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cultural vandal | by maryann johanson

so much for “write what you know”

Aaron Sorkin is writing a movie about Facebook. What’s it going to be about? Well, he doesn’t even know yet, because he has no idea what Facebook is. As seen in the Guardian:

“I’ve just agreed to write a movie for Sony and producer Scott Rudin about how Facebook was invented,” Sorkin wrote in his introduction on the group page.

“I figured a good first step in my preparation would be finding out what Facebook is, so I’ve started this page. (Actually it was started by my researcher, Ian Reichbach, because my grandmother has more Internet savvy than I do and she’s been dead for 33 years.)”

In answer to a question about the proposed Facebook project, he said: “I honestly don’t know how I’m going to write the movie yet.”

How awesome must it be to be Aaron Sorkin? You can approach a multibillion-dollar corporation and say, “Hey, I don’t know a damn thing about this stuff, but I’d like to make a movie about it,” and they throw money at you. Amazing.



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