Imagine the 'The Social Network' directed by Wes Anderson or Michael Bay

Here’s an interesting question: what would The Social Network be like in the hands of a director not named David Fincher? In this 3 minute short (which you can see below), the good folks at CollegeHumor dare to imagine the Facebook movie as told by six different directors: Wes Anderson, Michael Bay, Christopher Guest, Quentin Tarantino, Guillermo del Toro, and Frank Capra.

It’s a clever idea, and a couple of these are perfectly executed. The details alone in The Royal Tenenbaums-like version, from the solemn voiceover to the twee wallpaper, deserve praise,  and we do believe a Michael Bay movie wouldn’t be complete without the line, “If you don’t make everyone in the world web friends, the internet will stop spinning.” We may have been less enthused by the Christopher Guest and Frank Capra ones  (maybe because just the idea of Jimmy Stewart  talking in Facebook-speak is enough to make our brain go boom), but overall this sly spoof is worth a look. That said, we’d have to agree with the site’s own assessment: “Thought [The Social Network] couldn’t get any better? You were right.”

What do you guys think? Which of these directorial imaginings is your favorite?

http://www.youtube.com/v/kJQWNpNJbU4&rel=1&fs=1&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1

More ‘Social Network’:
EW Review: ‘The Social Network’
Dave Karger: Can ‘The Social Network’ snag three Best Supporting Actor nods?
Dave Karger’s video chat with ‘Social Network’ stars and screenwriter

Comments (8 total) Add your comment
  • Ryan

    You gotta love College Humor and their spot on videos!

  • tracy bluth

    This is the most amazingly accurate video ever.
    I’m pretty sure Michael Bay is now planning to direct his version of The Social Network…IN 3D!

  • Sarah

    Haha! That’s pretty funny.

  • Nerwen Aldarion

    I think my favorite is the Guillermo del Toro one… “PORQUEEEE?!!!”

  • alex

    um.. amazing. the wes anderson and guillermo del toro ones were perfection.

  • Jake

    Wes Anderson was spot on, but they are all very funny.

  • dlauthor

    You know it was a happy day for whoever came up with the “Facebook” character in the Del Toro one. And I love the damn-the-continuity hair flipping in the Bay one.

  • viviennewestwood

    Thanks for interesting blog post. You guys are always provide information that it makes it impossible not to want to buy your next product ;I cant wait to see what you guys come up with based on all your research and data that you gather.

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