Observations and Ironies

This past weekend I saw the new movie “Social Network” that just opened at movie theaters. It is the true (maybe with some poetic license) story of the founding of Facebook. The acting is top notch and the film is definitely a study of character(s). What I found so interesting is that while the movie focus is on start up of an online way to connect with others, the real life moments of the characters are bereft of connection. The star of the movie and his friends throw many celebratory parties and yet he never actually attends them. Another character has all the connections needed to suit his purposes, but doesn’t know or care about his underage girlfriends or friends. The movie scenery itself shows Harvard as a rather dark and gloomy (and lonely) place to be. This movie seems to touch on broader themes in our culture perhaps… if you have seen the movie, what do you think?

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