“So a lot of people have taken umbrage with this notion that we’ve hyperbolized the Phoenix Club party. And in my research — and the people that I talk to — yeah, it’s slightly sexed up, in that we are making a movie about it, and it does have to open on a Friday night. But the actual pharmaceuticals that are being distributed, and the verve with which they are partaken of — in my understanding, in the people that I talk to — I don’t think it’s hyperbolized at all. We are making a point here because it’s an omniscient point of view. It’s a party that has to be subjectively channeled through the people who are not invited. And the bus is not something that we made up, that’s something that actually exists, and there are girls who do get bused in; and I’m not sure that they’re in this good of shape, and I’m not so sure that they are this apt to disrobe. But in my understanding, we’re not that far off.” —David Fincher in The Social Network director’s commentary, on whether his portrayal of Harvard parties as being full of drugs and hot girls stripping is accurate.
“I wrote the necrophilia line, just because I like to get the word ‘necrophilia’ into PG-13 movies whenever possible — I think it’s one of those things where you sort of owe it to yourself as a filmmaker and as a content provider.” —David Fincher in The Social Network director’s commentary
“I almost killed Max Minghella on this shot. I had no idea he had been smoking as much as he had been and so we did like 16 takes of him running across the bridge — and he spent the rest of the morning vomiting.” —David Fincher in The Social Network director’s commentary
“I, for one, welcome our new computer overlords.” —Ken Jennings, after losing the final Jeopardy! round to supercomputer Watson.