How long is a generation these days? I must be in Mark Zuckerberg’s generation—there are only nine years impact of cinema on society essay us—but somehow it doesn’t feel that way.
Doubtless years from now I will misremember my closeness to Zuckerberg, in the same spirit that everyone in ’60s Liverpool met John Lennon. I must be in Mark Zuckerberg’s generation—there are only nine years between us—but somehow it doesn’t feel that way. At the time, though, I felt distant from Zuckerberg and all the kids at Harvard. We have different ideas about things. Specifically we have different ideas about what a person is, or should be. I often worry that my idea of personhood is nostalgic, irrational, inaccurate.
Perhaps Generation Facebook have built their virtual mansions in good faith, in order to house the People 2. 0 they genuinely are, and if I feel uncomfortable within them it is because I am stuck at Person 1. I become that some of the software currently shaping their generation is unworthy of them. They are more interesting than it is. Generation Facebook gets a movie almost worthy of them, and this fact, being so unexpected, makes the film feel more delightful than it probably, objectively, is. From the opening scene it’s clear that this is a movie about 2.
0 people made by 1. He doesn’t understand what’s happening as she tries to break up with him. Wait, wait, this is real? ERICA: I have to go study. MARK: You don’t have to study. How do you know I don’t have to study? Because you go to B.
Fincher’s audience as the cynical newshound was to Howard Hawks’s. To create this Zuckerberg, Sorkin barely need brush his pen against the page. We came to the cinema expecting to meet this guy and it’s a pleasure to watch Sorkin color in what we had already confidently sketched in our minds. For sometimes the culture surmises an individual personality, collectively. Don’t we all know why nerds do what they do? To get money, which leads to popularity, which leads to girls. Sorkin, confident of his foundation myth, spins an exhilarating tale of double rejection—spurned by Erica and the Porcellian, the Finaliest of the Final Clubs, Zuckerberg begins his spite-fueled rise to the top.