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A newly released featurette offers a quick look at the upcoming film "Jobs," including new footage and interviews with the movie's stars.



The above featurette was released on Wednesday in promotion of the upcoming film, starring Ashton Kutcher as Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. The official website for the movie also launched this week at jobsthefilm.com.

"Jobs" will be released in theaters everywhere on Friday, Aug. 16. Sneak previews of the film shown earlier this year earned mixed reviews, while Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak said he felt Jobs would be ""a little offended and embarrassed by it" if he were still alive.

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In addition to Kutcher as Jobs, the film also features actors Josh Gad as Wozniak, as well as Dermot Mulroney, Lukas Haas, J.K. Simmons, Matthew Modine, and James Woods. It was directed by Joshua Michael Stern, whose credits also include the 2008 film "Swing Vote" starring Kevin Costner.

"Jobs" is not to be confused with Sony Pictures Entertainment's upcoming film about the late Apple co-founder, which will be written by Academy Award winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin. Sorkin won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay in 2011 for the film "The Social Network," a semi-biographical take on Mark Zuckerberg and the founding of Facebook.

In an interview last year, Sorkin said his take on Jobs would be a "painting," not a photograph. He also said that the entire film will consist of three scenes, each about a half-hour in length, that will take place before the onstage introductions of the Mac, NeXT, and the iPod.
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Hmm... looks interesting.
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I think it looks good! 

 

You know there are a lot of negative people on these boards, but I think AK and crew really worked hard on this! :)

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You know there are a lot of negative people on these boards, but I think AK and crew really worked hard on this! :)

People "work hard" on plenty of terrible things. Effort != quality.

post #5 of 26
I think it is promising.
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In an interview last year, Sorkin said his take on Jobs would be a "painting," not a photograph. He also said that the entire film will consist of three scenes, each about a half-hour in length, that will take place before the onstage introductions of the Mac, NeXT, and the iPod.

 

Hm, a "painting" not a photograph.  Think about that.  A photograph is the truth, a painting is an artists interpretation of the truth.  Sounds like he's admitting it's going to be made up lies or at least exaggerations about Jobs.

post #7 of 26
I think people are just biased (me included) because it's Ashton Kutcher who has a reputation as a light-weight and not very serious actor.

It doesn't necessarily mean it won't be good though. Probably best to, you know ... actually see it before we judge it.
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Hm, a "painting" not a photograph.  Think about that.  A photograph is the truth, a painting is an artists interpretation of the truth.  Sounds like he's admitting it's going to be made up lies or at least exaggerations about Jobs.

 

Well all movies, about anything no matter how they try are going to be "paintings" by that definition.  

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Hm, a "painting" not a photograph.  Think about that.  A photograph is the truth, a painting is an artists interpretation of the truth.  Sounds like he's admitting it's going to be made up lies or at least exaggerations about Jobs.

 

This is the definition of "reaching." You just made me laugh. 

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People "work hard" on plenty of terrible things. Effort != quality.

Agreed. I just meant, it seems, that people like AK, Brad Pitt, Mick Jagger, Tom Cruise, Paul McCartney, Stevo...get really "dragged over the coals" for every project they are involved in! 

 

It just comes across as the critics are jealous. That's all.

post #11 of 26

Just understand that some of it didn't happen exactly the way it's portrayed in the movie, once you get passed that, then enjoy yourself. I don't think I'm going to pay to watch it in a movie theater.   I think this is wait until it's out on HBO or DVD.  I'm sure it has its moments.

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Why would neither movie show the iPhone?
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Why would neither movie show the iPhone?

They said in the featurette (is that even a real word) that it's done up until the iPod announcement.

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They said in the featurette (is that even a real word)

If people are using it regularly, yes, it is a word. What is or is not a word is not ordained by the holy grammarians but by the users of the language. This one dates to 1940.

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If people are using it regularly, yes, it is a word. What is or is not a word is not ordained by the holy grammarians but by the users of the language. This one dates to 1940.

