Facebook Founders Speak About The Facebook Movie

by Ferman Aziz

After the first 2 trailers of ‘The Social Network’ which showed no scenes from the movie but only a photo of Jesse Eisenberg and background dialogues, Yahoo Movies released a full length trailer unveiling footage for the first time on Thursday. The trailer has been generating a lot of interest online and Sony Pictures is promoting it on another social network i.e. Twitter with a sponsored trending topic. Famous pop star Justin Timberlake, who plays Facebook President Sean Parker, is also tweeting about the movie to his followers around the world.

Now the people on whose lives the movie is based on have spoken up and their views are mixed at best. Mark Zuckerberg had reservations about the movie and he commented on stage at the D conference last month that he wished the movie wasn’t made while he was still alive. Co founder Dustin Moscovitz has just talked about the movie in a Q & A session on Quora and it seems he finds the movie giving importance to irrelevant events and material and “dramatising history”.

Referring to a breach of contract/IP theft lawsuit brought by fellow Harvard students Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss in 2004, which features heavily in the film, Moscovitz commented “It is interesting to see my past rewritten in a way that emphasizes things that didn’t matter.” He continues to say “A lot of exciting things happened in 2004, but mostly we just worked a lot and stressed out about things; the version in the trailer seems a lot more exciting.”

Historical inaccuracy plagues the film as Moscovitz points out that he has never met the Winklevoss twins, who play heavily in the film’s plot. He also wished that the movie had included more of a lot of other people who supported the Facebook founders at that time in their lives.

Watch the full length trailer below and decide whether you’d like to go to the theaters to watch this one or not.

[via Mashable]

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