But at the same time the Winklevoss twins aren't going to be content for the rest of their lives . . .
They clearly aren't going to because they can't get this out of their teeth. It's not about the money for them. What they want is satisfaction.
You've said that your heroes want to be a part of something, but they also feel better than what they want to be a part of.
Yeah, and you can find that DNA going through the blogosphere. It's a lot of people who were left out and a lot of people who have an inferiority complex. "Oh, those stupid idiots at Google," "Oh, those fuckin' idiots who do this" – everybody is stupid, everybody is a stupid douche bag. And these people, you'll see the same username come up every five, ten posts. This is how they communicate, often times under the cover of anonymity. There is more over-the-top rage about nothing on the internet than anywhere. This thing — social networking, and obviously Facebook is the king of that — which was meant to connect all of us and bring us closer together, I don't think it's done that. I think it's done the opposite. I think we're now by ourselves, inventing new identities, performing for each other. I think it's an insincere form of connection. But, let me quickly add that that is an opinion that has absolutely nothing to do with the movie. You can love Facebook, hate Facebook, never have heard of Facebook, be indifferent to Facebook, and that will not affect your enjoyment of the movie anymore than being a fan of bank robberies is going to affect your enjoyment of The Town.
It's interesting you bring up anger, though, because that seems to be a predominant mode of the movie.
Somebody dubbed it Five Angry Men. However, when we are in present day – and by present day I mean 2006-2007 in those deposition scenes – we're actually seeing a more mature Mark Zuckerberg who's had some time to think and some introspection. And that's how we get moments of – Rashida Jones says, "You must really hate the Winklevosses." And he says, "I don't hate anybody. The Winklevi aren't suing me for intellectual property theft; they're suing me because for the first time in their lives, the world didn't work the way it was supposed to for them." Now, there's a lot of anger in that statement. He's talking about the entitlement of the WASP world; imagine JFK Jr. if he was six-foot-five and there were two of him. Of that kind of world. These two guys who have never had trouble talking to a girl in their lives; they've led a life the opposite of Mark's. But he's doing it calmly and actually in a way I understand. If that were a post on the internet, if that same sentiment were expressed in a post, it would be: "These two douchebags don't know anything." And it would utterly disregard their accomplishments, that to carry a 3.9 at Harvard you can't be an idiot, that to row for Harvard you can't be an idiot, that to row on the U.S. Olympic team – that means we're talking about two guys who have worked hard their whole lives, and the crime they committed is that their father has a lot of money, and some kind of good-looking gene is running through their DNA. That's the crime they committed: looking better than you. You're not superior to them; you're inferior. But it's not them doing that to you; you're doing it to yourself.
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