The Facebook Movie Facebook Feed: the story behind The Social Network.

Dubious and far-fetched ideas.
Oct. 5 2010 10:56 AM

The Facebook Movie Facebook Feed

The making of The Social Network.

Mark Zuckerberg created The Facebook.
Mark Zuckerberg created Profile pages.
Mark Zuckerberg created Walls and Groups.
Mark Zuckerberg is resting.
Mark Zuckerberg and Eduardo Saverin are no longer friends.
Eduardo Saverin posted a note on Ben Mezrich's Wall: "Book idea: Sex, money, Ivy League."
Ben Mezrich
Sold!
Eduardo Saverin posted a note on David Fincher's Wall: "Movie idea: Sex, money, Ivy League."
David Fincher
Meh.
Eduardo Saverin
… and a creepy megalomaniacal sociopath.
David Fincher
Sold!
David Fincher posted a note on Aaron Sorkin's Wall: "Let's make a movie about Facebook."
Aaron Sorkin
Love it. What's a Facebook?
Entertainment Weekly posted an article: "Facebook Movie in the Works."
MySpace
Why couldn't anyone sue us?
Aaron Sorkin posted a note: "The Social Network screenplay, first draft."
David Fincher
I'm a little concerned about accuracy. Did Zuckerberg really address a joint session of Congress?
Aaron Sorkin
I don't know that he didn't.
Aaron Sorkin posted a note: "The Social Network screenplay, second draft."
David Fincher
Come on dude. The old-money white-bread “Winklevoss” twins?
Aaron Sorkin
That's the one part I didn't make up.
David Fincher created the event Mark Zuckerberg Casting Call.
Bradley Whitford
Hey guys, I'm in!
Aaron Sorkin
Great!
David Fincher
Not sure how to put this...
Mark Zuckerberg tagged himself in a photo:
David Fincher
Yeah, sorry.
Eduardo Saverin tagged himself in a photo:
David Fincher
You got it.
Justin Timberlake was tagged in a video: Social Network audition.
David Fincher
Thanks Justin. You can stop popping and locking now.
Jesse Eisenberg has zero friends.
Aaron Sorkin
What happened?
Jesse Eisenberg
It's called method acting.
Justin Timberlake posted a note on Sean Parker's Wall: "Hey—we should hang out so I can get a feel for your character."
Sean Parker
Great! See you at 7:30.
Sean Parker posted a note on Justin Timberlake's Wall: "What the hell? You just came and stole my fucking iPod!"
Justin Timberlake
Kinda like Napster, right?
The Wall Street Journal posted an article: "Zuckerberg Gives $100 million to Newark Schools."
Corey Booker
Um, thanks, but these new computers can only access Facebook.
New York Magazine posted an article: "Sorkin Puts 'Truth' Above Facts."
Aaron Sorkin
Facts? You can't handle the facts!
Variety posted an article: "Social Network Tops Box Office With $23 Million."
Mark Zuckerberg
Congratulations. I'm worth 300 times that.
Aaron Sorkin added Justin Bieber and Smirnoff Ice to his Interests.
Aaron Sorkin
Hey, quit it Zuckerberg.
Aaron Sorkin poked himself.
Aaron Sorkin poked himself.

Christopher Beam is a writer living in Beijing.

Chris Wilson is a Slate contributor.

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