008
yea, but pirates is something new and amazing and happened years ago so there was time to see if it became something big.

this is just too much too soon for a shitty site that way too many people like.
yea, but pirates is something new and amazing and happened years ago so there was time to see if it became something big.

this is just too much too soon for a shitty site that way too many people like.
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8:46PM on 08/27/2008
It's not as bad of an idea as you all are making it out to be. There is a lot of controversy regarding the beginning of Facebook as to whether or not Mark Zuckerberg stole the idea.

The idea seems to be in the same vein as Pirates of Silicon Valley.
It's not as bad of an idea as you all are making it out to be. There is a lot of controversy regarding the beginning of Facebook as to whether or not Mark Zuckerberg stole the idea.

The idea seems to be in the same vein as Pirates of Silicon Valley.
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8:46PM on 08/27/2008
Aaron Sorkin writing a movie about a 20 year old kid that becomes a billionaire with a little social network he created?
You guys don't think there could be a good movie there?

Sorkin can make it good
Aaron Sorkin writing a movie about a 20 year old kid that becomes a billionaire with a little social network he created?
You guys don't think there could be a good movie there?

Sorkin can make it good
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8:43PM on 08/27/2008
Proof that hollywood is running out of ideas.
Proof that hollywood is running out of ideas.
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8:37PM on 08/27/2008
Having someone who knows NOTHING of Facebook write a screenplay around it is like having George Lucas write/direct a Star Wars film.
Having someone who knows NOTHING of Facebook write a screenplay around it is like having George Lucas write/direct a Star Wars film.
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8:35PM on 08/27/2008
I think Ebay and Amazon deserve movies first. "Google: The Search for Porn"

I think Ebay and Amazon deserve movies first. "Google: The Search for Porn"

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8:35PM on 08/27/2008
Hey, just because he's been hired to write the movie doesn't mean it'll ever get made. Hopefully Sorkin collects a check, the script is locked in a wooden chest and tossed into a large body of water, and everybody will win.
Hey, just because he's been hired to write the movie doesn't mean it'll ever get made. Hopefully Sorkin collects a check, the script is locked in a wooden chest and tossed into a large body of water, and everybody will win.
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7:48PM on 08/27/2008
The only thing worse than a drunk college chick is a fatass drunk college chick who thinks she looks sexy wearing skimpy shit. Oh, and this movie will fail!
The only thing worse than a drunk college chick is a fatass drunk college chick who thinks she looks sexy wearing skimpy shit. Oh, and this movie will fail!
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7:47PM on 08/27/2008
We need original ideas. How many times do I have to say this?! This is worse than any video game movie idea ever(not that there all bad)...social networking movie...no thank you.
We need original ideas. How many times do I have to say this?! This is worse than any video game movie idea ever(not that there all bad)...social networking movie...no thank you.
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7:16PM on 08/27/2008
Armaggeddon is upon us, folks. A Facebook movie is coming.

Let me try that again. A Facebook movie.

Still can't wrap my head around that one.
Armaggeddon is upon us, folks. A Facebook movie is coming.

Let me try that again. A Facebook movie.

Still can't wrap my head around that one.
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7:14PM on 08/27/2008

MySpace

We need a MySpace movie. Yeah, it'll be a drama. Tom goes through life searching for himself. He climbs the Himalayas, he fights Burmese guerrillas. And in the end, he settles down in an ancient temple in California where he gives virgin birth to MySpace.

AKA: this shit sounds like a couple of jackholes sat around a table and pulled this idea out of their ass.
We need a MySpace movie. Yeah, it'll be a drama. Tom goes through life searching for himself. He climbs the Himalayas, he fights Burmese guerrillas. And in the end, he settles down in an ancient temple in California where he gives virgin birth to MySpace.

AKA: this shit sounds like a couple of jackholes sat around a table and pulled this idea out of their ass.
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6:42PM on 08/27/2008
that picture reminds me of how much i hate college chicks...or any chicks really sometimes.


it sounds like i just came out of the closet. thats fucked up.



oh,and i think this sounds like an awful idea for a movie.
that picture reminds me of how much i hate college chicks...or any chicks really sometimes.


it sounds like i just came out of the closet. thats fucked up.



oh,and i think this sounds like an awful idea for a movie.
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