A movie that explains the high technique of the movie "Social Network" depicting the creation of Facebook
YouTube channel to analyze screenplay techniques in movies "Lessons from the Screenplay (LFTS)」, But founder of FacebookMark · ザ ッ カ ー バ ー グMovie with the main character "Social network"I wrote the scriptAaron SokinWe explain the reason why "social network" is highly appreciated, including three advanced techniques, in three parts.
The Social Network - Sorkin, Structure, and Collaboration
It is said that there was a lot of desire that "social network" should be taken up. Aaron Sawkin's technique is eye-catching and LFTS says that it is natural to have many requests.
The fastest feature of such unseen features is in a fast dialogue.
Sawkin, who did not understand what kind of story has been developed on the stage although he was taken to the theater frequently to his parents when he was young, said, "I enjoyed the dialogue like music" It is.
One of the techniques for drawing dialogue is "overlapping dialogue" expressing rhythm and energy by using overlapping dialogue.
A mark which makes tone become strong in a dispute.
I try to block the words to calm the mark ... ...
Mark to strengthen the tone further to suppress that voice. Here, I emphasize that the energy of feeling will rise with gun by superimposing dialogue.
An important technique of another dialogue is "misunderstanding".
Mark to ask "Who are you?"
The woman nominated Marilyn · Delpy and says to condemn "I should have introduced myself already".
What I wanted to hear was "what kind of work do you do?", But Marilyn received a question straight and answered his name.
Marilyn tells her profile again. By making the question "misunderstood" in this conversation, I draw the process of "the character tells the viewer the name and profile" as a natural scene. As you can see, "misunderstanding" is skillfully used as a technique to make explaining zebras more natural.
Besides that, we can make the scene more attractive by "misunderstanding". "Different trains of thought" is one of those techniques and pulls the audience to the thinking not only the surface of the dialogue but also the speed of thought of each other like a train of a different type.
A characteristic scene is in the conversation about the statistic of introducing "social network", "the number of Chinese with genius IQ is more than the total population in America".
Erika is listening thinking that Mark is talking about China
But Mark's thinking goes ahead somewhere, and under the theme of "How can I become a protruding entity" under the theme of "SAT (academic achievement examination) as 1600 points (full marks) are taken by all, how did it prove Will you talk to Erika? "
Erica who thinks Mark is talking about China returns that he did not know that you are taking the SAT in China. But for Mark, the talk of China was a story that ended long ago. Finally Erika will catch up with the thought that it is "Mark's SAT's story."
After that Mark's thinking continues running with super express, Erica's question is ignored. Erika finally gives up understanding once and the conversation finally matches with the topic of "final club" that he knew it was in Mark's idea. In this series of conversations, it is important that the mark is excellent enough to get full marks in the exam, what wants to enter "final club", what it wants to become a citizen of surroundings, and Erica is sincere and patient I explain it to the audience in a form.
At the same time, it represents the character "Mark can not engage well with others". "Misunderstanding" techniques make it possible to explain the characteristics of marks that are greatly related both to the subject of the work at the beginning, while explaining the personality naturally in a dialogue with good rhythm.
"Structure" is introduced as a feature of Sokin following "dialoge (dialogue)".
According to LFTS, Sawkin's career began with a playwright, so the initial work was a narrative structure connected by a single line, but when he was involved in a television program he took in a nonlinear structure that is not linear Thing.
An example of such a nonlinear structure of Sokin is the technique of "flashback". Although the story proceeds linearly, the time under construction flies and the scene of the future is inserted in the middle.
By jumping to scenes that have broken down from depictions of good relationships as friends, we are emphasizing the meaning of each scene. In this structure, the dialogue that "Ehuardo's no longer" is a close friend "strengthens past friendship with Mark and also draws out the present frustration.
Moreover, the meaning of "dramatic question" is changed by the structure that the story does not progress linearly. Since "social network" is a story about Facebook, viewers already know that the mark is successful.
Therefore, a serious question in the play is not to ask the fact "what will happen", but it will focus on the situation and emotion "how it will happen".
By using a narrative structure that is not a simple straight line, it is shown that it is not a story of "Facebook company" but a story of "relationship between Mark and Eduardo".
The last thing mentioned at the end as a wonderful point of "social network" is the importance of "collaboration". Although many of Sokin's works are highly evaluated, there are also works that are not well appreciated.
LFTS notes that director David Fincher skillfully makes Sokin's words "cinematic".
One example of this is a screen expression where several cuts are used in a short conversation. It expresses by the speedy screen change that the two people who are talking are running on different trains of thought. You can visually understand that the conversation is not engaged.
As an important element of "collaboration", I also mention the performance of the performers. Sawkin's dialogue is fast and it's very difficult to play, as thoughts are running on each one. In addition, Sokin emphasizes "wording" such as "......", so actors need to express this naturally.
At the end of the video at LFTS, I acknowledge that the collaboration between Sokin and Finchher in "Social Network" has been as great as ever. Even though Sorkin wrote a screenplay with skillful technique, it is never a masterpiece created by it alone, and again it emphasizes the importance of "collaboration" that experts are gathered only after gathered.