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James Wallace

by: James Wallace
July 17th, 2010

Editor's Note: This was set to post yesterday but we just now got to it. Enjoy!

With the recent release of the trailer for David Fincher's THE SOCIAL NETWORK - which tells the story of the sordid rise of the online empire that is Facebook. If you haven't yet seen the trailer, you must. - I felt it fitting to bring you this short for today's edition of Found Film Friday.

Thousands upon thousands of people across the world log on to the ever popular social networking site everyday...but do we really know what we sign up for when we log in? And what is there to cause sordidness? It's a website...what controversy could there be? Well, multiple lawsuits for privacy infringement are a big one. But, honestly, it's an issue that fills the headlines frequently in relation to the site but how many people really know about it? Furthermore, how many people know about the true story behind Facebook's beginnings? I imagine the answer to that come October 1st will be "probably a lot more" with a director like David Fincher and a writer like Aaron Sorkin telling that story.

But until then, check this short film from Casey Neistat (HBO's The Neistat Brothers) touted as "A movie about Facebook" which the filmmaker made "after reading about facebook everyday in the news. A lot of what was said seemed like it would make more sense if explained in a little movie... so that's that."

For your viewing pleasure, I present to you your Found Film Friday for July 16, 2010 - A MOVIE FOR ANYONE ON FACEBOOK.

A Movie for Anyone On FaceBook from Casey Neistat on Vimeo.

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Found Film Friday is a weekly series inspired by the neat videos I sometimes come across in my frequent perusing of the Internets. Whether they be short films, fan-made movies, experimental films, music videos, comedic spoofs, cats playing Rush covers on a mini drum set, or anything else that does not fit into those categories, I enjoy the accessibility of interesting content the web provides in way of the moving image. And so, because I want to share these gems of video with you good people, I post a video of the week also known as Found Film Friday.

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