Thursday, March 15, 2012

The Social Network blew my mind right here.

I absolutely love this scene from The Social Network. Why? Is it the magnificent auditory treat of Trent Reznor's rendering of Edvard Grieg's "In the Hall of the Mountain King" (that's one of the reasons for sure, that remix was dramatic and unique and maintained the integrity of a classical masterpiece)? Was it the knife sharp cinematography? The image of handsome, strong, driven young men rowing their hearts out? Is it the way the scene symbolizes the the Winklevoss' struggle against Mark Zuckerberg that culminates in a devastating loss? Is it the otherworldy shine of the River Thames, bordered by the rich, successful and powerful spectators? Is it the commentary on a culture based around the potential to excel? Yes, all of these things made this scene so vivid to me.

The Social Network is a film that is flawed yet beautifully shot and scored by David Fincher and Trent Reznor respectively, and this scene is one of the films finest offerings. It reminds of why I wanted to be a film maker early in life. It is beautiful, artistic, and full of angst and emotion of the relatable sort. Enjoy the clip. I sure did.

Peacy Weacy!!

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