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The King’s Speech vs. The Social Network

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In 2010 the Academy Awards gave its best picture award to a film called The King’s Speech directed by Tom Hooper and written by David Seidler. It was a well written and executed film however there was another film that should have won instead of The King’s Speech. That film was called The Social Network directed by the revered David Fincher and written by Aaron Sorkin. The film starred Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, and Justin Timberlake. It was adapted from a book called “The Accidental Billionaires” written by Ben Mezrich in 2009. The Social Network focuses on the foundation of the social network website Facebook. The film’s main story begins with Mark Zuckerberg being dumped by his girlfriend which starts a chain of events leading to a website that rates girls. The website’s popularity results in the crashing of the Harvard network and gets Mark noticed by the Winkle Voss twins. The twins recruit Mark to create a website called the Harvard Connection. Little did they know the twins planted a seed, Mark secretly began bringing the idea of Facebook to life. Mark got the funding for the website from his best friend Eduardo Saverin, the co-founder of Facebook. Both began working on the site and expanded it to include other universities. After the initial success of the website, Mark and Eduardo decided to look for other investor where they meet the Napster co-founder Sean Parker. Later in the movie, a bombshell is dropped on Eduardo; his share of the company is dropped from 34% to .03%. The remainder of the movie is centered on Mark being sued by Eduardo and the Winkle Voss twins. The issue is resolved by Mark paying both parties. Though The King’s Speech was awarded best picture for its director and screen play, The Social ...

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...l network help bring the emotion of the actor and help tell the story in a brilliant ways. Third the scoring of the Social Network was original and with the help of editing made this movie one of the best in 2010. Also to note The Social network won many awards thanks to these key areas some of the awards were Academy Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score, and Best Film Editing just to name a few.

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