Monday, January 17, 2011

"The Social Network" Is a Pack of Lies That Conveys Nothing About Our Time | The Awl:
"The film’s misstatements have been well documented. The jilted love affair that drives Mark Zuckerberg to create Facebook is invented. The resentment against the Harvard elite clubs that drives him to create an alternate society is invented. The claims of others involved in the creation of Facebook are given vastly too much credence in the film. Zuckerberg is portrayed as an angry, vengeful sociopath, which by most accounts and all appearances, he is not.

But other than that, it says a lot of fascinating things about the era."

Wholeheartedly agree, but as evidenced by the Roeper quote and nearly everyone you talk to who has seen the film, the lies have been accepted as truth and it does not look like it will be an easy thing to undo that. A shame.

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