Zuckerberg thinks Social Network is Hollywood
Mark Zuckerberg, you know the guy who created Facebook and according to The Social Network trailers, might have had a little help, has talked about how he feels about the film and he's rather gracious about it, although he's not entertaining it.
In an interview on the Oprah show discussing how he's helping fund schools to educate children because the government can't, or won't, and he's asked a few questions about his own life, including what he thinks of the film about the formation of Facebook and the controversy surrounding it.
The Social Network tells the story of the founding of Facebook, those involved, and those that think they should have been more involved than they were. It all seems very dramatic so far and the word is that the film is going to be rather tense and thrilling, something that Mark Zuckerberg doesn't agree with, well when it comes to the life he remembers.
Speaking on the Oprah Winfrey show found through JoBlo he responded to a rather oddly worded question from Winfrey, rather than ask him what he thought about the film she said to the audience, just after they announced he was giving US $100 million to schools to educate children:
"Some people are going to be criticising the timing of Mark's announcement because we know that there is an unauthorised movie that's coming out about Mark and Facebook, so what did you want to say about that?"
A rather strange smile from Winfrey, turn to Zuckerberg, who then says:
"Oh, well, I mean, it's a movie, it's fun, you know what I mean, it's um...you know it's, a lot of it is fiction but I mean even the film-makers will say that, I mean, they're trying to build a good story, and you know I'm not going to promise you, this is my life so I know it's not that dramatic."
Big laughs from everyone at this point, and he goes on.
"The last six years have been a lot of coding, and focus and hard work, but you know maybe it would be fun to remember it as partying and all this crazy drama so who knows, maybe it'll be an interesting story."
Zuckerberg laughs and immediately Winfrey moves back to the story in hand, the one about his donation to schools.
It does sound rather odd, and the way it's worded it's as though Zuckerberg himself wanted to make a statement himself about the show while everyone else is focused on the donation and the schools. I don't know about you but it feels very forced into the whole piece.
You can see the announcement below, the statement about The Social Network kicks in about four minutes and lasts until four minutes forty seconds.