The Social Network - Exploring The Tragic Hero

In this video essay, Jack discusses why the lasting power of David Fincher’s and Aaron Sorkin’s The Social Network does not depend on the success or failure of Facebook. The film has already earned its place in the canon of great films, largely by virtue of its well-written characters. By analyzing Mark Zuckerberg’s character in the film and his relationship with those around him, Jack explores some of the techniques the filmmakers use to craft a compelling tragic hero.







David Fincher

The Social Network