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Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine (2015)

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A look at the personal and private life of the late Apple CEO, Steve Jobs.





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Credited cast:
Bob Belleville ...
Chrisann Brennan ...
Nolan Bushnell ...
Jason Chen ...
Nick Denton ...
Jesus Diaz ...
Peter Elkind ...
Narrator (voice)
Andy Grignon ...
Himself (archive footage)
Yukari Iwatani Kane ...
Daniel Kottke ...
Brian Lam ...
Regis McKenna ...
Joe Nocera ...


In his signature black turtleneck and blue jeans, shrouded in shadows below a milky apple, Steve Jobs' image was ubiquitous. But who was the man on the stage? What accounted for the grief of so many across the world when he died? From Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney, 'Steve Jobs: The Man In The Machine' is a critical examination of Jobs who was at once revered as an iconoclastic genius and a barbed-tongued tyrant. A candid look at Jobs' legacy featuring interviews with a handful of those close to him at different stages in his life, the film is evocative and nuanced in capturing the essence of the Apple legend and his values which shape the culture of Silicon Valley to this day. Written by Anonymous

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Bold. Brilliant. Brutal.



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Rated R for some language | See all certifications »


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4 September 2015 (USA)  »

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$90,599 (USA) (11 September 2015)


$494,461 (USA) (6 November 2015)

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Adoring Apple Says More About YOU, than THEM
11 January 2016 | by See all my reviews

i work in tech.

I work in tech outside of the US but am home now in the US, and am compelled to write this review.

Technology has afforded me to travel the world, connect with friends on 5 continents and watch my nephews and nieces dress up for dances in real time.

I went from a Blackberry pearl to a Samsung 4 in 2012 with out blinking an eye. I've never paid for technology - it's part of my job, so I can choose what ever suits my needs.

I chose Samsung for a few reasons: 1. why does everyone need to be the same 2. i like to be different 3. i use outlook, all large companies use outlook, and frankly, i kind of like Microsoft (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation = 36.79 billion USD )

the real reason: i wanted to be slightly different, although in Europe and outside of the US, Samsung has 15% greater market share than Apple iPhone. i trusted that the Koreans knew technology and I was excited to embrace it.

6 out 10 of my friends in the US, UK, EU and through out the world have iPhones and everyone in my family (11) has an iPhone.

trusting that i'm an intelligent, reasonable person, "why do you have a Samsung, it's time to change to iPhone now that you're back in the US", i humbly shrugged and looked at the massive heard mentality and kept quiet. i would always be different, and if that meant alone, i'd prefer that over popularity any day, since at the very least, i was being true to myself.

Now that i've watched and researched multiple documentaries and articles on Apple i raise my case:

1. Steve Jobs is corrupt; he was irresponsible financially and played the start-up card for FAR too long

  • NO PHILANTHROPY (hundreds and millions of profit, and NOTHING TO


  • CHEATING ON TAXES: overseas profits in the billions sitting in

Ireland as a "Double Irish" in an office no one even walks through the door. These profits NEVER reach the US shores.

-BACKDATED OPTIONS: Jobs paid himself $7.5M with backdated options from a fabricated board meeting b/c he "felt" no love from the board of directors.

  • Poor treatment and wages to workers: iPhone 4 profits $300 per phone

and pays Chinese factory workers $12 per hour! They work in sub-standard conditions and are treated like animals. Apple has no comment on workers or how they've negatively impacted the environment in the Chinese Industrial revolution.

  • Foxconn, Apple's supplier is responsible for over 20 deaths of

Chinese factory workers, and as a result, have netting structures through out the high rises to stop workers from falling to the cement floor after jumping from the windows. Depressing? Reality.

Not to mention, he's cold, calculating and has relentless disregard for anyone who he no longer needed, who under-minded him or simply threatened him at any point.

He didn't claim Lisa was his child and paid very little child support, and when he finally did pay $500 per month, his net worth was over $400M.

Why aren't we calling him a dead beat dad?

Yes, the products are cool. so what?

Millions of dollars still remain overseas - American $$$$ that should be here.

WHY do you wait in line for a this? WHY do you obsess over this?

Think about things Read things Spend time outside - phone away - off Talk on the phone Talk to people Ask questions Look up at the sky READ BOOKS COMPARE products KNOW all the facts and sides - not just one, and form your OWN opinion - than DECIDE

I didn't despise Apple, I wasn't even against Apple, but now, I'm angry that it's got you ALL so enchanted and OBSESSED for what?

i need to raise the awareness, because the facts i mentioned make me extremely and severely worried who we value and empower.

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