by Zoe Pollock

Scott Foundas has early praise for The Social Network and captures why Facebook is perfect fodder for a director like David Fincher:

It is a movie that sees how any social microcosm, if viewed from the proper angle, is no different from anotherthus the seemingly hermetic codes of Harvard University become the foundation for a global online community that is itself but a reflection of the all-encompassing high-school cafeteria from which we can never escape. ...

The Social Network offers a despairing snapshot of society at the dawn of the 21st century, so advanced, so “connected,” yet so closed and constrained by all the centuries-old prejudices and preconceptions about how our heroes and villains are supposed to look, sound, and act.

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