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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: 2819; 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: 10124; 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 (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


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: 2819; 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 (Posts: 2186; 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: 6250; 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: 6697; 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: 172; 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: 238; 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: 329; 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: 847; 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: 847; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


Well said.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 16:50 4

7. metoyou (Posts: 277; 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: 265; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


That while scene made me wanna puke

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 17:09 9

11. neurobiologist (Posts: 65; 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 (Posts: 2186; 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 (Posts: 2186; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


...???

:□

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 11:19

40. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 847; 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: 55; 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: 1785; 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 (Posts: 6141; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


There just writers WOZ who cares bou tthem

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 19:54 1

22. Edmund (Posts: 654; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


I really wish this site would stop their animosity toward Apple, Microsoft and Nokia. It's really becoming stale

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 20:14

23. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


this i agree with except its not the site its the users

too many one sided fans

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 21:06 1

27. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


I agree. There are too many one sided WP, Nokia, Samsung, Android, iPhone, Blackberry fans....although I dont see too many BB fans on here.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 21:01 1

26. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


If you really pay attention....some article writers seem to favor Apple. Its not all animosty. Some writers are just unbiased...and for some reason.....some ppl dont see that.

And I see, have seen plenty of Android articles thats not in a positive light. Maybe this is a case of seeing what you wanna see.

And you left out Blackberry....lol. Or do they seem to favor Blackberry to you?

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 13:26

44. Droiddoes (unregistered)


"If you really pay attention....some article writers seem to favor Apple."

*cough*michealh*cough cough*

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 21:08 10

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


If Woz was CEO of Apple, I wouldn't hate Apple so much.

Steve Woz is the best Steve.

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 13:27

45. Droiddoes (unregistered)


I can get behind that. I like the mans style and attitude, just seems like a really great guy.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 20:48

24. stealthd (Posts: 916; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)


It's a movie, not a documentary. It's designed to entertain, not to convey facts. That doesn't mean the spirit of what they're saying isn't true or inspired by real quotes or opinions. The conversation in the clip obviously didn't happen exactly as the same in real life, but I do seem to remember hearing a quote from Jobs, going something along the lines of if you asked someone over a hundred years ago, around the time of the invention of the automobile, what they wanted, they wouldn't say a car, they'd say they want a faster horse. Sounds pretty similar to Kutcher's line in the clip. Maybe Jobs never said anything like that in the early days, but who cares, it's a movie.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 21:10 5

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


Butthurt iFag detected.

Doesn't matter if it's a movie or not. They portrait as a biography and viewers will treat it as such.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 20:59 2

25. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


As an Android fan....who did follow Apple alot back in the day.....any one that followed Apple alot back in the day...and up to this day knows the Woz wasnt as clueless as that.

For that one fact alone...I probably wont even look at the movie. I have a feeling they are gonna make Jobs seem like God Almighty.

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 03:05

33. cyborg009 (Posts: 88; Member since: 17 Sep 2011)


No disrespect but Kutcher is not able to do justice to Steve Jobs character !!

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 05:35 1

35. Even4steven (Posts: 35; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


Apple just applied for 829 patents for movies...

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 13:29

46. Droiddoes (unregistered)


BSapple patent #216271621762: " a method of telling a story using several still images shown in rapid succession, using human beings to verbally move the story/convey plot"

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 07:47 3

37. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


Wait.. so your telling me that the ONE living person who was actually hugely responsible for early Apple was not even consulted or checked for accuracy????

LOLOLOLOL

Hollywood is aa big of a bunch of idiot fanboys as some of the trolls on here..

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 13:30 1

47. Droiddoes (unregistered)


They very well may have consulted him, and after finding out first hand what a thieving lying backstabbing peice of iSh*t jobs was they decided that conversation was over.

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 08:36 1

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


Woz is always smiling. It's refreshing to see someone in the industry who genuinely seems to be a nice guy (I'm sure lots of people are, but there are also a lot who seem insincere, arrogant and smug).

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 13:54

48. jacko1977 (Posts: 382; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


insincere, arrogant and smug yea jobs

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 14:01

49. jacko1977 (Posts: 382; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=0jUS1H8cCiA#start=0:00;end=2:37;autoreplay=false;showoptions=false

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 17:58

50. lonewolf2873 (Posts: 40; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)


Why must everyone turn things into an argument??

I can happily say, I'm a Android fan. I also think Steve Jobs was brilliant. His passing has made a huge void in the technology AND marketing world. Argue all you want about my opinions.

What apple is today, is not what I think Steve Jobs would want. I dislike apple 2013 and don't see myself ever having an interest any day soon. With all that being said..............

Its a movie, plain and simple. Fact or fiction, its entertainment for ALOT of people. Dont like it, stay home. Interested, go get a huge bucket of popcorn and some Juju beans and maybe a X large diet soda, sit down and watch. It doesn't matter to me and it shouldn't matter to any of you. ITS A MOVIE! NOT REAL!!

posted on 01 Feb 2013, 20:05

52. luxzy801 (Posts: 134; Member since: 16 Jun 2010)


Actually, apple today is exactly what Steve Jobs wanted. Jobs's idea of technology was "PROPRIETARY". Look at any apple product before 2005 (and a lot of it today), it was all proprietary, Jobs's concept was F*** the people and make money. His whole plan for apple was for people to buy it from him, that is why he has never let anyone sell apple or market it in such a way that would give someone else credit for his "work" (Wink, Wink). Look at the iPod, he was so hesitant to let HP develop the iTunes software for PC that he actually had nothing to do with it, same thing with the original iTunes phone (Motorola ROKR), which Jobs said was dissapointing (Even though it sold like hot cakes) because they did not buy it from him. His whole idea for the iPhone was to rip off everyone else to get people to come to apple, luckily for him, he chose the right time. If not for the events between 2006 and 2007, the iPhone would have sank (Think about an iPhone release in 2004, people would have laughed and it would have been another WinMo). 2006-2007: microsoft screwed the public with Vista (BAD IDEA MA'IN), Nokia was blowing up all around the world with the idea of a constant connectivity device (SMARTPHONE) and more and more people started carrying smart devices (WINMO, PALM and NOKIA S60s). and Blackberry proved that point by bringing an attractive smartphone the blew up as soon as it was released (Every person had a Pearl), not to mention Danger's Sidekick, which was the same type of concept as the iPhone itself. Jobs was a lying, manipulative, thieving a** punk, but then again, so was everyone else, that is why we are where we are today with technology, UNFORTUNATELY...

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