It wasn't in the spell checker, that's why.  I know it's a word. I was just joking.

 

Yeah, and some people use the word Ax, as in Can I ax you a question.

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They said in the featurette (is that even a real word) that it's done up until the iPod announcement.

I know, I got that. But the introduction of the iPod was meh, it was in Town Hall in Apple. The only people there were press and staff, and it wasn't that revolutionary. The iPhone changed the world and the reactions of the crowd at Macworld was astounding. I find it hard to watch knowing Steve only has a few years after. It was the perfect presentation.
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I know, I got that. But the introduction of the iPod was meh, it was in Town Hall in Apple. The only people there were press and staff, and it wasn't that revolutionary. The iPhone changed the world and the reactions of the crowd at Macworld was astounding. I find it hard to watch knowing Steve only has a few years after. It was the perfect presentation.

 

Personally, it probably would have been better, but I don't think they are going to change it....

 

I thought there was another studio working on another version.

post #18 of 26
They are both ending with the iPod.
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post #19 of 26
Movie-of-the-week quality at theatre prices.
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Probably best to, you know ... actually see it before we judge it.

 

That's just crazy talk. This is the internet where we shout first and think later... or... actually... we don't think.

post #21 of 26

As per my previous postings in previous threads, I was willing to give this movie the benefit of the doubt and I thought it was unfair for people to judge it before they had seen it.

 

I had read an interview with Kutcher in which he went into all this detail about how he studied Jobs' voice in both formal and informal situations and how he also studied Jobs' supposedly unique walk, which impressed me and gave me hope.   It looked like he took the role seriously.

 

But when I watch the trailer that's playing on TV and the video segment above, I only hear Kutcher's usual voice, I see nothing unique about his walk and while most of the makeup looks good, the makeup he's wearing in the iPhone introduction segment looks like a bad Saturday Night Live makeup, which is purposely meant to look funny.

 

It's hard to tell from the trailer, which might purposely feature the recognizable moments, but it looks like this film might simply be a "Steve's Greatest Hits" approach, rather than providing any real insight into the guy.

 

So I'm starting to be very wary.    

post #22 of 26
So this movie is only going to cover the 70s through 2001?
The TNT movie from 1999 covered the 70s through 1999. Although it did skip the NeXT years entirely. It will be interesting to see how the movies compare.
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So this movie is only going to cover the 70s through 2001?
The TNT movie from 1999 covered the 70s through 1999. Although it did skip the NeXT years entirely. It will be interesting to see how the movies compare.

No...the trailer shows the iPhone introduction, so it has to cover at least through June, 2007.  

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when I watch the trailer that's playing on TV and the video segment above, I only hear Kutcher's usual voice, I see nothing unique about his walk and while most of the makeup looks good, the makeup he's wearing in the iPhone introduction segment looks like a bad Saturday Night Live makeup, which is purposely meant to look funny.

I felt the same way. The difference with Noah Wyle is the focus wasn't on trying to make the visuals match, they just told compelling story:



If you focus on the visuals and even get them slightly off, it looks like a comedy parody. The part where he's pretending to be emotional delivering the Think Different audio isn't even close. Steve's version is this:



which is nothing like the end of the trailer:



It still looks as though it will have some powerful scenes though and I like that the story is being retold for a modern audience. People are fed so much misinformation about Apple that they have an inbred hatred towards the company and everything it stands for. If Ashton Kutcher can help sort that, it's all for the better.
post #25 of 26
I would have had Noah Wyle (again) or Christian Bale ( with some make up of course ) play Steve Jobs. Steve was a complex guy. Nothing about Ashton is complex, he's all looks and humor. You cannot take the guy seriously. He's horrible and you can tell his acting is gimmicky. I am very disappointed with this movie and it will fail. It'll make a few dollars, but ONLY because it's about Steve and Woz. I'll watch it, but I'm not feeling good about it. I'll wait for Sorkin to do a better job.
post #26 of 26
It's hard for me to take Ashton Kutcher seriously... I can't help it, every time I see him all I see is Kelso.
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