"Frank just had a dump, lol" spun out to feature-length.
One to avoid methinks.
Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor confirmed that he is writing the soundtrack for David Fincher’s upcoming film about Facebook - The Social Network. He has been working with collaborator Atticus Ross on the score. Reznor announced his involvement in the movie in a blog post on his website late last week. “I've always …
He has turned into the sort of massive failboat that he used to hate. His heart is in the right place, but he hasn't put out a good album since The Downward Spiral/Further Down The Spiral.
At least he makes some of his old tracks available as separate samples and invites people to remix them- he's clearly well-meaning, even if his own work is weak and self-indulgent now.
Jesus wept? Seriously, a film about Facebook? Has art really descended that low? There must be thousands of talented script writers and directors desperate for a break and this utter shit passes for entertainment? Facebook is a tool ( then again so is the bloke that developed it! ), I don't see many films glorying the Magimix, AA route planning website or the B&Q BBQ with matching tong and cutlery set!
Tell you what why not make a film about me sitting on the sofa in my grotts, scratching my bits? It might be a pointless waste of 90 mins but by God it would a darn sight more flipping interesting than 90 mins of Reznor's racket set to a film stroking Zuckerberg's already over-inflated ego!!
Oh, I dunno, I remember a film about a taxi driver that caught a certain amount of interest, and it was almost completely unrelated to actual taxis. One good thing about film is that it is not necessarily a tedious reworking of the bland facts relating to the subject matter of its namesake, but is in fact a work of imagination that can be, dare I say, creatively worked from, perhaps, bland beginnings.
I'm not saying FtM will be good, just that one shouldn't write a work off based on ones own preconceptions. Then again, you seem to be fairly disgusted by both Reznor and Zuckerberg, so I accept there's probably no winning you round. However, I felt your argument required a rebuttal.
That's all fair enough, but I don't remember Taxi Driver being billed as "a film about driving taxis". Even aside from its dreadful title, "The Social Network" is resolutely billed as "a film about Facebook".
We can but hope that this is all merely a ruse to make us believe the film will be awful. David Fincher doesn't have a bad pedigree, and if Reznor is involved then that must at least be an indication that this isn't the bland rubbish it might first appear.
a snooze fest. I've tried it and cannot understand the appeal of it. It makes perfect sense for Reznor to score this movie in an effort to keep theatre goers awake. Besides now that NIN did its farewell tour and HTDA proved disappointing, he needs a creative project to pull him out of his slump.
The same Trent who was pretty much forced to stop twittering to prevent him from making an ever bigger ass of himself ?
I am/was a huge NiN fan, but I just wish they took his iPhone away from him 2 years ago, locked him up in a dungeon, and just had him make new music, instead of rehashing the same loops from the last few years.
*not bitter.. no really*
I see the facebook haters are out in force today. I suspect most of them haven't even bothered trying it out to see if it has any potential good points. No, they'd rather sit at home and rail against emerging social technologies just like their grandparents refused to have a television in their homes, or their great-grandparents didn't trust the automobile.
Guess there's some folks you just can't reach. I'm glad that techies generally accept the inevitable evolution of networking, same as the other 16% (or so) of the Earths population that think Facebook is actually pretty good. I mean, you don't expect to find technophobes amongst our number..,..
...oh wait. I scent a fail. A mass fail.
Never mind, we can always chuck our shoes into the machinery, eh?
I am a fan of Facebook, but not of Zuckerberg, or Farmville, or inane updates, but I am a fan of keeping in touch and re-establishing contact with dozens of old friends that I've not seen in years. If Facebooks CONTENT annoys you then I have news for you; you can TAILOR the content to suit. If you can't do that then I wonder why you read El Reg.
(I suspect flame are in my future. Lovely.)
The man who puts the MENTAL into Instrumentalist.
I loved Pretty Hate Machine when it I first got a copy, Broken and fixed are good but there are other bands that did it better. If you get a chance, find VAST's first album or anything by Rico.
Still, if he does go the same way as Clint Poppie then that's no bad thing really.
It's the story of Zuckerberg vs. the assorted people he's worked with (and been sued by for stealing IP) over the years. Aaron Sorkin's written the screenplay, so I can't see it being anything less than marvellous.
Your opinion of the worthiness of Farmville isn't exactly relevant here.
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