A college campus. It’s late. The sky is pitch black. There’s people, walking, standing, in groups, pairs or alone. They’re happy. There’s noise. Lots of noise, both distant and close. But you take this image, and you focus in on one, lone person, making their way through all of this, with their head down. And despite the noise, there’s ambience. Despite the happiness, there’s an unspoken sadness. And you take this image, and you add those certain six notes, and all of a sudden you’ve summed up a whole generation of people.
And that’s the power of The Social Network.