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The movie about the making of Facebook, called “The Social Network,” has a Beatles song in it.

Somewhere in heaven, Neal Aspinall is rolling in his grave.

The Beatles’ nominal manager never allowed the group’s songs to go onto movie soundtracks. He thought it diluted the brand.

But this year, “The Fool on the Hill” opened “Dinner for Schmucks.” And “Norwegian Wood” is being used for the movie of the same name.

Now, Aaron Sorkin’s well executed story of how two friends went into business during college, created a phenomenon, and were split apart by a Rasputin, ends with a Beatles record.

It is, very aptly, “Baby You’re A Rich Man.”

I told you in August that Paramount/Dreamworks paid $1.5 million for “Fool on the Hill.” Columbia Pictures may have gotten some kind of deal because they and Sony Music–which publishes Lennon-McCartney song catalog–are corporate cousins.

Otherwise, “Social Network” has a cool soundtrack written by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.

As for “The Social Network”: it opens the New York Film Festival on September 24th. I’ll tell you more next week, but I will say that Jesse Eisenberg and Andrew Garfield have upped their games considerably as Facebook founders Mark Zuckerberg and Eduardo Saverin. And Justin Timberlake is the most delicious on screen diva villain since Joan Collins in “Dynasty.”

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  1. How much did the makers of “The Social Network” pay for “Baby You’re a Rich Man”?…

    According to this article on Showbiz 411 by Roger Friedman, Columbia Pictures, the company that released The Social Network, is a sister company of Sony Music, the publisher of music by the Beatles. Because of this, the price may have been lower than t…

  2. What a great post my friend. I am a facebook addict and mostly spend my time playing some games and just talking out with my family. Surely, there are so many ways we can use facebook and I really love using it. I hope they have something more new to come for all of us.

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