The Great Movie Scene Summary- The Social Network

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After analyzing the movie clip from the Social Network I went to IMDb to get more information about the movie.  There were a lot of interesting facts that I found about the making of the movie looking at the IMDb page.  Such as the filming location and the trivia facts about the movie.  This movie also won 3 oscar awards and was very popular.

Under IMDb details-filming locations is where I found out that the movie was filmed in three different states, Massachutes, California and Maryland, as well as one foreign country, the UK.- I didn’t realize that this movie was filmed in the UK so that was interesting to me.  Under filming locations I didn’t realize how many different locations there were this movie.  Most of them were in different cities within the states though.

I thought this fact was interesting.  Because it seems like it would be very hard to find two unrelated actors that are supposed to be playing identical twins. Here is the quoted trivia, ”Because director David Fincher was unable to find any suitable identical twin actors to play real-life identical twins Cameron Winklevoss and Tyler Winklevoss, two unrelated actors were hired to play each brother – Armie Hammer as Cameron and Josh Pence as Tyler. Fincher thought that Hammer looked the most like the real brothers, so for some scenes, the visual effects team photographed Hammer speaking Tyler’s lines and created a computer-generated model of his face to paste over Pence’s. Traditional split-screen work, with Hammer’s separate performances as each brother stitched together in the same frame, was also used.” (from IMBd trivia)

I also think it’s intersting that this movie was originally rated R but with editing it got the rating down to PG-13.  I have read this about other movies that I have seen and it’s always interesting.  The producers of this movie wanted it to be more accessible to a wider audience.  (from IMBd trivia)

According to IMDb this movie falls under the genres of biographies and drama  After that I went to AMC Film Genres and this is what goes into making a movie a drama, “Dramas are serious, plot-driven presentations, portraying realistic characters, settings, life situations, and stories involving intense character development and interaction. Usually, they are not focused on special-effects, comedy, or action, Dramatic films are probably the largest film genre, with many subsets.  See also melodramas, epics (historical dramas), or romantic genres. Dramatic biographical films (or “biopics”) are a major sub-genre, as are ‘adult’ films (with mature subject content).”  I did not realize that biographical films were a major sub genre of a drama.  According to the same website a biographical film (or bio pics) is, “‘Biopics’ is a term derived from the combination of the words “biography” and “pictures.” They are a sub-genre of the larger drama and epic film genres, and although they reached a hey-day of popularity in the 1930s, they are still prominent to this day. These films depict the life of an important historical personage (or group) from the past or present era. Biopics cross many genre types, since these films might showcase a western outlaw, a criminal, a musical composer, a religious figure, a war-time hero, an entertainer, an artist, an inventor or doctor, a politician or President, or an adventurer.”  I believe that the IMDb categorized The Social Network under the right genres.  It is a biography about Mark Zuckerberg the creater of Facebook as well that there are really not many special effects as the main focus.  This movie has a a life situation in it as well at character development.

For the putting together of two clips I used MPEG Stream Clip.  Then I went to Youtube and downloaded the final clip that I watched and analyzed using PwnYoutube.  The next thing I had to do was search Youtube for another clip from the Social Network that relates to what I analyzed.  I decided on two different clips that I thought related well to my analysis.  The two clips I picked both have dialogue and involve the character’s Mark Zuckerberg and Erica Albright, because those are pretty much the two characters are in the final scene that I originally picked out to analyze.  The links below are links to the other two video clips that I used for this montage, as well as the original clip.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAEJt-Rvaqo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HbrQMgOUFw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UhONY3-1os

After picking the two scenes I downloaded them to my computer again using PwnYoutube, and then I put the clips into MPEG Stream Clip one at a time and edited the material out that I didn’t think was necessary.  I then put the clips together and created this montage.  This montage includes the very first scene between Erica and Mark and another scene with them where they are arguing.  In the final scene it shows that after all their fights there is still hope for them to get back together or at least become friends. Below is my final product.  This is my first time editing a video and posting it on youtube.  Any feedback or advice for next time would be appreciated.

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