Aaron Sorkin's 'Steve Jobs' flops at the box office

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    Originally Posted by waterrockets View Post

     

     

    I don't think you're making the comparison you think you're making. Unless you want to draw comparisons to the fight for DC power being the right solution to transmit current vs. the idea that you need fancy 1-off licensed cable technology to charge a battery.


    My comparison was intended to highlight the fact that Edison & Jobs changed the world in many ways.  Edison invented and developed many things other than the generation and transmission of DC current on a large scale.  But he did it first, and it changed the world.  Jobs changed the very social fabric of our time utilizing electronic devices.  I believe the comparison on social behavior is comparable.

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    dacloo wrote: »
    The real reason is nobody wants to go to a Steve Jobs movie?

    But everybody wants to make a Steve Jobs movie. That's what's important.
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    aaronjaaronj Posts: 1,595member
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    The main theme of the movie was that Zuckerberg was love lorn but he had a gf in college. That's a huge misrepresentation.



    Huh.  I've seen the film many times and would totally disagree that his love life was the "main theme."

     

    To me, and I think it's summed up perfectly in the final scene, the primary thematic push in the film is that Zuckerberg was not a bad guy, but that he -- for various reasons which the film investigates -- did everything he could to alienate as many people as possible.  One of the main reasons behind this was that he was far more comfortable with technology than with human beings.  I think the film makes the point that Zuckerberg (as portrayed in the film) is increasingly a symbol for our social media obsessed culture, where many people have an easier time interacting through Twitter or Facebook than they do face-to-face.

     

    Now, of course one of the greatest aspects of art as a whole is that it is open to many interpretations.  So, don't get me wrong: I'm not trying to say you're incorrect or anything.  But I think that it at least has to be acknowledged that the Technology vs. Human Interaction theme was there, even if you don't believe it was the primary idea driving the film thematically.

     

    Anyways, it's a manically fantastic film, IMO, on every level.  Fincher and Sorkin are excellent as always.  The entire cast nails it.  Cronenweth's cinematography is excellent (when isn't it?), and Reznor and Ross do their thing as usual.  The pacing is solid throughout.  There's humor and not a little pathos.  

     

    Oh well.  That's enough Off-Topic for now.  Sorry about that. :)

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