Daily Archives: January 9, 2011

The Social Network Is Not A Movie About Computer Geeks (Update)(x2)

I don’t know how you could possibly make a movie where the plot is centered on computer code.  At least not a good or entertaining one.  But the producers of “The Social Network” managed it.  Did they ever.  It’s one of the best films I have seen in a long time.

I don’t get to the movies much, though I like movies.  I’m certainly not in the business of writing movie reviews, but I’m doing this blog and no one’s been interested in a lawyer’s strike yet so here goes.  Spoilers to follow, so if you haven’t seen it I suggest you do so before reading further.

I’m so tired of Harvard, and I think a lot of people are.  All the glib we’re so smart stuff has become a colossal bore.  Yet TSN is largely set there, and turns the tedious cliches surrounding that American institution into the backdrop of a deep and serious but nevertheless charming story about character and, well, life.

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