Creating a fictional company that's basically Facebook, Google and Apple rolled into one is no easy task. We know those brands. We live those brands. But in The Circle, co-writer and director James Ponsoldt had to do just that.
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The Circle is author Dave Eggers' look at a company that combines all the most amazing parts of Apple, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Periscope, Snapchat, WhatsApp and all of a million other Silicon Valley darlings into one glittering conglomerate, a shining beacon of technology and interconnectedness. Amazing, and unsettling.
Upcoming film The Circle appears to be about a bearded white guy who runs a technology company that (I guess, based on the trailers) preaches connectivity and positive disruption but exists as a front to mine personal data. Haven't seen it yet. Jack Dorsey, the white, bearded CEO of Twitter, decided to host a Periscope livestream with members of the cast earlier this week, ostensibly to prove he has a sense of humour about his position as a dystopian tech lord. Could this be any more tone-deaf? Yes. Because Jack Dorsey tried to dodge a question by saying an astonishingly stupid thing.
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