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Steve Jobs

October 8, 2015 by Alison Bailes divider image

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs couldn’t have a better name. His single-minded devotion to his work at the expense of personal relationships in his life is well known. After the Ashton Kutcher starrer “Jobs” (2013) and Alex Gibney’s documentary “Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine” (2015), it might seem that we have seen all there […]


Apple co-founder Steve Jobs couldn’t have a better name. His single-minded devotion to his work at the expense of personal relationships in his life is well known. After the Ashton Kutcher starrer “Jobs” (2013) and Alex Gibney’s documentary “Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine” (2015), it might seem that we have seen all there is to see. But Danny Boyle’s riveting new film zooms in tight on the man, allowing us a clarity of focus that is as awful as it is awesome.

Written with trademark panache and typical speedy rhythms by Aaron Sorkin (“The Social Network”, “The West Wing”), this non-biopic biopic unfolds like a brilliant piece of theatre. Divided into three “acts”, we witness Jobs at important, turning-point moments in his career. Each “scene” takes place in the 40 minutes or so leading up to a new product launch: the Macintosh in 1984, the NeXT computer in 1988 and the iMac in 1998. Backstage before his presentations, Jobs juggles last minute snags, family issues and professional relationships. The picture that emerges is of a driven man, obsessed with perfection and demanding of his own place in tech history. He is shown to be unforgiving of others, uncaring towards his own child and unable to show gratitude. Continue reading


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