Adapted from David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas, the Wachowskis (The Matrix Trilogy) and Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run) have brought six inter-connected tales spanning across a fictional history of Mankind into the big screen. Even the story behind how the directors convinced Mitchell to take the book to screen has been a long and enduring journey.
Yesterday, I managed to catch one of the most anticipated films in the tech sector, “The Social Network“. It was a sneak preview and the movie is officially out next week in Singapore. With a script written by one of my favourite writers, Aaron Sorkin (with claims to fame from “The West Wing”, “A Few Good Men” & “Studio 60 on a Sunset Strip fame”), I know that I am not going to be disappointed by “The Social Network”. The movie is set on the book “The Accidental Billionaires” by Ben Mezrich which described the controversial beginning of the company, Facebook and her founders, Mark Zuckerberg and Eduardo Saverin (with little emphasis on the other two founders Chris Hughes and Dustin Moskovitz. Here are some thoughts which I have gathered after watching the movie. [Read more...]