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Old August 28 2008, 12:27 PM   #1
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Sorkin to Make Movie About Facebook Founders

From the BBC.

Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin has agreed to make a film about the founders of social networking site Facebook.

Sorkin, who created US TV drama The West Wing and wrote the Tom Hanks movie Charlie Wilson's War, has even opened a Facebook account to aid his research.
He's even created a group here.
(Don't ask me if that link doesn't work because I don't have a Facebook account so I can't test it.)
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Old August 28 2008, 01:15 PM   #2
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Um, what? I have a hard time seeing how this is going to be compelling. I mean I like facebook and all but it is just a website. Is there some untold compeling story behind it's creation? Isn't it just, they had an idea, made a site, and got popular?
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Old August 28 2008, 03:05 PM   #3
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I have no idea how this is going to work, but I'll give Sorkin the benefit of the doubt.
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Old August 28 2008, 04:36 PM   #4
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I'll give Sorkin the benefit of the doubt.
Yes because Studio 60 was amazing TV!
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Old August 28 2008, 06:34 PM   #5
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Charlie Wilson's War was a good movie. Studio 60 didn't always deliver, but I'm not about to write of Sorkin based on one season of a short-lived television series.
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Old August 28 2008, 07:52 PM   #6
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Hirogen Alpha wrote: View Post
Charlie Wilson's War was a good movie. Studio 60 didn't always deliver, but I'm not about to write of Sorkin based on one season of a short-lived television series.
Especially not when there's four excellent seasons of The West Wing and two of Sports Night to balance that out!
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Old August 28 2008, 09:10 PM   #7
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You'd be surprised at the kinds of boring topics that make great drama. Just check out HBO's Recount for proof.
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Old August 28 2008, 09:43 PM   #8
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Old August 29 2008, 07:17 AM   #9
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Old August 29 2008, 08:32 AM   #10
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If Sorkin wants to make a movie about the internet, how about one about people who send out spam. Or who post fake dating profiles on sites like Craig's List just to spam people.

Or TrekBBS: The Movie? What would happen if Stewey, The God Thing and stj all met in the same room????
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Old August 29 2008, 11:17 AM   #11
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I'll watch anything written by Sorkin.
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Old August 30 2008, 01:35 AM   #12
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This seems like a really stupid idea and I'm surprised Sorkin is interested in doing it. That being said, I'll give him the benefit of the doubt.
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Old August 30 2008, 04:01 AM   #13
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Tell me this is a really bad joke
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Old August 30 2008, 04:14 AM   #14
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As I thought when I first saw the news, this is just an extension of his work with the Farnsworth Invention, which was about the guys who invented TV.

And with the weird drama about who "owns" Facebook, there's probably enough there for him to fall back on his "men who become brothers through work but have witty conflicts" trope.

I'm glad he's working at all, to be honest.
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Old September 12 2008, 09:56 PM   #15
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Me too. Though I wish he'd do an HBO show - it seems like a match made in TV heaven.
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