After bringing home multiple Oscars and being nominated in numerous other categories <a href=”http://www.thesocialnetwork-movie.com/”>“The Social Network”</a> was the timely hit of the year with its hard hitting dramatization of how the world’s biggest social network, Facebook, came to be. And because of its notoriety and popularity BookPal received a huge order of the DVD recently. You can watch the <a href=”http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1285016/”>movie’s trailers here</a>.
<img class=”alignleft border” title=”The Social Network cover” src=”http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4119/4755005472_1d1941b93d.jpg” alt=”" width=”168″ height=”250″ />The movie has gotten so large in fact, much like Facebook itself, that Wikipedia has an entire entry chronicling the background of the movie. “<strong><em>The Social Network</em></strong> is a 2010 drama film about the founding of the social networking website Facebook and the resulting lawsuits. The film was directed by David Fincher and features a cast including Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Brenda Song, Armie Hammer, Max Minghella, Rashida Jones, Joseph Mazzello, and Rooney Mara.
Aaron Sorkin’s screenplay adapts Ben Mezrich’s 2009 book <em>The Accidental Billionaires</em>. Sorkin makes a cameo appearance as an unimpressed advertiser. Neither founder Mark Zuckerberg nor any other member of Facebook was involved with the project, although Eduardo Saverin was a consultant for Mezrich. The film was released in the United States by Columbia Pictures on October 1, 2010.”
The film received widespread acclaim, with critics praising it for its editing, acting, score and screenplay. <em>The Social Network</em> appeared on 78 critics’ top 10 list for 2010; of those critics 22 had the film in their number one spot. Rolling Stone’s Peter Travers said “<em>The Social Network</em> is the movie of the year. But Fincher and Sorkin triumph by taking it further. Lacing their scathing wit with an aching sadness, they define the dark irony of the past decade.” It received eight <a title=”Academy Award” href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Academy_Award”>Academy Award</a> nominations, including <a title=”Academy Award for Best Picture” href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Academy_Award_for_Best_Picture”>Best Picture</a>, <a title=”Academy Award for Best Director” href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Academy_Award_for_Best_Director”>Best Director</a> (David Fincher), and <a title=”Academy Award for Best Actor” href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Academy_Award_for_Best_Actor”>Best Actor</a> (Jesse Eisenberg), and won three for <a title=”Academy Award for Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay)” href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Academy_Award_for_Best_Writing_%28Adapted_Screenplay%29″>Best Adapted Screenplay</a>, <a title=”Academy Award for Best Original Score” href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Academy_Award_for_Best_Original_Score”>Best Original Score</a>, and <a title=”Academy Award for Best Film Editing” href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Academy_Award_for_Best_Film_Editing”>Best Film Editing</a>. It also won the <a title=”Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama” href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Globe_Award_for_Best_Motion_Picture_%E2%80%93_Drama”>Best Motion Picture – Drama Golden Globe</a> at the <a title=”68th Golden Globe Awards” href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/68th_Golden_Globe_Awards”>68th Golden Globe Awards</a> on January 16, 2011. The film also won the awards for <a title=”Golden Globe Award for Best Director” href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Globe_Award_for_Best_Director”>Best Director</a>, <a title=”Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay” href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Globe_Award_for_Best_Screenplay”>Best Screenplay</a> and <a title=”Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score” href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Globe_Award_for_Best_Original_Score”>Best Original Score</a>, making it the film with the most wins of the night.”
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