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Opening Night – Jesse Eisenberg Believes Universal Themes Drive The Social Network

“Get it in writing.” That’s the cautionary tale at the heart of the story scripted by Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing) in The Social Network. Directed by David Fincher (Fight Club, Zodiac), the ensemble drama starring Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, and Justin Timberlake centers on the conflicting stories behind the creation of social-networking giant Facebook.

Even though the film’s title graphic is identical in style to Facebook’s logo and the promotional trailer is peppered with shots of online profiles, the nuts and bolts of creating the site take a (very far) backseat to the more drama-friendly universal themes: friendship, connection, loyalty, love, revenge, and ambition.

In our AMC News interview at the tony Harvard Club in New York City, correspondent Jacob Soboroff talked with Eisenberg and the cast of the film about how those themes intertwine to drive the story.

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