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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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Alex Gibney

Writer:

Alex Gibney

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

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 September 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Steve Jobs: Bilgisayarin Içindeki Adam See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$90,599, 11 September 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$494,461, 8 November 2015
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Apple senior executive Eddy Cue was quick to express his disappointment in this documentary, describing the film on Twitter as "an inaccurate and mean-spirited view of my friend" and "not a reflection of the Steve I knew." See more »

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References Citizen Kane (1941) See more »

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She's A Rainbow
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Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
Performed by The Rolling Stones
Played during Apple iMac segment
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All these reviews/reviewers are mental.
6 September 2015 | by pullmyfinger85See all my reviews

Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine is being accused of not being a very uplifting view of Steve Jobs himself. The interviews and actually footage of Steve Jobs speaks for itself. It's not mean spirited; it's actual events, conversations and scandals that took place.

Make no mistake, Steve Jobs was a brilliant man. This well-made documentary is self aware of his genius mind and how he controlled and oversaw every aspect from concept to completion of Apple corp, products and NeXT. It explored how he was David and took down Goliath (IBM) and now in the 21st century, has taken the rein as Goliath and isn't afraid to stomp on the little man.

Director Alex Gibney poses the question(s): Why are we all so obsessed with Steve? Why did we all mourn for a man we've never met? What emotional connection ties us all with our products to the man himself?

If you're interested in this type of pop culture, definitely check it out. Great perspective on a man and company that have changed/dominated our culture in many, many ways.


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