I am not sure if I am remembering a different scene, as it has been a while since I watched the movie, but I thought it was an Operating Systems lecture (CS 161. Operating Systems). I searched for Operating Systems lecture and The Social Network, and came across a blog by the lecturer who was portrayed in the film.
It sounds like the right scene.
I had always thought that referred to Natalie Portman who graduated from Harvard in 2003 around the time that The Social Network was to have taken place.
Out of the list on Wikipedia (which is certainly by no means authoritative or exhaustive), she's the only actor/actress that would fit that time frame.
The existance of www.ericaalbright.com not withstanding, the name of the girl portrayed as "Erica Albright" in the film was certainly not "Erica Albright". Sorkin basically admits to this in a few interviews, where he claims to have changed three specific names and that Erica's was one of those. The person who most fits that character's depiction is a girl ...
You need to go through the entire conversation.
Mark: The Phoenix is the most diverse. The Fly Club, Roosevelt
punched the Porc
Erica: Which one?
Mark: The Porcellian, the Porc, it’s the best of the best
Erica: Which Roosevelt?
The Porcellian Club is a "final club" at Harvard and is also known as the "Porc". Punch ...
The ending depicts Mark's loneliness. He has given a website to the world which helps them connect to friends, but he himself is without any friends. At the end we see that he still hasn't forgotten his old girlfriend as he sends her friend request & refreshes the page continually to see when is it accepted. We see mark's desperation to make a connection....
In some ways, asking "what's the reason for this" might be a non-starter of a question, because the ultimate reason for why any movie is made is that a producer thinks it's a good idea. And certainly, the fact that Facebook was made open to everyone late in 2006 makes it seem like the time frame is pretty compressed to get the movie out, but it's important ...
Having inside-depth knowledge nor references, I do not think the opening scene is intended to be humorous. To my opinion, the opening sequence serves foremost as an introduction to Mark's character and his intelligence, but at secondary level as a preview to the audience to what is be expected, namely the rapid pace of conversation and mind-switching. It is ...
Facebook in the early days was designed to be a website of privilege, where only Harvard students with a harvard.edu email address could get in. Mark wanted to get students of influence onto Facebook to help create the feeling of exclusiveness that the website was offering. So inviting members of the Phoenix club would mean that Phoenix club members would be ...
Should have googled properly before posting the question. As it turns out, the creative decision was actually a workaround to a date problem. Fincher actually wanted to shoot the whole scene in Henley Royal Regatta but it was available for a very limited time.
So Fincher decided to shoot the closeups in Eaton on a man made lake which didn’t look anything ...
EricaAlbright.com is a hoax web site. It is just someone trying to get attention on the Internet with a "famous" name. Erica Albright is a fictitious person created for the sake of drama, because movies need a romantic plot to make them more interesting to some audience.
...By the way, everything on this website is ...
According to this blog post by the professor who is depicted in that scene:
in fact there is a scene where I'm shown teaching the Operating Systems course (in a commanding performance by Brian Palermo -- my next choice was Brad Pitt, but I'm thrilled that Brian was available for the role). The scene even shows my actual lecture notes on virtual memory. Of ...
If you mean if Mark with all his current might, money and status suspects to be able to turn Erica around on that point, then I think no, he does not believe that. He knows she is far too honest. However, I do think that he sincerely believes Erica still being capable of becoming friends with him, whether she changed her opinion or not.
I must admit the ...
I think the key point of that scene is to demonstrate that Mark's knowledge vis-à-vis computers and programming was leaps and bounds ahead of his peers. (Mark did, in fact, start programming at a relatively young age, and excelled in science and math in school.)
From the words of Adam D'Angelo:
The movie was largely based on Eduardo Saverin's account of early
Facebook history. I never met him, and I only really got involved in
Facebook in 2005, about a year after he had stopped working for the
There is a famous poem by Lewis Caroll called "Jabberwocky", which the e-mail adress Jabberwock12.listservharvard@edu seems to be referencing.
EDIT: As to the updated question, Mark is mocking them because to him those guys seem to pretend being sophisticated and literary by chosing this poem as e-mail adress. But it is actually a very famous poem, which is ...
He doesn’t. He says he does, but he doesn’t.
The Facebook, when launched, did have a requirement, “You must have a harvard.edu address to register” but it would become more about who you know - just like college cliques. (The exclusivity just to Harvard.edu idea was the Harvard Connection site planned by the Winklevoss concern, and ill advisedly handed ...
Perhaps it's because the breakup was one of the first things Mark blogged about, and it was only later in the night that he blogged about how he was creating Face Mash.
So if Eduardo had only seen his first posts before heading to his dorm he may have been unaware of Mark's hacking later.
Yes, these particular actions give more insight in his character. But it is only character development in the perspective of the audience. Those actions do not seem to be part of his own character development: after this class, I think he still is who he was.
I do think the scene is intended to be humorous. Not only humorous - its real purpose is to give us a brilliantly succinct introduction into Mark, his personality and the factors that motivate him throughout the rest of the film - but it's definitely funny for two main reasons:
There are just some flat-out funny lines, like when Erica tells Mark "[I can't ...
Eduardo Saverin: Jabberwock12.listservharvard@edu.
"Jabberwocky" is a nonsense poem written by Lewis Carroll in his 1871 novel Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There, a sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The book tells of Alice's adventures within the back-to-front world of a looking glass.
"Jabberwocky" is ...
You can find your answer on ericaalbright.com:
I know that Mark has another girlfriend and the two of them seem very happy together. I’ve actually met her a few times when Mark and I were dating and she’s very nice. But since “The Social Network” came out, people are still asking me if him and I are going to get back together. So for once and for all, I’m ...
He falls asleep in a business meeting with a venture capitalist. IIRC, it was the first meeting that Eduardo set up, and it's set up in a flashback where he says something like, "He came, but I wish he stayed home."
He walks out of a class after being handed a note from a girl that said, "u dick". It's on his way out of that classroom, after being ...
Here is the script from the movie: (Source)
What’s going on?
Perfect timing. Eduardo’s here and he’s going to have the key ingredient.
You and Erica split up?
How did you know that?
It’s on your blog.
Emphasised how Eduardo ...
While not having any background information if she really existed in the way written in the movie/book or how his relationship with Priscilla actually was, I'll attempt an answer based on mere reason.
I'd say his relationship to Priscilla maybe didn't provide the same conflicts as his (maybe fictitious) relationship with Erica. While it would be wrong to ...
It doesn't look like there's any overlap between the Moneyball and The Social Network soundtracks (according to IMDB and What-song). They were composed by different people (Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross for The Social Network and Mychael Danna for Moneyball) and don't share any non-original music. I would guess you're thinking of either Intriguing ...
As we already know that 'The Social Network' was based on a book called 'The Accidental Billionaires' by Ben Mezrich. Now if you check the wikipedia entry it tells us something about the production.
Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin said, "What attracted me to [the film
project] had nothing to do with Facebook. The invention itself is as
modern as it gets, ...