FOF #1264 – The Social Network

Oct 4, 2010 · 67035 views

How's this for a power lunch? The real Winklevoss Twins meet the two actors who played them in The Social Network Armie Hammer, Josh Pence, and the real life Divya Narendra

Aaron Sorkin’s film “The Social Network” about the rocky beginnings of Facebook and the lawsuits surrounding the site’s co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is a hit at the box office, with many asking what if any of the story is real, and who are these studly Winklevoss twins?

If you wonder where the 50 million dollar budget went to make a film mostly about people talking and sitting around programming on computers, it went to composting actor Armie Hammer’s face onto supermodel Josh Pence’s body, whose body but not his face played the twin. In real life they are best of friends, and everyone at one time or another went to Harvard. That’s hot.

Today we dive deep into the world of tech start-ups, new media and Facebook with our personal take on the movie as co-founders of another internet start-up you may be familiar with, Feast of Fun.

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Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross – Soft Trees Break the Fall – The Social Network Soundtrack : Site | iTunes

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  1. Tanquer says:

    Hey guys,
    Enjoyed the show today, but I just wanted to point out that The Social Network was directed by David Fincher, not Aaron Sorkin. Aaron Sorkin was the screenwriter.

  2. Daniel says:

    Great show guys!

  3. Here’s one of the video testimonials:

  4. Calvin Stowell says:

    Hey, this is Calvin, the kid you mention in the podcast. I am totally blown away by you guys featuring a snippet of my video on here.

    I cannot begin to tell you the impact this video has had on me, and the people who have seen it. I cannot open my inbox without bursting into tears, so many kids are struggling, and they feel completely alone.

    In the past 3 days I’ve deferred 8 kids who have contacted me about thoughts of suicide to The Trevor Project. 8! That is absolutely insane. Someone needs to let these kids know that they’re not alone, and that what they’re feeling isn’t wrong and doesn’t make them freaks or pariahs in their communities.

    I grew up in the smallest town you can imagine, I know what it feels like to have no voice. I just want to make sure that the world changes so another generation doesn’t have to suffer the way we all have so far.

  5. Curtis says:

    oh boys….I’m crushed by your reaction to the film! IF the Social Network had actually been a movie about technology, or about “the rocky beginnings of Facebook and the lawsuits surrounding the site’s co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg” I would be inclined to agree with you. That movie would be a snoozer and sounds boring and awful. I’m wondering instead what movie you saw. The one I saw was a masterful film about greed, duplicity, betrayal, ambition, revenge and friendship, in other words a film that examines themes as old as drama itself. The acting was great, the film is beautifully shot, the direction by David Fincher is a perfect example of a great artist at the top of his game, and Aaron Sorkin’s screenplay is brilliant. IMO this film deserves all superlatives being lauded upon it.

    In my view, Zuckerberg’s reality, the technology and the lawsuits are completely besides the point. They are merely window dressing. I have noticed a tendency in the blogosphere of people who in their real life are very tech focused or focused on the business of the web to have the same take away that you did. I wish so much that you have dropped that perceptive veil and seen the film with purely cinematic and dramatic expectations. But that’s the maginc of the world isn’t it, we all bring our own expectations to each experience..

    Count me among those who believe that this film will rightly be nominated for Best Picture and stands a very good chance of winning. It is my favorite film of 2010 so far.

    • I don’t disagree with anything you said, but I did see some people in the audience getting restless when Mark Zuckerberg turns to Eduardo and they start doing math formulas.

    • I don’t think I said this wasn’t a good film, did I? We don’t dedicate half of a show to crappy movies! Marc and I know a lot of people like Mark Z. from our 5 years in working as a start-up ourselves, and wanted to share our experience with the audience.

      The way they kept using the phrase: “you don’t get 500 million friends without making a few enemies” was a bit misleading, trying to make this high drama into an action adventure movie.

      When I first saw the trailer, I thought that the movie was going to be about people on Facebook. I was very glad to see it be about the people who created the site. I also agree it will be nominated for a best picture Academy Award. Too bad they don’t give awards for hottest hunks (Armie Hammer, growl!)

  6. Tanya says:

    I think the movie works because people who use Facebook and people who make websites both can enjoy it.

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