|Directed by||David Fincher|
|Produced by||David Fincher
Michael De Luca
|Screenplay by||Aaron Sorkin|
|Based on||The Accidental Billionaires by
|Music by||Trent Reznor
|Editing by||Kirk Baxter
Trigger Street Productions
What?! You might be thinking–The Social Network is NOT in her top 5?! Well, you will notice that my favorites are all movies that moved me–emotionally–and although expertly crafted and perfectly written–I was a detached observer and never truly attached to anyone in this film.
That said this is an excellent film. It is an accurate representation of its generation. Although we may be more connected with technology we are also more isolated and distant than ever.
David Fincher directs a fast paced, interesting movie about what amounts to a pre-trial deposition–two, to be exact–with flashbacks interwoven it is never boring or slow. Aaron Sorkin will win Best Adapted Screenplay–and it is well deserved–fast, funny and intelligent–Sorkin is a master wordsmith.
The cast is stellar. Andrew Garfield is a standout (and gives me hope about the new SpiderMan), but my favorite–and under appreciated–is Armie Hammer playing both Winklevoss twins (which I did not realize until I was told–great CG work). I loved every moment he was on-screen.
This is a film you need to watch more than once–just to soak in the dialogue and the subtle performances. And then post your review on facebook–like I am about to do. 🙂