The Social Network
Last night I saw The Social Network, a semi-fiction take on the start of Facebook by Mark Zuckerberg, and now that I’ve learned, several others. This movie is nuts. The tension builds almost immediately and doesn’t stop until the movie does. Overall, I thought it was a good, entertaining movie with many surprises, but there was one sequence that stood out and that I enjoyed the most. The boat/crew race that the Winklevoss twins take part in in England was so beautifully done. It used depth of field to a great ability and something I don’t think I’ve ever seen in a feature-length movie before; tilt shift (example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyZfIlxwsfI). The effect makes a real-life scene appear miniature and characteristically has shallow depth of field. This combined with the vibrant colors and intensity of the scene itself (a close race to the finish) won me over almost immediately. If you haven’t seen this film yet you should definitely smoke up and go see it!