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Steve Jobs (2015)

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Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution, to paint a portrait of the man at its epicenter. The story unfolds backstage at three iconic product launches, ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac.

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 28 wins & 109 nominations. See more awards »
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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 Anonymous

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Can a great man be a good man?

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Rated R for language. | See all certifications »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$521,522, 11 October 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$17,750,583, 6 December 2015
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Trivia

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak was a consultant for the film. See more »

Goofs

John Sculley is seen in the business lounge of Cathay Pacific talking on the telephone in 1988, with the old logo and font very carefully added to the background wall and jet bridge. However, in a distance shot seconds later, a Cathay plane with the current 'brushwing' tail logo adopted in 1994 can be seen. See more »

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John Sculley: The board believes you're no longer necessary to this company.
Steve Jobs: I sat in a garage and invented the future because artists lead and hacks ask for a show of hands!
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The film's title is never shown in the opening or closing credits. See more »

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Referenced in The Chase Australia: Episode #2.24 (2016) See more »

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1998. The New Mac.
Written by Daniel Pemberton
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Steve Jobs
1 January 2016 | by See all my reviews

According to technology reporters such as John Dvorak and Leo Laporte (both "old school" ones, who personally lived many of the events portrayed in this film), it seems that Steve Jobs is more fiction than reality; fortunately, it's a perfectly acted, well written and solidly directed fiction, all of which is conjugated with each other in order to compensate its curious narrative decisions. But, does it really offer us a "real" vision of the genuine Steve Jobs? Probably not; for that, there are numerous books and documentaries. What screenwriter Aaron Sorkin attempted was capturing the essence of the man and his moment in time, examining his nature through the interaction with friends, relatives and colleagues during three stressful moments. As I said, "curious narrative decisions"... but with an interesting result. The unusual structure designed by Sorkin requires an excessive chronological manipulation, suggesting the fact that all the personal and labor problems from Jobs exploited (or were solved) in the previous minutes to his famous presentations... not only once, but three times. Even Jobs himself mentions that (well, the idealized version brilliantly played by Michael Fassbender), but that doesn't excuse the forced narrative juggling of the screenplay. Fortunately, the whole cast makes an exceptional work, transcending those tricks and bringing fluid and absolutely credible performances. Besides, Steve Jobs precisely captures the ideological separation and fraternal compatibility between Jobs and Steve Wozniak, the adored patron saint of hackers who knew what people wanted... but not what they needed. That's where Jobs shined... imposing his taste and will on the consumers, even though many years went by before the economic success validated that arrogant attitude. In conclusion, I don't think Steve Jobs works as an apocryphal History lesson about the digital revolution we currently enjoy/suffer; however, I found it quite an interesting biopic, not only due to the phenomenal performances and Danny Boyle's elegant direction, but also because of its intentional rejection of the biographical clichés which almost always feel superficial and incomplete. Sometimes, the fragments of a portrait end up being more interesting than the whole picture. Nevertheless, my indifference for the Apple products remains.


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