Regardless of whether it's based on fact or fiction The Social Network
represent an engaging tale
of ambition, friendship, greed and betrayal. Although the
on the invention of Facebook don't let that put you off
watching the movie as David Fincher has managed to take a
dialogue filled script and constructed a very watchable and clever
character driven tale. It's true that the movie does lack any real
conflict or suspense but then given the subject matter this is a
forgivable flaw. Take a look at this collection of The Social Network
decide for yourself.
by: David Fincher
Aaron Sorkin (screenplay)
Ben Mezrich (book "The Accidental Billionaires") Starring: Jesse Eisenberg -
Rooney Mara - Erica Albright
Bryan Barter - Billy Olsen
Brenda Song - Christy Lee
Dustin Fitzsimons - Phoenix Club President
Armie Hammer - Cameron Winklevoss / Tyler Winklevoss
Joseph Mazzello - Dustin Moskovitz
Patrick Mapel - Chris Hughes
Max Minghella - Divya Narendra
Andrew Garfield - Eduardo Saverin Calvin Dean
Aria Noelle Curzon - Laura Barry
Livingston - Mr.
Cox John Getz
Rashida Jones - Marylin Delpy
Carrie Armstrong - Court Reporter
Henry Roosevelt - Henry
David Selby - Gage
Pamela Roylance - Ad Board Chairwoman
Brett Leigh - Phoenix Senior Malese Jow -
Victor Z. Isaac - Stuart Singer Abhi Sinha -
Mark Saul - Bob
Cedric Sanders - Reggie Brenda Song -
Christy Justin Timberlake -
Dakota Johnson - Amelia Ritter Nancy Linari - Larry
Secretary Douglas Urbanski -
Summers Inger Tudor -
Anne Aaron Sorkin -
Ad Executive Peter Holden - Facebook
Lawyer 1 Darin Cooper - Facebook
lines] Mark Zuckerberg: Did
that there are more people with genius IQ's living in China than there
are people of any kind living in the United States? Erica Albright:
possibly be true. What would account for that? Mark Zuckerberg: Well,
all a lot of people live in China. But here's my question, how do you
distinguish yourself from a population of people who all got sixteen
hundred on their SAT's? Erica Albright:
I didn't know
they take SAT's in China. Mark Zuckerberg: They
wasn't talking about China anymore, I was talking about me. Erica Albright:
You got sixteen
Mark Zuckerberg: Would
like to talk about something else? Erica Albright: No.
since the beginning of the conversation about finals club I think I may
have missed a birthday. There are really more people in China with
genius IQ's than the entire population...? Mark Zuckerberg: The
is the most diverse. The Fly club, Roosevelt punched the Porc Erica Albright: Which
one? Mark Zuckerberg: The
Porcellian, the Porc, it's the best of the best. Erica Albright: Which
Roosevelt? Mark Zuckerberg: Theodore.
Erica Albright: Okay,
which is the easiest to get into? Mark Zuckerberg: Why
ask me that? Erica Albright: I'm
asking. Mark Zuckerberg: None
That's the point. My friend Eduardo made three hundred thousand dollars
betting oil futures one summer and Eduardo won't come close to getting
in. And the ability to make money doesn't impress anybody around here. Erica Albright: Must
He made three hundred thousand dollars in a summer. Mark Zuckerberg: He
meteorology. Erica Albright: You
was oil futures. Mark Zuckerberg: You
the weather, you can predict the price of heating oil. I think that you
asked me that because you think the final club that's easiest to get
into is the one where I'll have the best chance. Erica Albright: I...what?
Erica Albright: The
the easiest to get into would be the one where anybody has the best
chance. Mark Zuckerberg: You
ask me which one was the best one. You asked me which one was the
easiest one. Erica Albright: I
just asking, okay. I was just asking to ask. Mark, I'm not speaking in
code. Mark Zuckerberg: Erica... Erica Albright: You're
with finals clubs. You have finals clubs OCD. You need to see someone
about who'll prescribe some sort of medication. You don't care if the
side effects may include blindness. Mark Zuckerberg: Final
Not finals clubs. And there's a difference between being obsessed and
being motivated. Erica Albright: Yes,
Mark Zuckerberg: Well
That was cryptic, so you do speak in code. Erica Albright: I
to be cryptic.
