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07.15.2010

Wow, I'm deeply impressed by this new trailer for David Fincher's THE SOCIAL NETWORK. The first teaser spot was intriguing, with only audio and giant words populating the screen, but this one has actual footage in it, and is put together extremely well.

Set against what appears to be a children’s choir version of Radiohead’s Creep, the trailer is almost haunting, and shows the dramatic rise and subsequent controversy over the founding and explosion of Facebook.

I might not exactly be Nostradamus to predict that this is going to be pretty great with Fincher at the helm, but I never actually thought I’d be legitimately excited about this movie. After this trailer, that’s changed.

Check it out below or see it in HD at Yahoo!, and let me know what you make it.

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Extra Tidbit: This should be pretty career-making for Eisenberg if all goes well.
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10:03AM on 07/17/2010

Looks amazing!!!

Looks like David Fincher has another oscar picture in his hands.
Looks like David Fincher has another oscar picture in his hands.
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4:24AM on 07/16/2010
Whether you love Facebook or not it is easily the most influential website to emerge in the past decade (I'd say Joblo but I'm only referring to the 2000's;) It has totally revolutionized communication for our generation, is habitually hit by hundreds of millions of people a day and it all started with a lonely geek in college a few short years ago. If you don't think that is an interesting story in the hands of Fincher and Sorkin then I don't know what is. Definitely looking forward to this!
Whether you love Facebook or not it is easily the most influential website to emerge in the past decade (I'd say Joblo but I'm only referring to the 2000's;) It has totally revolutionized communication for our generation, is habitually hit by hundreds of millions of people a day and it all started with a lonely geek in college a few short years ago. If you don't think that is an interesting story in the hands of Fincher and Sorkin then I don't know what is. Definitely looking forward to this!
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3:55AM on 07/16/2010
Damn good use of Radiohead! Looks good, hopefully it can deliver.
Damn good use of Radiohead! Looks good, hopefully it can deliver.
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3:20AM on 07/16/2010
To anybody looking for that cover from Radiohead here it is:

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To anybody looking for that cover from Radiohead here it is:

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10:44PM on 07/15/2010

Great...

Another film for Justin Timberpuss to shit on. Why doesn't he just sing for us all and keep doing those Sony commercials.
Another film for Justin Timberpuss to shit on. Why doesn't he just sing for us all and keep doing those Sony commercials.
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1:35AM on 07/16/2010
Because he's actually a very good actor.
Because he's actually a very good actor.
10:16PM on 07/15/2010
I'm pretty much in the same boat as everyone else who was skeptical, but this trailer just worked way better than could have imagined. If they can carry that same tone into the movie, then I should be satisfied.

But honestly, above all else, the cinematography is really what grabbed me the most. It looks freaking beautiful! If for nothing else (even though he's got my 100% support), Fincher can make a movie look good.
I'm pretty much in the same boat as everyone else who was skeptical, but this trailer just worked way better than could have imagined. If they can carry that same tone into the movie, then I should be satisfied.

But honestly, above all else, the cinematography is really what grabbed me the most. It looks freaking beautiful! If for nothing else (even though he's got my 100% support), Fincher can make a movie look good.
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7:51PM on 07/15/2010
I'll see it depending on the length. I don't know if I'll sit for two and a half hours to watch a dramatic version of the Facebook start up.
I'll see it depending on the length. I don't know if I'll sit for two and a half hours to watch a dramatic version of the Facebook start up.
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4:08AM on 07/16/2010
Then you won't be seeing it: the script is 161 pages long, which means it will be over two and an half hours long. I find it hard to sit through films of that length, but it was an enjoyable read and I can't think of any part that could be cut from this script. It doesn't have any scenes that I would consider filler; it's a very tight script despite it's length (and, if they do cut it short, I would be interested in the director's cut).
Then you won't be seeing it: the script is 161 pages long, which means it will be over two and an half hours long. I find it hard to sit through films of that length, but it was an enjoyable read and I can't think of any part that could be cut from this script. It doesn't have any scenes that I would consider filler; it's a very tight script despite it's length (and, if they do cut it short, I would be interested in the director's cut).
7:20PM on 07/15/2010

I am impressed.

