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The Social Network - screenplay

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Leaked draft of The Social Network, a movie based loosely on Ben Mezrich's book, The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal. The movie was released in October, 2101.
ebook, screenplay draft, 162 pages
Published May 28th 2009
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One of the best screenplays of the decade, Aaron Sorkin affirms his understanding of the mutual credit that modern technology and human psychology have in the information age.
I thought this made for an interesting read, because this is not the final script. There are some things that have been changed for the actual movie: some quotes, but most notably the name of Eduardo's girlfriend (named Jenny in this draft, but Christy in the movie).

I read the script because I'd liked watching the movie. Although, like is probably a strong word. The story is just utterly heartbreaking and the script definitely did that a million times over. This script however shows how importan
ian kennedy
A screenplay is scaffolding. In The Social Network, I read the basic Geeks vs. The Establishment story with a reflection on what price a person has to pay in pursuit of the desire to belong. I have not seen the movie yet but, as I always am after reading a screenplay, look forward to seeing the director's interpretationg, their decoration around the structure set up by the screenplay.

I would agree with the reviews of the movie that I have read, the women in this script are almost nameless extras
Ms. D
Just a few links:

1) The script:

2) An article about why it's pretty sexist:

3) An article about the real Mark Zuckerberg (which exposes some of the untruths in the screenplay):
I read it after the film and now I understand the film better. It was fascinating especially how I felt that Mark Zuckerberg was not the main lead; Eduardo was more present but at the end it was Mark's dialogue that illuminated the script and showed its cleverness and wit. This is an outstanding film for its script fundamentally and secondly for the great acting and directing.
M.F. Moonzajer
I did not find this book interesting. Although later, I found it was adapted into a movie and I was quite confused what made this book so important so they could turn it into a movie. The entire book is about social networks and how it affects the life style.
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Really enjoyed this book... I watched the movie before hand, which was impressive also. The book was way better.
I thought it was interesting and amazing but I sure didn't like the guy who made it happen.
Pablo Raphael
Mais interessante que o filme, com trechos que ficaram de fora ou foram alterados na versão final.
Apr 10, 2011 Rhainvow rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone who liked the movie
Really good. All I can say. It's like watching the movie, just that in a paper.
Steven Farmer
Aaron Sorkin -- soon to be a Golden Globe and Oscar winner.
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