Mark Zuckerberg: I'm
saying I need to do something substantial in order to get the attention
of the clubs. Erica Albright: Why? Mark Zuckerberg: Because
they're exclusive. And fun and they lead to a better life. Erica Albright: Teddy
Roosevelt didn't get elected president because he was the member of the
Phoenix Club. Mark Zuckerberg: He
member of the Porcellian and yes he did. Erica Albright: Why
just concentrate on being the best you, you can be. Mark Zuckerberg: Did
really just say that? Erica Albright: I
Mark Zuckerberg: I'm
be straight forward with you and tell you I think that you might want
to be a little more supportive. If I get in I will be taking you to the
events and the gatherings and you'll be meeting a lot of people you
wouldn't normally get to meet. Erica Albright: You
that for me? Mark Zuckerberg: We're
dating. Erica Albright: Okay.
want to try and be straight forward with you and let you know that
we're not anymore. Mark Zuckerberg: What
d..? Erica Albright: We're
dating anymore. I'm sorry. Mark Zuckerberg: Is
joke? Erica Albright: No,
it's not. Mark Zuckerberg: You're
breaking up with me? Erica Albright: You're
introduce me to people I wouldn't normally have the chance to meet.
What the f...? What is that supposed to mean? Mark Zuckerberg: Wait,
down. Erica Albright: What
supposed to mean? Mark Zuckerberg: Erica,
reason we're able to sit here and drink right now is cause you used to
sleep with the door guy.
Erica Albright: The
his name is Bobby. I have not slept with the doory guy. The door guy is
a friend of mine and he's a perfectly good class of people. And what
part of Long Island are you from? Wimbledon?
Mark Zuckerberg: Is
this real? Erica Albright: Yes. Mark Zuckerberg: Okay,
wait. I apologise, okay. Erica Albright: I
have to go
study. Mark Zuckerberg: Erica... Erica Albright: Yes. Mark Zuckerberg: I'm
mean it. Erica Albright: I
that but I have to go... Mark Zuckerberg: Come
don't have to study, you don't have to study. Let's just talk. Erica Albright: I
can't. Mark Zuckerberg: Why? Erica Albright: Because
exhausting. Dating you is like dating a stairmaster.
Erica Albright: I
have to go
study. Mark Zuckerberg: You
have to study. Erica Albright: Why
keep saying I don't have to study. Mark Zuckerberg: Because
go to BU. Do you want to get some food? Erica Albright: I'm
not sufficiently impressed with my education Mark Zuckerberg: I'm
don't have a rowboat. So we're even. Erica Albright: I
should just be friends. Mark Zuckerberg: I
friends. Erica Albright: I
being polite. I have no intention of being friends with you.
[Erica takes Mark hand
straight at him] Erica Albright: Look,
probably going to be a very successful computer person. But you're
gonna go through life thinking that girls don't like you because you're
a nerd. And I want you to know from the bottom of my heart that that
won't be true. It'll be because you're an asshole. [Erica gets up and walks
writing a post on his blog] Mark Zuckerberg:[voice over] Erica
Albright's a bitch. You think that's because her family changed their
name from Albrecht or do you think it's because all BU girls are
bitches? For the record she may look like a 34C, but she's getting all
kinds of help from our friends at Victoria's Secret. She's a 34B, as in
barely anything there. False advertising.
Mark Zuckerberg:[voice over] The
truth is she has a nice face. I need to do something to take my mind
off her. Easy enough, except I need an idea.
Mark Zuckerberg:[voice over] I'm
a little intoxicated. I'm not gonna lie. So what, it's not even 10 p.m.
and it's a Tuesday night. The Kirklan Facebook is open on my desktop
and some of these people have pretty horrendous facebook pics. Billy
Olsen, sitting here, had the idea of putting some of the pictures next
to pictures of farm animals and have people vote on whose hotter. Good
Mark Zuckerberg:[voice over] Yeah,
it's on. I'm not gonna do the farm animals but I like the idea of
comparing two people together. It gives the whole thing a very 'Turing'
feel since people's ratings of the pictures will be more implicit, than
say, choosing a number to represent each person's hotness like they do
Mark Zuckerberg:[voice over] The
first thing we're gonna need is a lot of pictures. Unfortunately,
Harvord doesn't keep a public centralized facebook so I'm going to have
get all the images from the individual houses that people are in. Let
the hacking begin.
[Mark continues writing
his blog] Mark Zuckerberg:[voice over] First
up is Kirkland. They keep everything open and allow indexes in their
Apache configuration, so a little w-get magic is all that's necessary
to download the entire Kirkland facebook. Kids' stuff.
Mark Zuckerberg:[voice over] Next
is Eliot. They're also open, but with no indexes on Apache. I can run
an empty search and it returns all of the images in the database in a
single page. Then I can save the page and Mozilla will save all the
images for me. Excellent. Moving right along.
Mark Zuckerberg:[voice over] Lowell
security, they require a username/password combo and I'm gonna go
ahead and say they don't have access to the main F.A.S user database.
So they have no way of detecting an intrusion.
