[quote=“Ordell Rodriguez”]Mixed feelings. I don’t buy into the facebook/myspace and/or twitter bullshit. Plus I think Fincher is one of the single most overrated directors of all time. And I really have nothing but contempt for directors who decide to shoot movies on video.[/quote]
I can’t say I understand that. I don’t think it’s as simple as saying video is inferior to celluloid. It’s all about aesthetic. Mann, for example, found the perfect partner in digital. Even before he made the switch, his films had a realism that suited digital. Sadie Benning shot her best films at 16 on pixelvision and then there’s Korine’s Julien Donkey Boy. One isn’t better than the other, it’s which one suits your vision and/or the story you are telling.
Plus, as I said before in this thread, I never bought into the facebook/twitter/myspace hype. I have a Facebook account which I initially made to keep track of my group for my graduate film, but I never got a twitter or myspace account. This film is not really about that, though, it’s not like two hours of people interacting on Facebook or anything.
I’m not really trying to convince anyone of anything, maybe I’m sounding like a viral, but just saying that the film isn’t really what people are expecting. If it was, I wouldn’t be interested either. The script is more of a criticism of social networking and reveals Mark Zuckerberg to be a flawed, emotionally needy and socially awkward individual.