Wednesday, July 1, 2015

F This Movie! - The Social Network

Patrick and Erika are more than just Facebook friends.



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Also discussed this episode: Inside Out (2015), Cake (2014), I, Madman (1989), The Walking Deceased (2015)

17 comments:

  1. Erika! Always a pleasant surprise when you are on (even if you are not coming prepared with birthday cake). Just about to give this a spin....looking forward to it.

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  2. love this movie, love this podcast, love you guyysssss.

    But Patrick, you have mixed up your undeserving Best Picture winners! Social Network was usurped by The King's Speech (**the appeaasserrrrr**) that year. But the point remains.

    Also, I think the simplest answer for why the Sorkin Ways don't grate as much as they have in the past is really just because of Fincher and his mastery of staging and tone. His style basically serves as a welcome to chaser to the shot that is Sorkin's dialogue. Clumsy analogy, I know, but I really think that's it.

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  3. I really enjoyed The " Falling in love at the movies" podcast you guys did together, you make a great couple, long may it last,

    You should try to get Melissa to do a Skype chat sometime if she would be up for it, and Jan too always has great insights on movies, Behind every great man JB ! Cheers guys

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  4. Brenda Song, by the way, was a lot of fun on New Girl a couple of years ago. Sadly, she left for a regular role on...Dads. Yech.

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  5. My wife and I always say "is this our first fight?" Until we said "is this our first divorce?" Of course I'm kidding we're very happy...

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  6. My apologies, Patrick, but I am in love with Erika. She's the coolest! :)

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    1. No apologies necessary. I'm in love with her too. She's the best.

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  7. You forgot to mention that the boy from Jurassic Park is Jesse Eisenberg's dorm-mate. I can never get past it.

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  8. Aww, you both sound as cute as your 3 year old.

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  9. Just finished up...Great job. Nice to hear you Erika.

    It is not 9am yet, so please enjoy the attached dick pics...

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  10. I love 90% of this podcast, but I actually strongly disagree with you guys that the social network hasn't had a cultural impact. Along with the first season of Sherlock, I feel like it really contributed to the revival of the "Super Genius/Social Asshole" archetype. And more importantly I think it's really extremely important to the way we make movies about real events happening today (especially tech based ones). I honestly think that movies (not all necessarily good) like the Fifth Estate, Jobs, and Zero Dark Thirty. Not to mention that it is almost single handedly responsible for the legitimization (for better or worse) of David Fincher's movies (Most of which was retroactive). I've actually argued for the last couple years that the social network is one of the most important films of the last decade.

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    1. *I honestly think that movies (not all necessarily good) like the Fifth Estate, Jobs, and Zero Dark Thirty owe a massive debt to this film.

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  11. Grindr? Dick Pics? Normally I hear those words on other occasions...but anyway...

    Funny podcast for a great movie. While I´m currently reading and hearing my way through FTM, I realize that Sorkin is a pretty divisive figure because a lot of people can´t stand his special kind of dialogue. I can understand that, because his dialogue is totally unrealistic, but on the other hand it´s so interesting, snappy and funny, despite his sometimes annoying tendency to preach his worldview to the audience.

    After "The social network" reminded me of how much I like his style, I watched the 2.5 seasons of "The newsroom", which led me to watching the 7 seasons of "The west wing".
    And I suspect I have to watch "Studio 60 on Sunset Strip" in the near future to complete my Sorkin mania.

    I can second most of the points you made about "The social network" in your podcast.
    I had no interest whatsoever when they announced the movie but I had a blast watching it. It works like a swiss watch and has all around fine performances and fine direction by Fincher.
    I´m looking forward to "Steve Jobs".

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  12. Can we have a Top 10 list of the things Erica remembers she wanted to say after the podcast ended?

    Great listening as usual!

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  13. This is one of my favorite movies of the past 10 years, needless to say I was pretty excited when I saw you were going to talk about it on the show. Great episode as always, loved it.

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  14. I find it amazing that both Erika and JB teach film classes at their respective high schools. There are zero actual film classes in California high schools, unless you count 1st period media production to create the morning bulletin--but even those are hard to come by.
    Midwest schools are extremely lucky to have such great people teaching those meaningful subjects.

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