– The Social Network (2010) Movie
– Loner (Novel) — I did upload it to you.
– You (TV Show) First Episode.
Quiz: The Social Network, Loner, You, etc. 30 pts. 2-3 sentences. Skip 2 questions. (You can chose any two you want)
- The Social Network essentially begins and ends with Erika, although this relationship never happened in real life. Why do you think Sorkin added this to what was marketed as a â€œbiopicâ€?
- What is the advantage, as a writer, to pairing a normal douchebag kind of character with a really really terrible guy? For instance, Mark is obtuse, self-centered, and a misogynist, but Sean Parker is: a drug addict, a sexual assaulter, presumably into under-age girls, suffers from psychological issues such as paranoia and narcissism, etc. What effect does this character have on our perception of Mark?
- Loner is obsessed with being a literary text. It basically couldnâ€™t exist without some of the intertextual references it contains. Name 3 texts referenced in the novel and explain their thematic value. What is the #1 book that it references every time David starts writing in terrible purple, super-precocious prose?
- IMO, The Social Network is the best movie of the century. Research the director, screenwriter, and music guy (score guy?) and name 2 other things theyâ€™re involved in. Theyâ€™re all geniuses, and I donâ€™t toss that word around.
- According to Sorkinâ€™s screenplay, why did Mark invent Facebook? Hint: NOT to make money. Two options hereâ€¦.
- Why is it important that You is set in a bookstore? Like Loner, itâ€™s about reading, itâ€™s about pretending to be other peopleâ€¦.try to finish that thought I canâ€™t:)
- Grade David, Joe, and Mark from worst to not-worst as Toxic Masculinity people. Explain why.
- Once FB was launched and became popular, Eduardo and Mark conducted a sustained argument about whether they should start doing what with the website?
- Describe the point/thesis of Veronicaâ€™s paper/”study” on David and what her professor thought of it.
- Explain why nobody uses FB anymore but the stock is still through the roof. Hint: does FB own other companies?
- Type â€œsurveillance capitalismâ€ into duckduckgo.com and give me a brief sentence on what it denotes. Then describe what a search engine like DuckDuckGo is doing thatâ€™s in opposition to surveillance capitalism?
- Name 3 male characters in You that are very bad men. I think they are all introduced in the first episode you should have watched. Why is that show SURROUNDING Joe with nobody but terrible people, especially terrible male people?