Sunday, November 28, 2010

Baby, you're a rich man


Just as David Fincher's masterpiece The Social Network is about to end, Jesse Eisenberg who plays Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, is seen making a last ditch attempt at sending a friend request to a girl who once dumped him. He continues to refresh the page to see whether she has accepted. Meanwhile, the subtitles state the post script of the film - what eventually happened to the characters involved in the lawsuit. And as the camera zooms closer to Zuckerberg's face, it finally rests close to him as the final subtitle states that he is the youngest billionaire in the world.

What makes this entire sequence top notch, is the addition of The Beatles' Baby you're a rich man in the background score. The lyrics are apt and the music, just perfect for a scene of this nature.

In this post, I reproduce the lyrics. Read them and mull over Zuckerberg's state of mind at the end of the film.

Baby, you're a rich man - The Beatles

How does it feel to be
One of the beautiful people?
Now that you know who you are
What do you want to be?

And have you travelled very far?
Far as the eye can see.
How does it feel to be
One of the beautiful people?

How often have you been there?
Often enough to know.
What did you see, when you were there?
Nothing that doesn't show.

Baby you're a rich man,
Baby you're a rich man,
Baby you're a rich man too.

You keep all your money in a big brown bag inside a zoo.
What a thing to do.

Baby you're a rich man,
Baby you're a rich man,
Baby you're a rich man too.

How does it feel to be
One of the beautiful people?
Tuned to a natural E
Happy to be that way.
Now that you've found another key
What are you going to play?

Baby you're a rich man,
Baby you're a rich man,
Baby you're a rich man too.

You keep all your money in a big brown bag inside a zoo.
What a thing to do.

Baby you're a rich man...

3 comments:

Meher....all out to explore..!! said...

I know and i love the scene too.Jesse Eisenberg is priceless in the scene.
And the beatles,well,what does one say here. =)

Anonymous said...

It's addictive isn't? The song that is. I couldn't help but laugh at the end. Irony is thy alternate name life. :)

IdeaSmith said...

Heh, for some reason, I thought the girl he sent a Friend request to, was the lawyer's assistant (who is also the last person to talk to him in the movie).