The Social Network

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Some movies are symphonies. The Godfather comes to mind. Some movies are jazz. John Coltrane or Miles Davis. Goodfellas and Taxi Driver. Sometimes a movie is so quiet and intense it brings no music to mind. The Coen’s No Country ...
The Social Network

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The Hollywood Reporter runs its second story on David Fincher, Sony and the supposed upcoming Steve Jobs biopic, wherein a source continues to huff and puff their side of the story all the while complaining about what a diva and ...

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This is one reason Harvey Weinstein is good for the movie business — he gets the bigger picture. This is also why he’s great at Oscar campaigning — when he has a horse that can win — he knows what ...

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Last night’s Oscars will be remembered for several reasons. ¬†The first, there has never been a film that won the NBR, the NYFCC, the LAFCA and the Globe (Picture, Director and Screenplay) and not won the DGA and then the ...
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[notice]This editorial was written by a British 15 year-old named Michael Dalton living in Switzerland. [/notice] When The Social Network won every critic award in sight many, including me believed that this love would continue right up to the Oscars. ...

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If the King’s Speech wins, it will become the first film in 83 years of Oscar history with a British monarch as the central figure to win Best Picture. [source] If the Social Network wins Screenplay, Editing, Directing but then ...
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It isn’t that the Eddie’s win last night makes it suddenly apparent that The Social Network will win – there is precedent for both films taking Best Picture. Films have won the three major guilds, lost the Eddie but still ...

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Best Edited Feature, Drama: The Social Network Best Edited Feature Comedy/Musical: Alice in Wonderland Best Edited Animated Feature: Toy Story 3 Best Edited Documentary : Exit Through the Gift Shop Best Edited Miniseries or Movie for TV: Temple Grandin Best ...

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I’ve been at this so long I remember when the Wall Street Journal used to do a poll to predict who would win — I think they turned out to be kind of right but not 100%. ¬†The reason the ...

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From the first note of the first frame of The Social Network we are immersed in David Fincher’s senses. The soundtrack roars immediately to life with The White Stripes pulsating guitar riff on “Ball and Biscuit.” We are in a ...

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Darren Aronofsky picks up Natalie Portman’s Best Actress BAFTA, after the cut.

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Is it possible Facebook might inspire people as much as a radio speech? hey, Mubarak. Stealing a million dollars isn’t cool. You know what’s even less cool? Stealing billions of dollars. You don’t get 80 Million Friends by blocking the ...

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Ebert has put both his predictions (thanks Ryan) and his Outguess Ebert contest online. ¬†I think there are more than a few smarty pants Oscar watchers out there who could make this a fair fight (“not unless we get out ...

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The Film Experience’s Nathaniel Rogers has many great interviews on his site – here is one with the team behind the flawless editing in The Social Network: Kirk calls the work “all consuming”, the first thing you think of when ...

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In his latest always entertaining Oscar column, Movieline’s Stu Van Airsdale takes me to task on my suggestion that this year’s Oscar race will render the critics irrelevant in a way we’ve not yet seen. ¬†Like, not ever. ¬†Usually even ...

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With the Oscar race now almost entirely put to bed, we await two competing stats working against each other to determine the outcome of this year’s race for Oscar: Since 1975 (when the LA Film Critics formed), three films have ...

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The British have taken over the Oscars.  Before we get to how everything old is new again, here is a first look at Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher: Oscars 2010 feels like a step backwards in time for so many reasons. ...

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In light of the recent twist of this year’s race for Best Picture, I asked a few of the best and brightest in the biz for their input. The participants (in random order): Damien Bona, Inside Oscar Dave Karger, Entertainment ...

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The USC Scripter Award goes to Aaron Sorkin, screenwriter of The Social Network and Ben Mezrich, author of The Accidental Billionaires.

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It really did come to pass that the race came down to two movies. They sit on opposite sides of the world. They impact us in completely different ways. They will face off in history as far apart as two ...

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