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Diving further into The Social Network

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After my analysis of a clip from The Social Network, I was asked to look more indepth at the film.

On IMDBĀ I discovered the following facts:

  • The Winklevoss twins were played by Armie Hammer and Josh Pence, Hammer played Cameron and Pence played Tyler. Hammer was shot speaking all of Tyler’s lines and during post production, Hammerā€™s face was digitally edited onto Penceā€™s body to make the Winklevoss twins identical.
  • All of the shirts that Jesse Eisenbergā€™s (Mark Zuckerburg) wears in the film are things that the real Mark Zuckerburg actually wore.
  • Despite the film being set at Harvard, it was mostly shot at Johnā€™s Hopkinā€™s University in Baltimore, Maryland and at the University of Southern California because Harvard does not allow for much filming on its campus.
  • Total footage shot: 268 hours / 35060 GB digital data at 4K resolution fit into 2192 16GB SD cards / 1.45 million feet (35 mm film) equivalent

As a costumer, I was especially fascinated with the fact that the clothes worn by Zuckerburg were real to life. In the theatre we usually make costumes specifically for each show but since the film was set a few years before it was filmed it was most likely easier toĀ purchaseĀ mass-produced clothing to use for costumes.

I was asked to figure out what genera The Social Network was in and figured that it was a Drama, which are defined by AMC’s FilmsiteĀ as being “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.”

The Social Network exemplifies this genera by having a straightforward plot with characters based upon real people and little comedy. Although the film may be seen as boring at times due to its lack of action, it isĀ incrediblyĀ realistic and is based upon the true story of the creation of Facebook.

To illustrate this, I made a montage of clips from the film which IĀ uploadedĀ to YouTube and was quickly removed due to copyright. IĀ re-uploadedĀ it to VimeoĀ where it is now hosted without incident.

The Social Network as a Drama from bellekid on Vimeo.



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