Thursday, October 21, 2010
'The Social Network', New York moviegoing, and sad-ass billionaires
I was in New York the last few days casting for some TV spots, and I went to see 'The Social Network'. A few thoughts:
It's a lock for best screenplay. Quick, layered dialogue.
It's a lock for best actor (Jesse Eisenberg), best supporting actor (Justin Timberlake), and best director nominations (David Fincher, duh.)
I felt sorry for Mark Zuckerberg. A sad, socially inept creature (at least in the movie).
Movies in New York cost $13. $13!
Lots of people go see movies in New York. THREE WEEKS after it came out, on a Wednesday night, the theatre was packed. I sat in the front row, staring straight up.
Finally, it's a pleasure to watch a well-shot, well-written, well-acted mainstream Hollywood studio picture.
And great tag line.
at 8:17 PM