When I first heard of the plot I was very skeptical, but I then realized that great movies have been made based on things that were popular during the time. No one can deny Facebook for being a historical giant. Hopefully this makes up for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
When I first heard of the plot I was very skeptical, but I then realized that great movies have been made based on things that were popular during the time. No one can deny Facebook for being a historical giant. Hopefully this makes up for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
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6:58PM on 07/15/2010

Double post

That is all... trailer still looks great.
That is all... trailer still looks great.
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6:56PM on 07/15/2010

Wow

Way back when I first heard of a facebook movie I put it on par with a monopoly or battleship movie. This looks pretty damn great, really hoping Eisenberg steals the show. To anyone bitching, at least it's not a Farmville movie.
Way back when I first heard of a facebook movie I put it on par with a monopoly or battleship movie. This looks pretty damn great, really hoping Eisenberg steals the show. To anyone bitching, at least it's not a Farmville movie.
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6:04PM on 07/15/2010
God damn this looks fantastic.
God damn this looks fantastic.
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5:40PM on 07/15/2010

Sniff Sniff

I smell oscar contension
I smell oscar contension
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4:45PM on 07/15/2010
I love Fincher's style, but the subject matter is shit. Facebook is an internet time waster where people hook up, play stupid games, or pretend they have friends. Some of the guys that started it are suing each other for money. That's Farrely Bros. material, at best.

If Fincher wants to make an expose movie for our times, why not pick something important, like the banksters or the oil baron murderers at BP. Geeks making websites for the retarded doesn't measure up.
I love Fincher's style, but the subject matter is shit. Facebook is an internet time waster where people hook up, play stupid games, or pretend they have friends. Some of the guys that started it are suing each other for money. That's Farrely Bros. material, at best.

If Fincher wants to make an expose movie for our times, why not pick something important, like the banksters or the oil baron murderers at BP. Geeks making websites for the retarded doesn't measure up.
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5:00PM on 07/15/2010
Yes facebook is a pretty much just a way to waste away time discounting its relevance in today's society would be foolish. The issues to do with privacy and how people have changed the way the interact are deeply tied with the newer generation. Facebook might be stupid and many of the people using it are too but it has become an incredibly pervasive part of society.

So I (sadly) think it is quite fitting because most people are more absorbed in facebook than have a clue as to whats going on
Yes facebook is a pretty much just a way to waste away time discounting its relevance in today's society would be foolish. The issues to do with privacy and how people have changed the way the interact are deeply tied with the newer generation. Facebook might be stupid and many of the people using it are too but it has become an incredibly pervasive part of society.

So I (sadly) think it is quite fitting because most people are more absorbed in facebook than have a clue as to whats going on with BP, our politicians, or banks. And the easiest way to get the attention of the majority of people is through facebook, hence pretty much every business, musician, politician, issue whatever big or small has a facebook page to promote itself.
6:57PM on 07/15/2010
Sounds like annihilist doesnt have many facebook friends.
Sounds like annihilist doesnt have many facebook friends.
9:31PM on 07/15/2010
agreed! facebook is a tremendous waste of time, so needless to say, a movie about facebook is an even bigger waste of time.

Fincher has made lots of great movies, and this one will likely be good as well, but to me the subject matter is not just boring, its offensively boring.
agreed! facebook is a tremendous waste of time, so needless to say, a movie about facebook is an even bigger waste of time.

Fincher has made lots of great movies, and this one will likely be good as well, but to me the subject matter is not just boring, its offensively boring.
4:20PM on 07/15/2010
For me, this is the most memorable trailer I've seen in 2010. I'm glad the studio decided to market the movie less conventionally (so far), which I think is essential considering the overfamiliarity of the subject matter.

By the way, I didn't see it mentioned below, but the cover of 'Creep' is by Scala.
For me, this is the most memorable trailer I've seen in 2010. I'm glad the studio decided to market the movie less conventionally (so far), which I think is essential considering the overfamiliarity of the subject matter.

