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Thought: What Facebook is mostly used for…

I have been in facebook for a little over a year or so. I’m going to make an observation on what people mostly use the site for.

Here’s my take on facebook:

  • People like to talk about what they’re doing and where they’re going in life. You’ll see people in facebook saying stuff like “(name here) is at the grocery store”, “(name here) is making a cup of coffee”, “(name here) is going to the movies”, etc. The most popular one, is “I’m going to bed”, you see it everywhere!
  • People like to vent about how much life sucks or if they’re having a bad day. If something bad happens in people’s lives off the computer, they’ll go in facebook and rant about it publicly. Then their friends will start replying to them to try to make him/her feel better. I see this all the time.
  • People like to use the site for dating and relationships. Internet dating is becoming more popular than ever. People obsess with that, “in a relationship” status option in Facebook for whatever reason. I’ve seen couples hook up because of facebook lately.
  • The weird thing about facebook is that it also gives couples (whether married couples or not) the opportunity to show their love to each other in front of everyone publicly. Not that it’s a bad thing but it can be risky in a way. There are tons of single people out there, that if they have a crush on someone who is “in a relationship” or married, they’ll be keeping an eye on that “status relationship” option, to wait until they’re single or divorced again. It happens often in facebook, almost like a virtual soap opera like you see on daytime TV.
  • People like to play facebook games like farmville, mafia wars, etc. Sometimes this is the only thing people use facebook for.
  • People like to hit the “Like” button over stupid nonsense. You know what I mean, people would hit “Like” on these ridiculous sentences for example: “true friends treat each other right”, “Please no drama”, and all these personal relationships and dating tips people hit “Like” for. I think you know what I’m talking about.

I think that pretty much covers it. Maybe the facebook movie, “The Social Network” will cover all that stuff too. People use facebook in a very strange and odd way. Maybe that’s what Jeff Zuckerberg wanted people to use facebook for so they can stay addicted and it helps get more people to register.

I try my very best to keep my life off of facebook. I use the site to talk about the entertainment industry like I do here as a way to help promote my blog site. I don’t use the site to be open about my personal life like a lot of people do in there. I use it to talk about my usual music, movies, health & fitness topics in there. I think it is what’s best. People just don’t realize what they’re doing in social networking sites.

The “Social Network” looks like an interesting movie and I look forward to seeing it! I’m a huge fan of David Fincher’s work.

Kev

Thought: Why Hollywood wants us to watch David Fincher’s “The Social Network”, yeah, the Facebook movie…

So two trailers have hit the internets now, of David Fincher’s newest movie, “The Social Network”, based on the popular social networking site, well, um, Facebook. You ask yourself? WTF? This is weird, there is nothing on these two trailers, how can the public give feedback on these? The thing that viewers don’t understand that, it’s the whole point. The film makers purposely made these two trailers this way, as their way to confuse you. It’s their way of getting people talking. I see reader comments in other movie blogs and message forums, saying, “Why don’t they make myspace the movie?”

Why isn’t there a myspace movie yet? Because there doesn’t need to be one. There are many reasons Facebook needs to be a movie. On the Facebook website, there are a lot of secrets and behind the scenes stuff that we don’t know about. Maybe the Facebook movie wants to reveal all the secrets? How the site started, all the stuff behind it, how the site got it’s popularity, the media, etc. Plus, try to remember that when Facebook first started, it didn’t start in a very good way. Mark Zuckerberg first started a social networking site when he was in Harvard College, that site was for that school only. Then he was sued for it or something. I don’t know the whole history. I’m sure the movie wants to get more into detail with that. Get the hint with the trailer in the video below, it even mentioned Mark Zuckerberg getting sued.

Is the Facebook movie being made for box office money? Of course, but I’m sure there are more important reasons Hollywood wants this made. “The Social Network” will be a learning experience. It’ll help us understand why we are all on the site to begin with. Why we were all drawn to it? The site was made by some bored college kid who probably had no social life, so being the computer expert he is, he decided to build a site of his own. It started off small with just himself using it at first…now the site is mainstream, worldwide. It is more popular than myspace now. Mark Zuckerberg still runs and owns the site today after all these years. He is still young and he is still in his 20’s.

The Facebook site and Mark Zuckerberg himself has quite a bit of history that we need to know about.

I know this film is getting tons of negative backlash, so I wanted to write in some thoughts to help defend the movie a little bit. I think this is a unique and interesting idea for a film. I’m looking forwardr to seeing more of it. I’m sure we’ll soon see another trailer with actually actors and clips from the film. David Fincher is a fantastic director, he’s made many great films in the past and I’m sure he made this a great one too. Make no mistake with David Fincher!

Kev

Report: David Fincher to direct, “Facebook – The Movie”…

David Fincher is in talks to direct, “Facebook – The Movie”, a film that will focus on the beggining of the social networking website. The film will actually be titled, “The Social Network”.

Variety Reports:

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118005289.html?categoryid=13&cs=1

The film will probably have Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook creator in the film played by a different actor.

Here is Mark here:

Mark is just a young kid, in his late 20’s I believe. So a young actor would have to play him.

Fincher would probably go for Jake Gyllenhaal to play him. Fincher already worked with Gyllenhaal once in “Zodiac”, I’ll bet your money he’ll get Jake for this too.

What’s next? Will Hollywood do a movie on “Myspace” and “Twitter”?

Kev

Report: David Fincher’s “Heavy Metal” shot down by Paramount…

Paramount studios  just ditched David Fincher’s “Heavy Metal” film adapted from the popular adult fantasy comic, a magazine where you can buy at newstands everywhere. Fincher was set to produce the film and to direct one of the stories. Paramount turned down the offer to get the film made because they felt the content was too risque for mainstream audiences, probably due to it’s controversial violence and sexual content.

More on it here:

http://hollywoodinsider.ew.com/2008/07/david-fincher.html

That article called Fincher’s film a “remake”, it is not. The new “Heavy Metal” film will feature new stories so it will be different than the 1981 film. If you read earlier articles about Fincher’s “Heavy Metal”, they all said it wasn’t a remake.

It’s no surprise to me that Paramount wouldn’t do this. I don’t think any major movie studios would do this, Warner Bros. would probably turn it down too.

I would say either Lionsgate or Nu Image/Millenium would be the most likely studios that would be willing to do this film.

Kev

Report: David Fincher to make “Heavy Metal” animated movie…

 

Paramount Pictures has signed David Fincher to direct “Heavy Metal”, an animated movie which will be adapted from the magazine that you buy from your local newstands. “Heavy Metal” is a fantasy epic comic book that has dark, violent, and very sexual storylines. The comics were known to have lots of nudity. Basically, a magazine comic made directily for adults. Publisher and founder of “Heavy Metal” magazine Leonard Mogel started the company back in 1977. The company has been here with us for a little over 30 years and still going strong to this very day.

The animated film “Heavy Metal” will include 8 or 9 different segments or different stories, David Fincher is signed to direct one of the segments, not the entire film. Considering the film will be adapted from the “Heavy Metal” comic, it will have an R rating because of it’s violent and sexual content. Paramount Pictures will start searching for other directors for the other segments shortly.

Variety reports:

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117982413.html?categoryid=13&cs=1

If this animated movie will be a big success, hopefully they can make a live action version of “Heavy Metal” comics.

I was a fan of the “Heavy Metal” comics, I used to read ’em and buy ’em all the time. They used to be my favorite to read.

Kev