One of the best films ever made and the latest addition to the Oscar Award voting is The Social Network, the story of Facebook and how it’s effected the movie industry. Many Hollywood insiders have been saying that the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) will be next to go extinct and that movie reviews online will soon be nothing more than a memory.
With the release of The Social Network, we can start to see that change, though not as quickly as many critics predict.
This is mainly because of how the movie industry itself changed in response to the rise of social networks. The change was not simply a case of adapting to change, but a case of embracing and expanding upon the new tools.
In the past, the movie industry used to be very conservative and focused on releasing movies for a limited audience. As the Internet grew, so did the movie industry, but it took a bit of time to adjust to the changes, so the only way to do so was by developing new ways to share information, whether it was news or reviews.
The Social Network has managed to create an environment where people feel like they can be their own gatekeepers and give out positive feedback to the film industry, instead of simply basing their decisions solely on their own experiences. Many Hollywood insiders have been saying that it’s too soon for the internet to take over the industry, but there is no question that there are some big changes coming to the industry in the next few years.
It may be too early to say that The Social Network will turn the industry on its head,
but it does show that it’s possible to build a platform that can allow people to interact with one another in a positive way. People will be able to discuss their opinions, comments, and other information about the film industry, while also getting in touch with others to share their experiences. The Social Network is one of the first films to make this kind of use of the web, so we can expect the trend to continue to grow and adapt over time.
- One of the biggest changes The Social Network has created
- Is the way that social networks are being used to share information.
- Unlike the old days when people would just read a movie review online
today people are going further into the experience by reading the book and reviewing the film themselves. In fact, it’s almost become a sport in itself to read the book and then write a review about it based on that experience.
This kind of interaction within the movie industry will create a new type of relationship between consumers and filmmakers, where the public can see and speak to the people that make the movies they love. It’s interesting to note that it’s a common occurrence to see a movie review by a fan of the film who reads the book first and then writes an unbiased review based on his/her own experience. If it works, it’ll create a bond between fans and filmmakers that can’t be replicated any other place in the industry.
One thing that has been said about how The Social Network has changed the movie industry is that it’s changed the way we watch the movies. People are getting more involved and connecting with the actors and directors through their social networks. These connections have the potential to lead to a greater appreciation for the work that has been put forth in the film, even if it wasn’t received favorably at first.