By the way, I didn't see it mentioned below, but the cover of 'Creep' is by Scala.
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3:00PM on 07/15/2010

Eisenberg's Voice

I absolutely loved the script (I started it with the intention of just reading a few pages before going asleep but couldn't stop). I thought the dialogue Sorkin wrote for Mark Zuckerberg (and the others as well, but particularly him) was engaging and distinctive in how it portrayed his personality. He spoke with such arrogance and in a matter-of-fact tone, while also remaining articulate and intelligent (despite his rudeness). It's hard to describe without quoting the script, but it was part
I absolutely loved the script (I started it with the intention of just reading a few pages before going asleep but couldn't stop). I thought the dialogue Sorkin wrote for Mark Zuckerberg (and the others as well, but particularly him) was engaging and distinctive in how it portrayed his personality. He spoke with such arrogance and in a matter-of-fact tone, while also remaining articulate and intelligent (despite his rudeness). It's hard to describe without quoting the script, but it was part of the reason I found the character so compelling. I knew the actor who portrayed this character would have to pull off this dialogue and I began to question whether Jesse Eisenberg is capable of doing so.

Well, this trailer has yet to prove anything to me. Eisenberg has such an awkward voice that I fear it's going to undermine some of the lines. What jumped out to me on the page in written form doesn't seem to work as well coming out of his mouth. This role should be different from his other work, but I'm afraid he is limiting the character with his timid voice. I hope he proves me wrong, but this might be a miscast.

That stated, I enjoyed the script and look forward to seeing it realized by David Fincher. Hopefully, the actual movie overshadows the one I created in my head while reading the script.
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5:35PM on 07/15/2010
That's exactly what I thought, watching the trailer. The voice/ intonation doesn't match with the character...
That's exactly what I thought, watching the trailer. The voice/ intonation doesn't match with the character...
2:31PM on 07/15/2010

Is that Justin Timberlake?

If he's in this I'm sold aside from Eisenberg who was hilarous in Zombieland (2nd best comedy behind Hangover last year...any takers?) I can't stand JT's music (I'm a grunge man...long live Soundgarden!!!)...but there's no denying he's a talented actor and is funny as shit (see "Dick in a Box;SNL).
If he's in this I'm sold aside from Eisenberg who was hilarous in Zombieland (2nd best comedy behind Hangover last year...any takers?) I can't stand JT's music (I'm a grunge man...long live Soundgarden!!!)...but there's no denying he's a talented actor and is funny as shit (see "Dick in a Box;SNL).
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2:37PM on 07/15/2010
Yes, he is in it, and his character--Sean Parker--certainly fits the type you would expect Timberlake to play. I agree, though. I don't like his music, but he has proven that he can act and this role fits him like a glove.
Yes, he is in it, and his character--Sean Parker--certainly fits the type you would expect Timberlake to play. I agree, though. I don't like his music, but he has proven that he can act and this role fits him like a glove.
2:30PM on 07/15/2010
Looks pretty amazing! I will see it the weekend it comes out!
Looks pretty amazing! I will see it the weekend it comes out!
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2:08PM on 07/15/2010
I like how the trailer opens. Despite your personal feelings about the book of faces, no one can deny the cultural impact it's had, and in only a few short years. If Citizen Kane was about the rise and fall of a young and powerful man in the newspaper industry, the most popular and significant form of news and entertainment of that era, it makes that someone would make a film about Zuckerberg, the most powerful man on the Internet.
I like how the trailer opens. Despite your personal feelings about the book of faces, no one can deny the cultural impact it's had, and in only a few short years. If Citizen Kane was about the rise and fall of a young and powerful man in the newspaper industry, the most popular and significant form of news and entertainment of that era, it makes that someone would make a film about Zuckerberg, the most powerful man on the Internet.
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2:08PM on 07/15/2010
One of the best directors of our time taking on one of the most topical discussions and technological breakthroughs of our time featuring two of the best actors of our generation with a score by Trent Reznor with an incredibly written screenplay?

This is going to be fucking good.
One of the best directors of our time taking on one of the most topical discussions and technological breakthroughs of our time featuring two of the best actors of our generation with a score by Trent Reznor with an incredibly written screenplay?

