No doubt, the Internet has permeated our lives. It has transformed industries and forever changed the way we work, shop and communicate. 2010 introduced two fantastic movies about Internet culture; both sorta, kinda based on true stories.
Adapted by Aaron Sorkin and directed by David Fincher, The Social Network epically dramatized the makings of Facebook with deceit, jealousy, revenge, betrayal, sex and a very smarmy Justin Timberlake as Napster founder Sean Parker. Cinematically, the film is dark, minimal, speedy with elements of a Shakespearean play.
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The facts of The Social Network have been disputed. Is Facebook founder Mark Zuckerburg truly an anti-social genius? Are Harvard groupies real? Do computer majors really have THIS much fun? What is undisputed is Facebook's rapid success and the consequence of one's ambition. The Social Network suggests that the site with over billions of users was created over a terrible break-up.
Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost’s documentary about their brother and friend, photographer Yaniv "Nev" Schulman was produced because of a budding relationship. Catfish documents a virtual collaboration based on mutual admiration of creative work. Schulman and Joost intended on making a film between a New York based photographer and a prolific young artist, Abby, from Michigan. The film quickly analyzes social networking, instant access, virtual identity, your digital print and vulnerability. Think twice before you confirm that new friend request.