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Top 100 Most Anticipated Films of 2010: David Fincher’s The Social Network

Fincher has made us afraid of the dark (Zodiac), afraid of growing old (Button) and now, perhaps afraid of becoming filthy rich. Should be interesting to see how Fincher visually and tonally treats a drama about how “fake” online friendships lead to the demise of real friendships.

IONCINEMA.com Top 100 Films

#08. The Social Network

Director: David Fincher
Writer(s): Aaron Sorkin
Producers: Dana Brunetti, Ceán Chaffin, Michael De Luca, Scott Rudin
Distributor: Columbia Pictures.

The Gist: The film will focus on the evolution of Facebook from its 2004 creation on the Harvard campus by sophomore Mark Zuckerberg to a juggernaut with more than 60 million members. The film will cover how these unimaginable overnight riches changed the lives of Zuckerberg and his Facebook cohorts.….(more)

Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Timberlake, Brenda Song, Joseph Mazzello, Rooney Mara, Rashida Jones Andrew Garfield and Max Minghella.

Why is it on the list?: Fincher has made us afraid of the dark (Zodiac), afraid of growing old (Button) and now, perhaps afraid of becoming filthy rich. Should be interesting to see how Fincher visually and tonally treats a drama about how “fake” online friendships lead to the demise of real friendships. 

Release Date/Status?: Columbia have slotted this as an October 15th release and might want to add a festival pre-release either at TIFF or BFI London.

 
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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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