New Steve Jobs biopic receives great reviews at the Telluride Film Festival

New Steve Jobs biopic receives great reviews at the Telluride Film Festival
The upcoming Steve Jobs biopic is expected to hit theaters on October 9th. Starring Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs, the movie is currently being screened at the Telluride film festival, and the reviews have been very positive. Director Danny Boyle says that the movie industry has a responsibility to examine the lives of people like Jobs and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. The latter was the subject of the film The Social Network, which was written by Aaron Sorkin, the man responsible for the Steve Jobs screenplay.

While the movie focuses on Jobs backstage at the introduction of the Mac, the introduction of the NeXT box and the introduction of the iMac, it also examines his relationships with Steve Wozniak (played by Seth Rogen),  Jobs' hand picked Apple CEO choice John Sculley, and Mac team member Andy Hertzfeld. Others portrayed include Mac and NeXT team member Joanna Hoffmann (portrayed by Kate Winslet), and Jobs' daughter Lisa.

Critics are praising Fassbender's turn as Steve Jobs, and Sorkin's script is also receiving high marks. This is a film that has been through a lot as Sony ended up selling the rights to Universal, and a number of A-list stars who were offered the Steve Jobs role ended up turning it down. While the Ashton Kutcher vehicle "Jobs" failed artistically and financially, this version of the mythical story sounds like it might do better at the box office.

source: The Guardian



1. TerryTerius unregistered

If it's at least as good as the social network was, it'll be an interesting movie regardless of what your personal feelings on Steve Jobs are.

3. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Jobs was a juggernaut in this industry after his return to Apple. No matter what you think of him personally or of iOS, you have to respect his showmanship and business savvy. He made events like a product unveiling interesting, and while the iPhone trudges on and makes good money for Apple, his spark is still missing.

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 31753; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

He turned the industry on its ear with the iPhone. It hasn't looked back since. He's the reason these tech products get the prime time treatment.

6. TSMan2

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 20, 2015

He was THE WORST thing that happened to the tech industry. His brutal genius is like a plague that many companies got. Because was profitable. Jobs was tech ignorant but could sell EVERYTING. That's why Wall Street try to make him a Myth. Soon or later the World and the History will put him in the right place though,

9. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

The worst thing that happened to the tech industry? Wow. So what was the best thing that's happened to the tech industry?

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 31753; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Get lost troll.

8. TSMan2

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 20, 2015

The pocket PC(smartphones) would have today SAME prime time treatment , with or without St.Jobs. Period. (too much brainwash?)

12. TerryTerius unregistered

It is completely beyond human capability to definitively say the way history would turn out if events in the past were altered. For anyone to pretend as if they can accurately state how things would have played out one way or another is folly. But in our timeline for better or worse Apple's impact has been undeniable. I don't even really see how that's debatable.

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31753; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Another great post.

22. TerryTerius unregistered

Thanks my dude. Just keeping it 100.

16. TSMan2

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 20, 2015

So for St.Jobs is not "beyond human capability to definitively say the way history would turn out", and you made this ignorant a$$h a Messiah??? But for all other ppl is "beyond human capability to definitively say the way history would turn out" I got it. LOL

20. TerryTerius unregistered

Ok, I'm a bit confused. Steve Jobs was trying to predict the future, you're talking about altering events in the past. Granted, they're both dealing with time but I never said anything about Steve Jobs trying to predict how a rewrite of history would turn out... Neither did he. You brought up that subject completely on your own. But yes, they're equally impossible tasks if that makes you feel better. Granted you can do something about one, and nothing about the other. I didn't make anybody anything. My sole comment about this was that the movie would be good regardless as to how you felt about Steve Jobs. At no point on any article on PhoneArena have I ever said anything about him other than the fact that he had significant impact on the industry, the exact same thing I said here. I've had 7 smartphones from 3 different platforms in the past 3 years, how about you? Your attempts to label me as a fanboy fail. I'm banging this post out on my galaxy s6 edge+, while I talk to a client on my iPhone 6 as we speak. Don't make assumptions.

19. TSMan2

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 20, 2015

"But in our timeline for better or worse Apple's impact has been undeniable" Of course. And not only the Apple's impact. Right? But there is no other person like Jobs in the tech industry(though Jobs was tech ignorant), that the Propaganda makes hundreds of movies, thousands of articles , and there will be no wonder if they build Mausoleum (like for Mao and Lenin) to put his bones there , so the believers to line up there. AND THAT IS THE DEBATE ABOUT.

21. TerryTerius unregistered

Calm down. 1- You're putting a whole bunch of words in my mouth that I never said and making a ridiculous amount of assumptions, stop doing that. 2 - This article is about Steve Jobs specifically, or rather about a movie about him. Of course there are other individuals that have had an equal (or greater) impact in the industry, but this article and everyone commenting on it was specifically talking about him. That makes your objections arbitrary and irrelevant to the subject at hand. You're debating something that has nothing to do with the article or the comment section. Nobody here said Jobs was the greatest man/tech company CEO of all time. All they said was that he had a large and undeniable impact on the industry. No one said that to the detriment of other people, no one implied that others didn't have an equal impact. So what are you upset about? You're debating something that no one said, and that has nothing to do with anything. Are you really surprised/upset that an American film company (or at least one based on America) is making a movie about an American?

23. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Terry is just pointing out what could be said of any "what if" scenario. You just can't know. Would there be smartphones without the towering influence of a salesman and showman like Jobs? Sure. Would they look completely different? Possibly. We might all be using QWERTY keyboards on our Blackberry clones. Or maybe not. But here's how I see it: Jobs and Apple made the smartphone an elegant device that people WANTED in a way people didn't WANT Treos or Blackberries. He had an eye for good and simple design and pushed his people (around) to make it happen. And I for one don't believe that other blockbuster phones like the Galaxy S would exist in their current state if it weren't for the influential iPhone (and its predecessor, the iPod.) That's not hero worship, it's acknowledging the influence of a key player on the market. He was no genius or saint, but he knew how to sell tech to everyone.

24. TerryTerius unregistered

That's my exact point. Thanks lol, cut out a lot of my habitual wordiness.

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 31753; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Seems like it could be a pretty good flick. I've always liked Steve Jobs as a businessman, his personal life is his business. I'll have to see this. The board said he's no longer necessary lol, guess he showed the board.

5. shnibz

Posts: 520; Member since: Sep 18, 2011

Soon the number of Steve Jobs biopics is going to surpass the number of different iPhone generations/models.

7. TSMan2

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 20, 2015

Yup Wow Guess how the real tech guys feel, when Wall Street and the media make such ignorant a$$h a "tech genius". Even from the grave Jobs makes them cry again from anger.

10. megathaszrul89

Posts: 203; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

From what i notice, there will be people talking about steve like they know steve very well. Steve was this, steve was that and so on. I think we know enough. We are here to talk about the article, not showing off. But,that's none of my business :)

11. SirYar

Posts: 351; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

When will they let him die already?!

17. TSMan2

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 20, 2015

They(Wall Street) still need him for the APPL sock Pyramid.

25. gaming64 unregistered

Seriously? Like it or not, this is gonna be undeniably great movie, maybe the best one from Sorkins yet. I'm go to the theaters and watch this. Ignoring the Android fanbase is the least I can do for someone that contributed to every mobile platform that exists today.

13. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Nah...All I see was Magneto doin his thing in the trailer...Edward Norton could've pulled it off better, plus his face looks similar to Steve's

18. TSMan2

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 20, 2015

Yup Edward Norton can perfectly play dummies (and evil characters).

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