Mark Zuckerberg:[voice over] Adams
security but limits the number of results to twenty a page. All I need
to do is break out the same script I just used on Lowell and we're set.
Mark Zuckerberg:[voice over] Quincy
online Facebook. What a sham. Nothing I can do about that.
Mark Zuckerberg:[voice over] Dunster
intense. Not only is there no public directory but there's no directory
at all. You have to do searches and your search returns more than
twenty matches, nothing gets returned. And once you do get results they
don't link directly to the images, they link to a PHP that redirects or
something. Weird. This maybe difficult, I'll come back later.
going on? Mark Zuckerberg:[voice over] Perfect
Eduardo's here and he's going to have the key ingridient.
Eduardo Saverin: Hey,
Mark. Mark Zuckerberg: Wardo. Eduardo Saverin: You
split up? Mark Zuckerberg: How
know that? Eduardo Saverin: It's
blog. Mark Zuckerberg: Yeah. Eduardo Saverin: Are
right? Mark Zuckerberg: I
need you. Eduardo Saverin: I'm
you. Mark Zuckerberg: No
I need the
algorithm you used to rank chess players.
Eduardo Saverin: Are
you okay? Mark Zuckerberg: We're
girls. Eduardo Saverin: You
other students. Mark Zuckerberg: Yeah. Eduardo Saverin: You
this is such a good idea. Mark Zuckerberg: I
algorithm. I need the algorithm.
[referring to the
facebook they've just created] Eduardo Saverin: Who
gonna to send it to? Mark Zuckerberg: Ah,
couple of people. The question is, who are they gonna send it to.
Albright? He blogged about you. You don't want to read it.
[looking at the hits
on the picture ranking facebook] Eduardo Saverin: That's
awful lot of traffic. Maybe you shouldn't shut it down before you get
suddenly freezes] Eduardo Saverin: You...you
don't think... Mark Zuckerberg: I
do. Eduardo Saverin: Go
[referring to the
network being shut
down] Eduardo Saverin: Unless
coincidence, I think this is us. Mark Zuckerberg: It's
coincidence. Eduardo Saverin: Holy
[Mark and Eduardo are
sitting in a
deposition room with their lawyers] Sy: Why don'
we stretch our
legs for a minute. Can we do that? It's been almost three hours and
frankly you did spend an awful lot of time embarrassing Mr. Zuckerberg
with the girls testinomy from the bar. Mark Zuckerberg: I'm
embarrassed. She just made a lot of that up. Gretchen: She
was under oath. Mark Zuckerberg: Then
that would be the first time somebody's lied under oath.
twenty-two hundred hits within two hours? Mark Zuckerberg: Thousand. Marylin Delpy: What? Mark Zuckerberg: Twenty-two
thousand. Marylin Delpy: [under her breath] Wow!
Divya Narendra: You
about this? Cameron Winklevoss:
What? Divya Narendra: Two
a sophomore choked the network from a laptop in Kirkland. Cameron Winklevoss: Really. Divya Narendra: At
4 a.m. Cameron Winklevoss: How? Divya Narendra: He
set up a
website where you vote on the hotness of female undergrads. What were
we doing that none of us heard about this?
Cameron Winklevoss: How
activity was there on this thing?
[reading from the paper] Tyler Winklevoss:
thousand page requests. Cameron Winklevoss: Twenty-two
thousand? Tyler Winklevoss: Cam,
guy hacked into facebook of seven houses. He set up a whole website in
one night. He did it while he was drunk. Cameron Winklevoss: Twenty-two
thousand. How did you know he was drunk? Divya Narendra: He
blogging simultaneously. Know what I think? Tyler Winklevoss:
I'm way ahead
of you. Divya Narendra: This
Ad Board Chairwoman:
Zuckerberg, this is an Administrative Board hearing. You're being
accused of intentionally breaching security, violating copyrights,
violating individual privacy by creating the website, www.facemash.com.
You're also charged with being in violation of the University's policy
on distribution of digitized images. Before we begin with our
questioning you're allowed to make a statement. Would you like to do so? Mark Zuckerberg: I've... [Mark stands up to make
his statement] Mark Zuckerberg: You
already apologized in the Crimson to the ABHW, to Fuerza Latina and to
any women at Harvard who may have been insulted as I take it that they
were. As for any charges stemming from the breach of security, I
believe I deserve some recognition from this Board. Ad Board Chairwoman: I'm
sorry? Mark Zuckerberg: Yes. Ad Board Chairwoman:
understand. Mark Zuckerberg: Which
part? Ad Board Chairwoman: You
deserve recognition? Mark Zuckerberg: I
pointed out some pretty gaping holes in your system.
