Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs

DVD - 2016
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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.
Publisher: [United States] :, Universal Studios Home Entertainment,, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC STE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (circa 123 minutes) :,sound, colour ;,4 3/4 inches
digital, optical, surround, Dolby digital 5.1, 2.0 DVS, rda
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda

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daysleeper236
May 07, 2017

This is a movie for Apple nerds. Lots of very intense dialogue, with very little action or plot. Excellent cast (Kate Winslet, Michael Fassbender, Seth Rogen) and an excellent director (Danny Boyle). That said, the film tries to be the Steve Jobs equivalent of the "The Social Network", and falls short. The controversy of Steve Wozniak and the Apple II (and the technical arguments about the merits of an open vs. closed system configuration) just aren't enough to carry the whole movie, at least as it's depicted in the film. The performances are strong, but the story as it's written is not.

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Sith101
Dec 27, 2016

Very good movie even though this comes in I would say in the middle of his story to success and does not complete his entire story. The actors make a impact through the entire film at the end you will feel like the time you spent watching this was worth it.

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graybear3
Nov 07, 2016

I wanted to like this movie more than I did. Perhaps it was that Steve Jobs was such a jerk, that it's hard to like even a movie about him. Anyway, Michael Fassbender certainly did a great job, as did Kate Winslett.

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dly_0
Oct 30, 2016

Gripping performances by Fassbender and Winslet. Watches more a like a play with erudite dialog.

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fpsutka
Oct 15, 2016

I found the film interesting but it only covered a part of his life. I felt like I was watching a play in three acts. It would make a good play!

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amarchosky3
Oct 05, 2016

I wish there had been a fourth act, perhaps before the launch of the iPhone, so we could've had a view of the older Jobs and how he did or did not grow or evolve over the years. That said, the three acts that do exist are great. Fantastic writing, acting, filming, editing, music. . . and directing. Great project by Aaron Sorkin, Danny Boyle, and all the cast and crew!

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lukasevansherman
Sep 03, 2016

"Why do you want people to dislike you?" I know what you're saying, another "Steve Jobs" movie? Ashton Kutcher owns this role! Written by Aaron "Walk and Talk" Sorkin, directed by Danny Boyle ("Trainspotting," "Slumdog Millionaire"), and starring Michael Fassbender as Jobs, the unimaginatively named "Steve Jobs" presents the title character as a brilliant ideas man who is disconnected from (or outright hostile to) those around him, and lacking in any practical computer skills. As another character asks him, "What do you do?" Much of the action takes place at Apple products launches and those looking for a detailed history of the company are in the wrong place. Like "The Social Network," this film dissects a tech icon and finds a certain emblematic hollowness. The difference is the Mark Zuckerberg seems likable and down to earth, while Jobs, for all his reported genius, seems like an imperious jerk. Fassbender is much better looking than Jobs, but he gets his cool arrogance and slightly irritating voice. He's surrounded by other great actors: Kate Winslet, as his long-suffering assistant, Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak, Jeff Daniels, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Katherine Waterston. Even though it's almost entirely dialogue driven, I found it compelling and insightful. Boyle dials down his usual kinetic style in favor of a more cool, subtle approach. Fassbender continues to demonstrate why he's one of the best actors on the planets. If you want more biographical detail, there's Walter Isaacson's celebrated book and 2015's documentary about Jobs.

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humbleworm
Aug 17, 2016

This was an intriguing film because it consists only of minutes behind stage before a few key Apple product launches but those stressful moments are designed to grab the viewer's attention. The dialogue does a remarkable job of conveying so much about Steve Jobs' personality and his interactions with the people around him. It's deliberately drama with the boring bits left out.

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moose7766
Jul 28, 2016

This movie is god-awful. Boring, and there is hardly any discussion about his cancer at all. Seth Rogen was good in this movie though.

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aznjasonn
Jul 21, 2016

what is this? The fourth Steve Jobs movie this year? I get it, he's a good salesman, but terrible person.

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britprincess1ajax
Apr 11, 2016

"It's not binary. You can be decent and gifted at the same time."

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jimg2000
Apr 03, 2016

Tons of quote in IMDb:
Hertzfeld: We're not a pit crew at Daytona. This can't be fixed in seconds.
Jobs: You didn't have seconds, you had three weeks. The universe was created in a third of that time.
Hertzfeld: Well, someday you'll have to tell us how you did it.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2080374/trivia?tab=qt&ref_=tt_trv_qu

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RebekahChau
Jun 24, 2016

Steve Job's journey to success

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