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Susan Fourtané
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10/19/2015 | 4:21:17 AM
Re: Just a work of fiction with the intention of making money using Steve Jobs' name
Pedro, exactly. Maybe that's also why it was not important to do a casting searrching for an actor who looked more like Steve Jobs. -Susan
Susan Fourtané
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10/19/2015 | 4:09:03 AM
Re: Steve Job's Movies: Fact or Fiction
Technorati rati, :D I don't think I will pay any money to watch this movie either. -Susan
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10/18/2015 | 7:18:27 PM
Factual, Nearly Factual and Sony
"Everything I say, every scene that I'm in, I wasn't talking to Steve Jobs at those events."

 

Amazing to see the conflict between Hollywood's requirement of dialog and the realities of tech. Techies for the most part do not talk much, but a still shot of Wozniak programming and developing is not Hollywood's view of how things should be retold.

So as a result we get this fictional, one sided depiction of the subject. Did Sony do this ? This sounds like their Statement of Purpose.
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10/18/2015 | 7:09:15 PM
Steve Job's Movies: Fact or Fiction
"......the movie "isn't about reality. It's about personalities."


While I don't think I will be paying to watch this movie on Jobs at least it is admitted that there is a very definate slant to it. I wonder if the layman will realize this ?
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10/18/2015 | 12:45:01 PM
Re: Just a work of fiction with the intention of making money using Steve Jobs' name
And having written a novel about Jobs entitled "Selling Steve Jobs' Liver: A Story of Startups, Innovation, and Connectivity in the Clouds" I am in full accord with this grubby philosophy. But, let's be honest. Even the best biopics take enormous liberties with the truth and that will never change.

But I think the most interesting question which none of the films address, though this movie does ask it, is what did Steve Jobs do? Not a programmer, designer, engineer, writer, etc., etc. What exactly did he bring to the party and why?

I haave some thoughts on the issue and will post up an extensive review on this at the "Liver" website.   I sold Apple IIs and IIIs, was trained as a Apple "Level 2" service repairman circa 1982, owned several Macs though I'm more a Windows guy, and over the years developed a perspective on why Jobs flopped so badly in the 80s but hit it out of the park in the new century.

rick

 
PedroGonzales
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10/18/2015 | 9:58:16 AM
Re: Just a work of fiction with the intention of making money using Steve Jobs' name
@Susan. I think if most of the stuff is fiction then it shouldn't be called Steve jobs, but john smith.  He took parts of his life and integrated into a fictional story, sort of like historical fiction.  You build a story of a fictional character into a sort of actual facts.  If all things Steve jobs sell now, I wouldn't be surprised if they try to create a netflix show about this life.
Susan Fourtané
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10/18/2015 | 9:21:36 AM
Just a work of fiction with the intention of making money using Steve Jobs' name
"To paint a picture of Jobs's personality and relationships, he read Walter Isaacson's biography and tried to re-imagine how the Apple leader would have acted away from the public eye. As a result, certain events and details have been made up, or put in a different order, so Sorkin could depict the truth of Jobs as he imagined it."

Tried to re-imagine Steve Jobs? Certain events and details have been made up? What truth are we talking about here if the film is full of fiction? Why, then, a work of mainly fiction is selling the wrong idea of a film about Steve Jobs? Oh, I see. Because it will sell well and that's the only point of this movie, right? 

-Susan 
Susan Fourtané
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10/18/2015 | 8:14:39 AM
Re: A rose by any other name...
vnewman, 

Yes, Ashton Kucher did another movie on Steve Jobs. I suspect many more will come. 

-Susan
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10/16/2015 | 2:25:43 PM
A rose by any other name...
I'm intrigued but didn't Ashton Kucher just do this?
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