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His passion and ingenuity have been the driving force behind the digital age. However his drive to revolutionize technology was sacrificial. Ultimately it affected his family life and possibly his health. In this revealing film we explore the trials and triumphs of a modern day genius, the late CEO of Apple inc. Steven Paul Jobs. Written by
During the rehearsal for the iMac unveiling, Jobs states that they're "going to the next generation of I/O, 12 megabyte USB". USB 1.1, the version of the USB standard used in the original iMac operates at a data rate of 12 megaBITS, not megabytes, a difference of a factor of 8. See more »
I was angry. You were saying things about the Apple II, and the way you were treating the team...
Woz, you get a free pass for life. I gotta get back on stage; we got like, two minutes of rehearsal time left.
Do you understand how condescending that just was? Maybe you don't...
I don't wanna see you get dragged off...
I get a free pass for life from you? You give out the passes? You give them to me?
You're gonna have a stroke, little buddy.
What did you do? What did you do? Why has Lisa not ...
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I remember when back in 2013 the Jobs movie came out. Everything about the film's trailer was "do not see". Still to this day the moment when Kutcher says "we're making Apple cool again" makes me laugh. Right from the start this film looked like they were going to do it right and I was anxiously waiting for it. And even though Steve Jobs wasn't everything I thought it would be it is still a quality drama.
Yet I can also see why it was not so commercially successful. It's weird format of taking place before three computer unveilings and the film essentially consisting of conversations with limited action between them. It is by no means a biography of the man's entire life but it does paint a portrait which, like any picture, only reveals some aspects of the person.
The film has a great cast who give solid performances. Michael Fassbender creates a character whose tyrannical and devilish behaviour you want to keep watching while longing for a glimpse of the human side.
Overall Steve Jobs is a very watchable and engaging film, provided you are already into end of the year Oscar bait drama films.
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