The Social Network

The Social Network ★★★★★

This is it. The one that started (or ended?!) it all.

Everyone has that movie. It wakes you up, kickstarts a life-long obsession, essentially changes your life for better or worse.

I distinctly remember leaving the cinema at the age of thirteen, quite frankly left in a state of dumbfound-edness. Flummoxed that 'The Facebook Movie' was actually good? Perplexed that words could hold this much weight? Stumped that I could be so engaged from the seemingly minor act of argument?

All of the above and then some. I fully blame Fincher, Sorkin et. al for triggering an obession in film, particularly dialogue-heavy "talkies". To this day, the media I find myself drawn towards and falling in love with foremost can be linked back to this day, to this film in one way or another.

Maybe one day I'll be able to truly put into words the extent to which this film means to be, just how grateful I am for it's existence. For now, I'm more than a little sceptical I can do it justice. After all, how can I even begin to write about this, the one that taught me that writing is everything? Impossible.

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