It’s been almost ten years since the Social Network, directed by David Fincher, was released and many people have been calling for a sequel.
To say a lot has happened with Facebook in the last ten years would be an understatement. Love Facebook or hate Facebook, it has become a dominating force in our lives and society. It has suffered more then a few scandals including the Russian meddling during the last U.S election ad of course the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
It seems that many of the people who brought the film to life including Aaron Sorkin, the writer, Scott Rudin, the producer, and Jesse Eisenberg, who played Mark Zuckerberg are eager to continue the story.
Since the film, Sorkin created The Newsroom, starring Jeff Daniels, a series that charts the events at an idealistic news station, so he'd probably have a blast chronicling Facebook's uneasy ties with the press. Director David Fincher has meanwhile been churning out shows for Netflix, most recently Mindhunter.
Though another Facebook movie is far from confirmed – Sorkin has yet to write a script –f it seems the pieces are falling into place nicely. The big unknown, it seems, is David Fincher himself and whether he wishes to do a sequel.
The Social Network was a critical and commercial smash that raked in over $224 million worldwide and snagged three Oscars, including a Best Adapted Screenplay.
Have you ever wondered why there is so much public mourning for celebrity deaths? Perhaps you’ve wondered what the fuss is about. The recent deaths of Jerry Stiller, Fred Willard and Ken Osmand have caused massive outpouring of grief, even though we have likely never met them or knew them.
Many people still remember where they were when they learned that Princess Diana, Carrie Fisher, Heath Ledger, or Robin Williams died. Some can recount years, if not decades, later what they were doing. This is especially astonishing when most of us couldn’t remember what we did last weekend, let alone a year ago.
Why do these people hold meaning and, just as importantly, why do we feel so sad when they pass away? Is it just some pathetic illusion that we were closer to these celebrities than we actually were? Or does it mean that our lives are so empty and meaningless that we have to feel close to these celebrities in order to bring a sense of purpose to our lives?
While it may seem that way for some, it’s not the case at all.
Here are some reasons why we feel so connected famous people and why we feel so sad when they are gone.
Collective Mourning Connects Us To A Larger Community.
Collective mourning over a celebrity such as posting on Facebook, attending a candlelight vigil, or talking about it with some friends is relatively common. Communicating about whatever made that celebrity famous – whether it was songs, films, or a sports match – allows us to relive those moments and share them with others because our cultural tastes often reflect our values and worldviews.
Collective mourning reminds us that we’re part of a particular generation, whether Baby Boomers, Gen X, or Millennials, and helps us to celebrate the cultural touchstones that define our particular age. For example, Baby Boomers might react more to Elvis Presley’s or David Bowie’s death than they would Kurt Cobain.
Tom Cruise might be the first celebrity to shoot an action movie in space, aboard the International Space Station.
Recently, NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine announced that the organization will be collaborating with Cruise on a movie. There are rumours that Elon Musk’s Space X will also be involved.
While all parties aren’t saying much, what we do know is that it’s not a sequel to the Mission Impossible franchise (although that would be cool) and no studio has stepped up to the plate to back this film – yet.
While discussions are likely in their early stages, the budget will blow anything previously filmed out of this world (yes, I went there.) Previously The Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides holds the title for most expensive film ever made at $379 million.
If you add up the space travel and Cruise’s usual fee, plus all the special effects, it will probably end up costing somewhere in the billions. For example, one seat alone on SpaceX costs around $52 million.
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