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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Nolan Bushnell: The Atari co-founder sits on the right side of the table, next to Arthur Rock, John Sculley, and Mike Markkula, when Steve Jobs unveils Apple's 1984 commercial. See more »
Just before Jobs takes over the Macintosh project in the early 1980s, a second-generation Chevy Cavalier sedan with heavily oxidized, peeling, and faded blue paint drives past in the parking lot. The second generation entered production in 1988, and it would presumably take somewhere around 24 years (when the film was made) for the paint to become that deteriorated. See more »
We can't afford to pay three people right now.
We can't afford to pay *ourselves* unless we deliver. And don't worry about Chris, he's just a kid. So he just wants to help.
You're just a kid.
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Well, plain and simple, to me this has been a fiasco. People not acquainted to Job's life will have the feeling they're missing something, and people who have read the book or simply know a little of Job's life will conclude the movie missed a lot.
We'll see Steve bullying on everyone as a dictator running Apple, right after picturing him as some clear minded wise man with a strong meditation and spiritual background.
The story would have been so strong if only the characters took their time to develop, and not just showing them to the camera, say their names and on to the next clip of Jobs and his illuminated doing. I'm thinking of Wozniak, Job's daughter, Mike, etc.
And all that speeding through the story of his life to just finish halfway of his real success, and end credits appear just to let you down with all your expectations blasted.
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