The premise for "The Social Network" sounded totally lame to me. And yet, now that I finally watched it I must admit, it was an extremely well done and fascinating film (that wasn't really about FaceBook or a "Social Network" at all.) The skill in telling that story makes me think Sorkin could take the boring sounding premise described in this posting and make another fascinating film (although it may not really illuminate historical truth about Apple and Jobs, just as "The Social Network" may be fascinating, but of unknown historical veracity regarding it's characters.)
Sorkin's a latter-day tragedian, not a documentarian.
The script, while entirely fanciful in its depiction of the conversations that may or may not have occurred, provided a spine for the work of David Fincher as director. I have generally liked Fincher's movies, but the 10,000 words per minute speaking style was a blatant sign it was written by Sorkin.
Edited by SpamSandwich - 11/25/12 at 1:52pm