With The Social Network, director David Fincher has produced what is arguably the most commercially accessible film of his career, and that's definitely not a bad thing. It's a movie about the founding of an online social network, yes, but it's also one about acceptance and wanting to achieve a new version of the "American Dream" that exists in a virtual world where ideas, dreams and friendships can be crushed with the simple click of a mouse.

From our recent review: "They'll call it a film that defines a generation, and it's hard to tell whether or not that's a good thing. With The Social Network, director David Fincher and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin turn some fairly dry, nerdy content about fairly dry, nerdy characters into one of the must-see films of the year, and they don't waste any time getting right to it. The film opens with what will go down as one of the great break-up scenes of all time, and from there Fincher rides Sorkin's hilariously addictive script like a wild bull at a rodeo. The Social Network will define a generation for a generation that couldn't care less about its generation, but it's as entertaining as anything you'll watch all year."

Following a recent screening of The Social Network, Cinematical was lucky enough to be able to send David Fincher a few questions via email. His answers were short and to the point, but Fincher has always been known as a somewhat elusive filmmaker who spends way more time engrossed in the art of filmmaking than he ever does actually discussing his work. Check out our Q&A after the jump ...
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The Social Network
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In 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer genius Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) begins work on a new... Read More