If Facebook was invented at NC State instead of Harvard, and the Winklevoss twins raced NASCAR instead of crew, then Fincher's famous regatta "Henley sequence" would look like this awesome bit of footage cinematographer Eric B. Shanks shared with us.
"I brought a couple cameras and tilt shift lenses to a NASCAR event this past Sunday," Shanks told us. "I went to help a friend shoot some behind the scenes footage for a side project. I bypassed his project and cut a piece to resemble the regatta race from The Social Network."
It was totally worth it.
To quote this alternate reality Sorkin-written Mark Zuckerberg character: "If y'all were the inventors of Facebook y'all would have invented Facebook!"