As consumers of media in all forms, and as media analysts and producers, it's worthwhile to consider why "The Social Network" hasn't had more viewers in the class. What might explain the lack of enthusiasm for seeing the movie about the creation of a phenomenon that has changed the way people interact?
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
ENM at the Movies
My poll from yesterday shows that only one of us has seen two of the Oscar-nominated movies in the best film category. "Winter's Bone" and "The Kids are All Right" got only one viewer in the class, and "The King's Speech" and "127 Hours" got none. Of course, the latter film has only just opened, so most of us haven't had a chance to see it. But "The King's Speech" opened on December 10, 2010, almost two months ago. The most watched film is probably also the most hyped (and with the most special-effects)--"Inception," with 6 of 9 voters having seen it. Other popular films include "Toy Story 3," which is not just for the kids, and "True Grit," which is a truly adult offering, with each getting five votes.