JUMP CUT
A REVIEW OF CONTEMPORARY MEDIA

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The Social Network: the contemporary pursuit of happiness through social connections

 

Robert Alpert

Robert Alpert received his MFA in Film from Columbia University, occasionally teaches college classes on film, and has written on Clint Eastwood’s Gran Torino and Kathryn Bigelow’s Hurt Locker for Jump Cut. He is a partner in the New York office of a large, general practice law firm, where he practices in the area of intellectual property law. He can be reached at Robert.nmi.Alpert@gmail.com. This essay, which is written in ink, is dedicated to the memories of his mom and aunt, Rose Alpert and Marion Gass, sisters and best friends.