The Social Network - Designing Dialogue

How necessary is dialogue? In this video essay, Channel Criswell discusses the purpose of dialogue, analyzing the opening scene of David Fincher’s The Social Network, written by Aaron Sorkin, to illustrate how can be used to reveal character and create mounting drama that builds until the scene ends.

Video Essay by: Channel Criswell

How to Write Dialogue: Character & Story


David Fincher

The Social Network