According to the two front-runners for this year’s Best Picture Oscar, The King’s Speech and The Social Network, communication is not half the battle: it’s the entire war. These two very different seeming movies actually speak mounds about our fear to speak.
The Social Network is the more obvious with this, taking a dark, rapid-fire look into how one outcast started an online empire simply because he couldn’t fit into the real world. Mark Zuckerberg, as many may have noticed on his recent Saturday Night Live appearance, has trouble in real life. The way Jesse Eisenberg portrays him, his brain seems backed up because he can’t talk fast enough, emitting sentences in short, machine gun-like bursts.