Tag Archives: Ben Mezrich

‘The Social Network’ wins big at USC Scripter Award

HollywoodNews.com: Although “The Social Network” was losing its steam in the weeks following the Golden Globes, David Fincher’s Internet-culture commentary took home the top prize at the annual USC Scripter Award Friday night. Now in its 23rd year, the Scripters acknowledge the year’s best literary work-to-film adaptation. Unlike the Golden[...]

‘Social Network’ Eisenberg on Facebook Zuckerberg: ‘Disengaged, aloof’

HollywoodNews.com: He’ll be playing one of the youngest, most controversial internet billionaires this fall season, but actor Jesse Eisenberg would just prefer to wait before he watches his portrayal of Facebook exec Mark Zuckerberg in Sony’s “The Social Network.” Ironically, Eisenberg fits the bill for Zuckerberg: both are “nebbish, introverted and[...]

‘Social Network’ will shove mirror in Facebook’s face

HollywoodNews.com: Cameron Winklevoss, the fellow Harvard alum who sued Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg over the creation of the social website, doesn’t expect the guru to swallow “The Social Network.” Winklevoss, together with his brother Tyler, claimed that Zuckerberg stole their computer codes for Facebook. He has read the screenplay for[...]

‘The Social Network’ versus pro-Facebook faction

HollywoodNews.com: It’s not good when an Oscar contending film, typically one that is biographical in nature, comes against criticism in its dramatization of the facts. Often times, critics forget that it’s a movie. Some Oscar winning films have a Teflon resistance to this, i.e. 2001 Best Picture Winner “A[...]

“The Social Network” pushes creative license boundaries

HollywoodNews.com: In bringing the true story of Facebook to the screen in “The Social Network,” the film’s creators consulted with the social website. Producer Scott Rudin apparently interfaced with Facebook executives Elliot Schrage, vice president of Communications and COO Sheryl Sandberg, giving them an early glimpse of the film and the[...]

‘The Social Network’ and its secret club settings

HollywoodNews.com: Aaron Sorkin, the screenwriter of David Fincher’s upcoming film “The Social Network” about the creation of Facebook, received an inside look at Harvard’s private student clubs while researching the feature. Sorkin adapted Ben Mezrich’s book “The Accidental Billionaires” about Facebook pioneers Mark Zuckerberg and Eduardo Saverin for the film. [...]

David Fincher’s “The Social Network” gets full trailer treatment

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: David Fincher’s “The Social Network” quickly is becoming one of our most anticipated movies of the fall. Forget the fact that Fincher hasn’t made a bad film. And more often than not, his film’s are stunning, challenging works of high art. “Benjamin Button,” “Fight Club” and “The Game”[...]

David Fincher’s ‘The Social Network’ to open New York Film Festival

HollywoodNews.com: The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today that David Fincher’s “The Social Network” has been selected as the Opening Night film for their upcoming 48th Annual New York Film Festival, kicking off at Alice Tully Hall on Friday September 24th. Directed by Fincher from a screenplay by Aaron[...]