Aaron Sorkin’s “take on Facebook with The Social Network has made plenty of folks unhappy,” Steve Rosenbaum writes for The Huffington Post. “It isn’t a documentary, for sure, and there are plenty of things that aren’t true. But the overriding story of the emergence of social media, the power of Facebook, and the human nature of the people behind the emergence of the web certainly rang true.”

The Social Network was both inspirational and cautionary. Sorkin’s voice rang true,” Rosenbaum writes. “Moneyball was another crisp, taught, smart film from Sorkin. Peeling the cover off the new game of baseball and data. A gripping script for sports fans and geeks alike… There are some other Sorkin projects in the works that align with my life. There’s a rumored musical based on the life of Harry Houdini with music by Danny Elfman. My fingers are crossed for that — though he currently says he’s out of that project.”

“But the surprise in all this — and the one that has me on the edge of my seat — is the upcoming film Jobs [sic] based on the biography by Walter Isaacson,” Rosenbaum writes. “With Steve Jobs now gone, and his once fledgling company now a powerful and important world force — in some strange way I’m hoping that Sorkin’s take on Jobs will clarify his complexity, replace a golden halo and cult personality with a more nuanced and complex telling of just what he envisioned and what he build. Sorkin knows it’s no easy task. ”

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