Sorkin to Make Movie About Facebook Founders

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Hermiod, Aug 28, 2008.

  1. Hermiod

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    From the BBC.

    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.)
     
  2. 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?
     
  3. Harvey

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    I have no idea how this is going to work, but I'll give Sorkin the benefit of the doubt.
     
  4. bigdaddy

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    Yes because Studio 60 was amazing TV! :)
     
  5. Harvey

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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.
     
  6. ClayinCA

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    Especially not when there's four excellent seasons of The West Wing and two of Sports Night to balance that out!
     
  7. Temis the Vorta

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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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  10. Aragorn

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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????
     
  11. Philo

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    I'll watch anything written by Sorkin.
     
  12. Emh

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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.
     
  13. Tomato

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    Tell me this is a really bad joke
     
  14. firehawk12

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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.
     
  15. ClayinCA

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    Me too. Though I wish he'd do an HBO show - it seems like a match made in TV heaven.
     
  16. Broccoli

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    They'd re-title it TrekBBS: The Motion Picture...