This is going to be fucking good.
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2:03PM on 07/15/2010

Fuck yeah

I've heard the screenplay is really dark, really nasty - here's hoping for another Fincher masterpiece
I've heard the screenplay is really dark, really nasty - here's hoping for another Fincher masterpiece
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2:33PM on 07/15/2010
The script is fantastic! I know that there has been a lot of buzz about the script by Aaron Sorkin and I wasn't sure if I believed it, but I started reading it and I just couldn't stop. It was interesting and had my attention. Mark Zuckerberg was fleshed out as an intelligent, ambitious person who also could be arrogant, rude, and just plain selfish. I don't know if I could picture Jesse Eisenberg in this role, but I liked the script so much that I might have a problem getting over what I
The script is fantastic! I know that there has been a lot of buzz about the script by Aaron Sorkin and I wasn't sure if I believed it, but I started reading it and I just couldn't stop. It was interesting and had my attention. Mark Zuckerberg was fleshed out as an intelligent, ambitious person who also could be arrogant, rude, and just plain selfish. I don't know if I could picture Jesse Eisenberg in this role, but I liked the script so much that I might have a problem getting over what I pictured in my head.
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1:48PM on 07/15/2010

the Topher/Cera school for stammering awkward skinny guys

Eisenberg needs a new schtick (some range please) but i want to see this.
Eisenberg needs a new schtick (some range please) but i want to see this.
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2:43PM on 07/15/2010
He has a chance to show range in this film. Eisenberg typically plays nerdy, shy types. This character is definitely nerdy, but he is not shy. He is arrogant, rude, and not entirely likeable (as his past roles tend to be). Aaron Sorkin's script even included some great exchanges between him and the other characters, giving him a distinctive voice. Of course, that is what Sorkin does best.
He has a chance to show range in this film. Eisenberg typically plays nerdy, shy types. This character is definitely nerdy, but he is not shy. He is arrogant, rude, and not entirely likeable (as his past roles tend to be). Aaron Sorkin's script even included some great exchanges between him and the other characters, giving him a distinctive voice. Of course, that is what Sorkin does best.
2:47PM on 07/15/2010
Furthermore, if he does stammer too much in this film, it won't do justice to the script and the Zuckerberg Sorkin describes. The script suggests he is very articulate and straightforward in his demeanor. This is a part of his arrogance. Jesse needs to pull this off. If he does a stammering awkward character, his performance is beneath the potential demonstrated in the script.
Furthermore, if he does stammer too much in this film, it won't do justice to the script and the Zuckerberg Sorkin describes. The script suggests he is very articulate and straightforward in his demeanor. This is a part of his arrogance. Jesse needs to pull this off. If he does a stammering awkward character, his performance is beneath the potential demonstrated in the script.
3:04PM on 07/15/2010
hey, i just read your post up top and it reminded me of how i felt when they cast Eli Roth as Bear Jew after reading IB's fantastic script. I'll read the script to this after I see the movie instead of before. Thanks.
hey, i just read your post up top and it reminded me of how i felt when they cast Eli Roth as Bear Jew after reading IB's fantastic script. I'll read the script to this after I see the movie instead of before. Thanks.
3:18PM on 07/15/2010
Good idea, thumbs. I rarely read a script before seeing a film, but this one was too intriguing and once I started, I couldn't stop.
Good idea, thumbs. I rarely read a script before seeing a film, but this one was too intriguing and once I started, I couldn't stop.
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1:39PM on 07/15/2010
Here's hoping Brenda Song is more than just window dressing.
Here's hoping Brenda Song is more than just window dressing.
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1:37PM on 07/15/2010
im definitely going to see it, and I must have that version of Creep NOW
im definitely going to see it, and I must have that version of Creep NOW
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1:25PM on 07/15/2010
Looks great. Leave it to Fincher to make anything look interesting and cool. Can't wait.
Looks great. Leave it to Fincher to make anything look interesting and cool. Can't wait.
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1:22PM on 07/15/2010
Kinda reminds me of the early days of JoBlo.com, save for the billions of dollars involved, the hot Asian chick and David Fincher giving a shit about us... ;) STILL not sure if I will care to watch an entire movie about how FACEBOOK started, but then again...Fincher baby, Fincher! PS: Trailer reminds me a little bit of Roger Avary's RULES OF ATTRACTION.
Kinda reminds me of the early days of JoBlo.com, save for the billions of dollars involved, the hot Asian chick and David Fincher giving a shit about us... ;) STILL not sure if I will care to watch an entire movie about how FACEBOOK started, but then again...Fincher baby, Fincher! PS: Trailer reminds me a little bit of Roger Avary's RULES OF ATTRACTION.
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2:07PM on 07/15/2010
So when is the joblo.com grindhouse movie coming? I'll watch it!
So when is the joblo.com grindhouse movie coming? I'll watch it!
1:15PM on 07/15/2010

