Saw The Social Network last night. Loved it. Watch the trailer…
1. In the universe that this movie creates, girls exist to have sex with and humiliate you and to be insane and to be efficient interns (who you have sex with).
2. A lot has been said about the culture of Ivy League schools, and yeah, I get it, they’re different. Probably nothing like any of the Australian universities I’ve been to. But this film really brought home just how different the culture really is. It is an entirely different universe to the mainstream Australian university student universe (even at the most elite Australian universities).
I think it’s the absolute confidence that they are all destined for greatness. Greatness isn’t a possibility, it’s an inevitability. I know some pretty confident people and I know some people who think they have been put on this earth to achieve something special, but everyone I’ve ever met seems positively humble compared to the vibe this movie projected. Maybe it’s a fiction and Aaron Sorkin got it wrong, but I don’t think so.