weekend of 11/04/10-11/07/10 + the social network

Last night I dreamt that we were looking for some new toy at a Toys r us, I’m there with some toybox friends.  And we’re in the aisle where they have all the action figures.  There are others who are also looking for stuff.  We’re looking at the GiJoe Rise of Cobra figures, they’ve got the green cardbacks, there’s a white ATV available, who wants that?  Then I’m in a car, an older car, and we’re driving out of what looks like Silverlake.  But I’m not driving, it feels like we’re in Gerry’s old car.

This weekend was the Pathfinder Camporee in Juropa.  Boy was it windy this year.   We had some trouble with the tent and the wind.   But one thing that we did differently this year was a trip to the Guppyhouse.  I can’t believe the portions they serve.  There’s plans to make an annual trip out there.  I wouldn’t mind that.

I also got to finally see The Social Network aka, Facebook the movie, with Vienna, Julia and Adam.  It’s pretty much about the creation of Facebook.  Directed by David Fincher and written by Aaron Sorkin.

The good; it’s a biopic, people like true stories.  Aaron Sorkin’s writing is ever present in its style and rapid fire succession.  And it serves this movie well.  This film doesn’t scream Fincher, but one aspect is the way he was able to film the twins in the movie.  They’re played by one actor.  He probably used some of the stuff he learned from Benjamin Button.  It’s also informative as to the history and the events that transpired.  Jesse Eisenberg  did a great job as Mark Zuckerberg.

The bad; it’s a Fincher movie, so we’re expecting… well David Fincher.  I appreciate his departure from the typical things, but it didn’t feel like his movie.  Like the writing felt very Sorkin.  Like with all biopics… there’s an amount of liberty taken with the drama and the story elements.  So it makes me wonder how accurate things were.  It made Mark Zuckerberg very arrogant, and Sean Parker looked like somebody who just wanted to party twenty four seven.

In short, maybe this movie was too soon?  Perhaps more time needed to pass for this movie to be… relevant?  I can’t think of the word.  An example that comes to mind is That 80’s Show, coming right off the heels of That 70’s Show, That 80’s Show didn’t last because it was too soon.  But in the age of instant access/gratification and a need to constantly be plugged in somewhere, this movie enlightens us about a thing that most of us use on a daily basis.  Worth seeing.


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