Mr. Cox: Mr.
charge of security for all computers on the Harvard network and I can
assure you of it's sophistication. In fact it was that level of
sophistication that led us to you in less than four hours. Mark Zuckerberg: Four
hours? Mr. Cox: Yes. Mark Zuckerberg: That
impressive except if you had known what you were looking for you would
have seen it written on my dorm room window.
months academic probation. Eduardo Saverin: Well,
had to make an example out of you. Mark Zuckerberg: They
blog. I shouldn't have written that thing about the farm animals. That
was stupid. But I was kidding for gods sakes. Doesn't anybody have a
sense of humor? Eduardo Saverin: I
stop you. Mark Zuckerberg: I
know. Eduardo Saverin: How
do you do
this thing where you manage to get all the girls to hate us and why do
I let you? Mark Zuckerberg: I
know. Eduardo Saverin: I
that. Mark Zuckerberg: Wardo,
said I know.
Zuckerberg? Mark Zuckerberg: Yeah. Cameron Winklevoss:
Winklevoss. Mark Zuckerberg: Hi. Tyler Winklevoss: Tyler
Winklevoss. Mark Zuckerberg: Are
related? Cameron Winklevoss:
That's good. Tyler Winklevoss: Funny. Cameron Winklevoss: We've
nerver heard that before. Mark Zuckerberg: So
what can I
do for you? Did I insult your girlfriends? Cameron Winklevoss: No,
didn't. Actually, I don't know. Tyler Winklevoss: We
asked. Cameron Winklevoss: Yeah,
should do that.
Tyler Winklevoss: Mark,
is Divya Narendra, our partner. Mark Zuckerberg:
Hi. Divya Narendra:
We were really impressed with Facemash and then we checked you out and
you also built CourseMatch. Tyler Winklevoss: I
don't know CourseMatch. Divya Narendra: You
go online and see what courses your friends are taking. It's really
disarming. [Mark is distracted
looking at the pictures on the wall of the old Porcellian classes] Divya Narendra: Mark? Mark Zuckerberg: Yeah. Divya Narendra: We
were talking about CourseMatch? Mark Zuckerberg: That
was kind of a no-brainer.
Divya Narendra: You
invented something in high school right? Mark Zuckerberg: An
app for an MP3 player that recognizes your taste in music. Divya Narendra: Anybody
try to buy it? Mark Zuckerberg: Microsoft. Divya Narendra: Wow!
How much? Mark Zuckerberg: Didn't
sell it. I uploaded it for free. Divya Narendra: For
free? Mark Zuckerberg: Yeah. Divya Narendra: Why? [Mark just shrugs his
have something that we've been working on for a while and we think it's
great. It's called the HarvardConnection. You create your own page,
interests bio, friends, pics. Tyler Winklevoss: And
then people can go online see you bio request to be... Mark Zuckerberg: Yeah,
how is that different from my MySpace or Friendster? Tyler Winklevoss: Harvard-dot-E-D-U.
Harvard.edu is the most prestigious e-mail address in the country. Tyler Winklevoss:
And the whole site kinds based on the idea that girls uh... Cameron Winklevoss:
Not to put anything indelicately... Divya Narendra: Girls
wanna go with guys who go to Harvard.
Tyler Winklevoss: The
main difference between what we're talking about and MySpace or
Friendster or any of those other social networking sites... Mark Zuckerberg: ...is
exclusivity. Right? Divya Narendra: Right. Cameron Winklevoss:
Yeah. We'd love for you to work for us, Mark. I mean we need a gifted
programmer whose creative.
Uh...we would need you to build the site, write the code and we'll
provide all the... Mark Zuckerberg: I'm
in. Cameron Winklevoss:
What? Mark Zuckerberg: I'm
in. Tyler Winklevoss: Awsome.
[Mar's at a deposition
with Eduardo and both their lawyers] Gretchen: When
did you come to Eduardo with the idea for Facebook? Mark Zuckerberg: It
was callled TheFacebook then.
[Mark's at another
deposition with Cameron,Tyler and Divya and their lawyers] Gage: This
doesn't need to be that difficult. Mark Zuckerberg: I'm
currently in the middle of two different law suits. Gage: Did
affirmatively? When Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss and Divya Narendra
asked you to build HarvardConnection, did you say yes? Mark Zuckerberg: I
said I'd help.
[at the deposition with
Gretchen: When did you approach Mr. Saverin with the idea
for TheFacebook? Mark Zuckerberg: I
wouldn't say I approached him. Gretchen: Sy? Sy: You can
answer the question. Mark Zuckerberg: At
a party at Alpha Epsilon Pi. Gretchen: What's
that? Mark Zuckerberg: The
Jewish fraternity. It was Caribbean Night.