Here we go again, friends: rewriting great Hollywood movies. We’re sharing with you 3 movies that would’ve looked differently with Escreo. This is Part II of our article series, so in case you missed Part I, check it out here.
The Social Network (2010)
You’ve probably watched (if not, shame on you) the movie telling the biggest social network story – Facebook. Written by the great screenplayer Aaron Sorkin, the movie is based on the 2009 book by Ben Mezrich: «The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal». It portrays not only the creation of Facebook, but also the lawsuits that followed.
Jesse Eisenberg takes the leading role of founder Mark Zuckerberg, along with Andrew Garfield as Eduardo Saverin, Justin Timberlake as Sean Parker, and Armie Hammer as brothers Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss.
If you’ve somehow missed all the drama around the early days of Facebook, here’s a short summary. Back in 2003, young Zuckerberg is dumped by his girlfriend Erica Albright. Returning to his Harvard dorm, Zuckerberg writes an insulting entry about Erica on his LiveJournal and creates a campus website called Facemash. To do that, Zuckerberg hacks the databases of various residence halls and downloads pictures and names of female students. Just in a few hours he creates Facemash.com, using his best friend Eduardo Saverin’s algorithm for ranking chess players. The site enables male students to vote for the prettier girl of two shown on the screen. Basically, «Hot or Not» kind of site.
In one of those scenes, Eduardo Saverin (played by Andrew Garfield) is about to show the chess players ranking algorithm to Mark. In a rush, he uses the window glass to write the algorithm down. Gasping in admiration, we thought it would’ve been easier to use an Escreo wall or table..!
The site traffic is so huge that it partially crashes Harvard’s computer network. The penalty: six months of academic probation for Zuckerberg. However, Facemash’s popularity gets the attention of older Harvard students, twin brothers Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, and their business partner Divya Narendra. They invite Mark Zuckerberg to work on their idea – Harvard Connection, a social network designed as a dating site, featuring exclusively Harvard students.
Mark agrees to work on the Winklevoss concept and, in the meantime, shares his own idea to his friend Eduardo Saverin. It’s about a new social network for Ivy League students only and it’s to be called “thefacebook”. Saverin is impressed and ready to invest $1000 as seed money. The website is soon released and quickly gains popularity. However, when the Winklevoss brothers learn about it, they accuse Zuckerberg of stealing their idea – Harvard Connection.
A curious fact: Mark buys the «thefacebook.com» domain in 2004, with Sean Parker (Napster co-founder) advising him to drop «the» part of the name.
Don’t miss your chance to learn the whole story that grossed $22.4 million and got 8 Academy Awards nominations, winning 3 of them: Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score, and Best Film Editing. «The Social Network» also won a couple of Golden Globes.
21 Jump Street (2012)
Now to something more casual and laid back: action comedy «21 Jump Street». An adaptation of the 1987 television series, the movie starred Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. Released in March 2012, it grossed $201 million and was followed by a sequel in 2014.
The plot introduces us to scholarly student Morton Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and popular underachieving jock Greg Jenko (Channing Tatum). It’s 2005 and they miss their school prom: Schmidt is rejected by his date and Jenko is banned for his low grades.
Seven years later, they meet at the Police Academy and become friends and partners on bicycle patrol. Assigned a new case, they have to investigate the spread of a synthetic drug called HFS (Holy F**king Shit) by infiltrating Sagan High School. They get new identities and both are enrolled as students. To maintain their cover, they are forced to take HFS in front of the dealer Eric – one of their classmates.
Once Jenko’s confidence is chemically boosted, he unleashes his garbled brilliance on a dry erase board and shouts «F**k you, science!» Such a huge dry-erase board (not a standard 180x120cm) can only be created with Escreo paint. That’s why we strongly advise the high schools to use Escreo for their walls: it will enable students to express their genius freely. Raise your hand if you agree!
Keep on watching to see how the awkward police duo finishes their mission. It has a 7.2/10 rating on IMDb!
School of Rock (2003)
Third movie, third new genre. «School of Rock» is a 2003 musical comedy featuring Jack Black and Joan Cusack. It grossed $131 million on a $35 million budget.
The plot opens with the «No Vacancy» rock band performing at a nightclub three weeks before auditioning for the «Battle of the Bands». It’s the sad day when the band guitarist Dewey Finn learns he has to move out from the apartment he shares with a couple… And when Dewey comes to rehearse with his band, he finds out he is replaced by another guitarist.
To pay his rent, Dewey partially sells his music equipment. Meanwhile, he receives a phone call from the Horace Green prep school principal, offering his ex-roommate a substitute teacher position. Desperate for money, Dewey pretends to be his roommate and gets the job. His first day as a school teahcer is bizzare, much to the class’s confusion.
The music history is far too majestic to be featured on a boring black chalkboard! A pretty white Escreo wall with colorful dry-erase markers would make a great difference, right?
No more spoilers: the finale is for you to discover, just expect new rock bands to be evolve.
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