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Steve Wozniak says opening movie scene in jOBS was made up

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Steve Wozniak says opening movie scene in jOBS was made up
The opening scene of the upcoming movie jOBS shows Steve Jobs (Ashton Kutcher) and Steve Wozniak (Josh Gad) in a parking lot discussing the future of the desktop computer. While Jobs is ecstatic about the idea of no more mainframes, the dialogue makes it sound as though it was "The Woz" that hadn't a clue to the possible value of what he had built. Steve Wozniak appears in the scene to have built his box as a hobby, saying that "Nobody wants to buy a computer. Nobody."
 
Kutcher and Gad as Jobs and The Woz

Kutcher and Gad as Jobs and The Woz

Great stuff, except for one thing. It is all made up. That comes from no closer a source than Steve Wozniak himself who said that the personalities are wrong and that it was he who knew the worth of the PC thanks to his involvement with the Homebrew Computer Club which Jobs did not attend. If the very first scene of the movie is shot down by someone who lived the events, we wonder how the Sculley years at Apple will be depicted.

"Not close...we never had such interaction and roles...I'm not even sure what it's getting at...personalities are very wrong although mine is closer...don't forget that my purpose was inspired by the values of the Homebrew Computer Club along with ideas of the value of such machines and Steve J. wasn't around and didn't attend the club so he was the one learning about such social impact of the future."-Steve Wozniak

source: YouTube, Gizmodo via EntertainmentWeekly

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posted on 24 Jan 2013, 16:00 17

1. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Lol .... So what happens to the movie now :D

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 16:16 5

2. darkkjedii (Posts: 22128; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


It gets released, and will probably make a good amount at the box office.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 16:20 18

3. mick25 (banned) (Posts: 110; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


and everyone will believe the story is real (while according to woz, it's not)

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 21:44 1

30. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


then they shouldnt make it! POINT BLANK .......apple has been lying to the world long enough!

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 22:10 2

31. wendygarett (unregistered)


But i miss jobs :(
I wanna look at his face once again bro :(

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 22:42 1

32. Abdul92 (Posts: 43; Member since: 23 Aug 2011)


What does the company have to do with this?

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 16:45 5

6. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


If it is depicting everything "WRONG" right from the word go and bots still go and watch it then have nothing further to add

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 17:08 6

10. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


I disagree, I think that the movie will bomb and very few people will attend. When you think about it, why go see a movie when you already know the plot; you already know the lies; and, you already know the ending??! If you're into that kind of movie you can just watch "Titanic" available on BluRay because 'your heart will go on' even after the boat sinks!!!!

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 13:21

41. Droiddoes (unregistered)


"The Social Network" is one of the highest grossing films of all time. It was stupid, boring, innacurate, and everyone that cared to know how FB got started already knew.

I'm not defending nor endorsing TSN by any means, just making the point that idiotic movies like that do phenomenally well. Sadly, I can pretty much guarantee jOBS will smash box office records due to hipsters, the elderly, teenage girls, and drones coming out in waves to see it again and again.

posted on 23 Jun 2013, 17:24

53. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


The Social Network did 97 million...by far NOT one of the highest grossing films of all time.

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 07:30 1

36. Aeires (unregistered)


It'll be in the discounted bin three months after going to DVD.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 16:37 15

4. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Sounds like the movie is going to worship Jobs. My money is on Andy Rubin and Eric Schmidt being shown as mustache twirling villains.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 16:53 3

8. Alan01 (Posts: 388; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)


Don't forget that the movie only covers up to the year 2000, so Schmidt and Rubin won't be in it...if there is a villianj, it could be Sculley

Alan F.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 17:35 3

13. rf1975 (Posts: 258; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


I do not know about Andy but Eric Schmidt is a villain, not in the movie but in real.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 16:39 11

5. ocilfa (Posts: 334; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


They should just redo the movie. The title: The Woz

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 03:20 1

34. SonyXperiaNexus (Posts: 374; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


lol but ithink theres another movie starring him. the Wizard of OZ (WOZ in short) :)

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 11:18 1

39. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 890; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


It makes no sense that they wouldn't consult the guys that lived through it. I'm going to pass on this piece of fiction that's essentially going suck off Steve Job's for an hour and a half other than portray the truth.

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 13:24 1

42. Droiddoes (unregistered)


It does and it doesn't. Hollwood is obviously notorious for skewing altering or straight up ommitting/creating facts for biopics "true story" movies.
But yeah I do hate that Steve Wozniak, who is one of the nicest guys...well anywhere...is probabl;y going to be portrayed as a fat bumbling nervous wreck who would've given up and worked at McDonalds if not for the "great" steve jobs.

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 10:04

51. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 890; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


Well said.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 16:50 4

7. metoyou (Posts: 279; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Wonder if the movie including the part that SJ called i羊 holding it wrong with his innovation of antennagate? :)
Hopefully it play how evil the company is and how he end up deserving at the end

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 17:04 6

9. wando77 (Posts: 968; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


That while scene made me wanna puke

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 17:09 9

11. neurobiologist (banned) (Posts: 89; Member since: 07 Nov 2012)


Ashton Kutcher, false historical facts. Everything to laugh. New episode two and a half men.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 19:22 3

18. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Sadly, he's ruined Two and A Half Men; so, I guess this movie is doomed [too]!

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 19:53

21. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


...???

:□

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 11:19

40. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 890; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


That show was ruined by episode 2 when you realize its the same canned humor every episode.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 17:24

12. jjjsong (Posts: 75; Member since: 27 Dec 2011)


A lot of things have to be made up for the movie to be interesting.

There weren't that many out of ordinary things happened really.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 17:47 6

14. timtimity (Posts: 196; Member since: 13 Aug 2012)


Response to film's inaccuracies: "You're watching it the wrong way"

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 13:25

43. Droiddoes (unregistered)


*slow clap*

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 18:17 6

15. roscuthiii (Posts: 2226; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Josh Gad isn't cool enough to play the Woz. Ashton Kutcher as a pretentious d-bag? Spot on.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 19:46

20. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


There just writers WOZ who cares bou tthem

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