Great trailer...

This and SOMEWHERE are easily the 2 best trailers of the year thus far.
This and SOMEWHERE are easily the 2 best trailers of the year thus far.
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1:04PM on 07/15/2010
I might see it.
I might see it.
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1:04PM on 07/15/2010

iŽve said it before...

...on the teaser, but iŽll say it again, this movies is really looking up to be a very good film...
...on the teaser, but iŽll say it again, this movies is really looking up to be a very good film...
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1:01PM on 07/15/2010

YAWN

This film doesn't look bad. Just uninteresting. Why would I want to see a movie where the action climaxes with some guy slamming a stack of papers on a desk and the titular moment of the trailer is an asinine "back and forth" in a dreary boardroom?

What this film needs are some 3D piranhas!!!
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This film doesn't look bad. Just uninteresting. Why would I want to see a movie where the action climaxes with some guy slamming a stack of papers on a desk and the titular moment of the trailer is an asinine "back and forth" in a dreary boardroom?

What this film needs are some 3D piranhas!!!
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1:01PM on 07/15/2010

It's tough to say...

TO have a movie about facebook (wasn't it myspace that became huge first? Regardless) A movie about facebook is quite trite in my opinion. It's just us whining and moping to get a like or a comment and shit. The social network has made people, ages 15 to 30, quite unsocial.
TO have a movie about facebook (wasn't it myspace that became huge first? Regardless) A movie about facebook is quite trite in my opinion. It's just us whining and moping to get a like or a comment and shit. The social network has made people, ages 15 to 30, quite unsocial.
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6:07PM on 07/15/2010
So because you dislike Facebook (as do I), you dislike the idea of a film documenting its creation?
So because you dislike Facebook (as do I), you dislike the idea of a film documenting its creation?
12:59PM on 07/15/2010

Great Trailer!

So far this is probably my most anticipated movie of the fall. For the first time there is a movie that is Topical. A movie that speaks about the times that we live in and what our social society is becoming. I'm excited. Let the conversation begin.
So far this is probably my most anticipated movie of the fall. For the first time there is a movie that is Topical. A movie that speaks about the times that we live in and what our social society is becoming. I'm excited. Let the conversation begin.
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12:57PM on 07/15/2010
They should seriously lose the first 50 seconds of the trailer.
They should seriously lose the first 50 seconds of the trailer.
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12:56PM on 07/15/2010
only Fincher could make a facebook movie this good looking
only Fincher could make a facebook movie this good looking
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12:56PM on 07/15/2010
only Fincher could make a facebook movie this good looking
only Fincher could make a facebook movie this good looking
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12:55PM on 07/15/2010
TO: The Social Network
RE: My interest
MESSAGE: You have it.

p.s. Radiohead FTW!
TO: The Social Network
RE: My interest
MESSAGE: You have it.

p.s. Radiohead FTW!
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12:56PM on 07/15/2010
while yes its a radiohead song, its a cover
while yes its a radiohead song, its a cover
12:59PM on 07/15/2010
duh
duh
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12:50PM on 07/15/2010

Like I said before.

Not. Interesting. At. All.
Not. Interesting. At. All.
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12:47PM on 07/15/2010
Wow, this does look really good. I haven't seen Andrew Garfield in anything so it's nice to get a sense of what the new Spider-Man looks like.
Wow, this does look really good. I haven't seen Andrew Garfield in anything so it's nice to get a sense of what the new Spider-Man looks like.
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