Tuesday Couch Potatoes: Famous!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Can't believe that I am part of such a momentous occasion! Tuesday Couch Potatoes, hosted by kikamz, is celebrating its 100th edition this week! Yehey!

And for this week's topic of movies based on the lives of famous people, I have chosen The Social Network, a film about the rise of the famous - or infamous - Facebook and its recognised founder, Mark Zuckerberg.

I thought it apt to talk about this particular social network as who hasn't heard of Facebook these days? Even people in China, who are blocked from using Facebook, knows about Facebook because they are blocked from using it :-)

Anyway, the movie chronicles the university days of Mark Zuckerberg when he was still developing the social networking site and its break on the web scene years later. It brings to the fore Zuckerberg's relationship with his friends (who started the project with him) and its deterioration.

It highlights the irony that although Facebook is a social tool, it has "destroyed" Zuckerberg's social credibility when it comes to true friendships and relationships. It has been said though that the film is only loosely based on the true story of Facebook and some of the scenes have been dramatised to create more entertainment in the film.

This would be a good movie for people who like to know the history of certain things, especially something as big as Facebook.

2 caring thoughts:

  1. Chris said...:

    i watched this movie but didnt enjoy it :(

  1. Mirage said...:

    oh! Zuckerberg! (Sugar mountain as I always say lol)-definitely hit the berg with his social networking site...quite boring but it's one that would be with the history of everything online :)