The Social Network Essay

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The Dramatic Interpretation of the Social Network Myth
After watching the movie The Social Network, the first thing I did was to search for Mark Zuckerberg’s real life experiences to see which parts are facts and which are fictions. As a matter of fact, this Harvard genius that founded the world’s first social network was not as childish as the movie portrayed. At least he didn’t write programming for getting into elite Harvard “Final Clubs” or for retaliating his girlfriend. During Mark’s high school, Microsoft and AOL tried to purchase the music player that he built and also invited him to join them. However, Mark decided to enroll in Harvard for further education. From where I stand, although the movie is fictional, it can easily perk up the ears of the public and provoke independent thoughts and discussions. And for Mark Zuckerberg and the Facebook itself, it can be a special opportunity for them to publicize their company and let people learn more about the true meaning of their website which means it’s worth fictionalizing the episodes through film creation. In the movie, Mark Zuckerberg has been caught up in the manias of the moment alone. From the part that he breaks up with his girlfriend, we can see that he’s not good at interpersonal communication in real life but believes that he rises above the common herd. It is the break-up which promotes the launch of the Facebook. David Fincher, as a director, used tense and rapid rhythm to highlight the obstinate and unruly attitude of the character. The thing that Mark interested in also meant something to David Fincher: How does the social network change human relationships and people’s lifestyle? And how people’s ways of communication get evolved in this Facebook Age? David attached great importance to the details in the movie. For example, the protagonist’s clothing, and even those Adidas sandals are the accurate reproductions of the real story. Especially when Bill Gates is giving a speech...
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