Steve Jobs movie nets highest per-theater average of 2015 on opening weekend

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  • Reply 21 of 48
    flaneurflaneur Posts: 4,526member
    Isn't it possible that a similar conversation took place in reaction to the Franklin 100?

    Taking you seriously, no, not in 1977. Anyway, the issue is Sorkin's tin ear when it comes to the way people speak in their own context. "Closed system" and "end-to-end control" did not apply to personal computers at the time. Can you say why not?
  • Reply 22 of 48
    mj webmj web Posts: 918member
    Going to see this week. This movie and the book on which its based are but two bricks in the wall of SJ's legend. Many years from now the entire mosaic will inform how history judges the man.
  • Reply 23 of 48
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    Taking you seriously, no, not in 1977. Anyway, the issue is Sorkin's tin ear when it comes to the way people speak in their own context. "Closed system" and "end-to-end control" did not apply to personal computers at the time. Can you say why not?

     

    I'm just saying that Sorkin could have been trying to cover the Franklin problem. Timing and wording aside.

     

    There are a number of reasons these terms didn't apply, and the first being that computers on the surface of the planet are too close to other matter to maintain a closed system :P

  • Reply 24 of 48
    msanttimsantti Posts: 1,377member
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    I don't think so, Obama was elected twice.

    Given the horrific state of the country and the world in general, this is painfully obvious.

  • Reply 25 of 48
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    Given the horrific state of the country and the world in general, this is painfully obvious.


     

    You going for the ultimate "Thanks, Obama" self-parody?

  • Reply 26 of 48
    xixoxixo Posts: 450member
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    Pretty soon there's going to be more Steve Jobs movies then Jesus Christ movies. image

     

    I'm waiting for the Fake Steve Jobs movie. For the rest of us, there's Pirates Of Silicon Valley....

  • Reply 27 of 48
    msanttimsantti Posts: 1,377member

    I am a big Apple fan and buyer but Jobs was not exactly an angel.

  • Reply 28 of 48
    msanttimsantti Posts: 1,377member
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    You going for the ultimate "Thanks, Obama" self-parody?


    Pretty much.

  • Reply 29 of 48

    I feel that if a film is named after an actual person, then it should aim to be accurate.  In contrast, I'm fine with fictionalized stories with an equally fictional title being only loosely based on a real person -- such as Citizen Kane being loosely based on William Randolph Hearst.

  • Reply 30 of 48
    flaneurflaneur Posts: 4,526member
    I'm just saying that Sorkin could have been trying to cover the Franklin problem. Timing and wording aside.

    There are a number of reasons these terms didn't apply, and the first being that computers on the surface of the planet are too close to other matter to maintain a closed system :P

    Good one. Mine was that they were working on the first ever manufactured personal computer and here's Sorkin tripping over his shoelaces to get in a piece of ideology (for the haters) that would apply only years later. Shameless pandering.
  • Reply 31 of 48
    bluefire1bluefire1 Posts: 1,295member

    Having read magazine articles and books about Steve Jobs ever since 1984, I'm reserving judgment until watching the movie next weekend. 

  • Reply 32 of 48
    amoradala wrote: »
    He was the archetypal bad guy. Dressed in black, he built his evil walled garden to stop free exchange of music and movie files and made things that some people couldn't afford.
    And whilst he was building his money making empire, he sometimes acted 'bossy' and rude to people.

    Hope this helps.

    And he was so mean to his daughter! Alex Gibney decided he found his story. Steve was a monster.
  • Reply 33 of 48
    sog35 wrote: »
    So the movie is one huge NEGATIVE PROPAGANDA film to take a dump on Steve Jobs while he can't defend himself.

    Who thinks this film would come out while Jobs was alive?  IMO, this is an act of cowardice.  They could have made this film while he was alive but decided not to since Jobs would rip them a new one.

    No self respecting Apple fan or Steve Jobs fan should support this film.  I'm all for showing the good and bad of a person.  But this film only shows the so called bad side of Jobs.  Shameful that hollywood steps on dead people's grave to make a buck.  Disgusting.

    That's the documentary Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine you're thinking of. This is the Danny Boyle movie.
  • Reply 34 of 48
    msantti wrote: »
    I am a big Apple fan and buyer but

    No, no that doesn't work here.
  • Reply 35 of 48
    xixo wrote: »
    I'm waiting for the Fake Steve Jobs movie. For the rest of us, there's Pirates Of Silicon Valley....

    This is as fake as a Steve Jobs movie gets:
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2782834/
  • Reply 36 of 48
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    Good one. Mine was that they were working on the first ever manufactured personal computer and here's Sorkin tripping over his shoelaces to get in a piece of ideology (for the haters) that would apply only years later. Shameless pandering.

     

    True, but there's no getting around movies taking artistic license with history. They need to sell tickets, and real life is pretty boring on the big screen when you're trying to dull the sting of $8 popcorn.

  • Reply 37 of 48
    john.bjohn.b Posts: 2,742member
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    Having read magazine articles and books about Steve Jobs ever since 1984, I'm reserving judgment until watching the movie next weekend. 


     

    Why would you rely on a highly fictionalized account to make a judgement?

  • Reply 38 of 48
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    I am a big Apple fan and buyer but Jobs was not exactly an angel.


     

    He wasn't the devil either. What's your point again?

  • Reply 39 of 48
    asdasdasdasd Posts: 5,686member
    sog35 wrote: »
    a brick based on lies?  Even Sorkin admits he made up most of the dialog.  Is it any wonder that almost every single person who knew Jobs says the movie is inaccurate?  The only guy who said it was okay was Woz, who got paid $200k from the movie budget

    Nobody has seen the movie except a few reviewers and a few thousand people in NY.
  • Reply 40 of 48
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    This means nothing.

     

    It ran in only 4 theaters.  They are just trying to manufacter fake hype.

     

    Lets face the facts.  This is probably a very good and entertaining movie.  But you will learn NOTHING about the real Steve Jobs watching it.




    I saw this movie yesterday, it's is brilliantly acted, written and directed. The rave reviews are spot on. 

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