Steve Jobs biopic to begin filming in garage where Apple was born

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  • Reply 21 of 40

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Suddenly Newton View Post





    Yeah, now who's laughing...? Oh wait, not HP.


    You should do your homework. HP is doing just fine as a corporation and deals in far more than consumer toys as is the case with Apple.

  • Reply 22 of 40
    solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    apfeltosh wrote: »
    You should do your homework. HP is doing just fine as a corporation and deals in far more than consumer toys as is the case with Apple.

    Despite clearly announcing yourself as a troll by saying that Apple only sells toys the facts from HP's last quarterly result were poorer than expected, far below the previous year's quarter, forecasted bad results for the following quarter, and thoroughly trounced by the "toy" company you despite so much.
  • Reply 23 of 40
    gazoobeegazoobee Posts: 3,754member

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    Originally Posted by Apple ][ View Post


    So the movie with Kutcher is a made for tv movie now? That wasn't reported before. I thought that it was going to be an indie film.


     


    I'll obviously be seeing both movies about Jobs, and I hope that at least one of them is decent, though I have some doubts about both of them, especially the one from Sony which is shaping up to be a Social Network clone, which sounds incredibly boring. They should update the Social Network movie to include today's failed IPO from Failbook. A lot of suckers got sucked into that one. :) Get ready for next week, and especially a week from now, because that's when shorting will be allowed.



     


    In all fairness they are both "made for TV movies" in the sense that they are not great theatrical pieces written by talented writers.  They are biopics.  Biopics are typically dull, plodding, retellings of the details of someone's life and it's more important to get the details right than to have any good acting, drama or actual meaning to the film.  They are exaggerated, dramatised, documentaries and thus not really "films" at all.  


     


    All that being said, I'm starting to think (the horrible Ashton Kuchner aside), that the jOBS pic might tend up being the better of the two.  The reason being that the subject matter is far more interesting.  The period *before* he was the famous Steve Jobs, when he was dropping acid and doing the garage startup and all that other spiritual stuff is not only mostly glossed over in biographies of his life, it's (by a long shot) actually the most interesting material.  


     


    The Sony movie seems likely to be a boring POS that tells the long boring story of this device being invented, and then this device being invented, and then Bill Gates blah, blah, blah.  A person becomes who they are going to be in life between 12 and 24 years of age generally speaking.  That's when the real story happens in everyone's life.  There may be more impressive achievements later on, but achievements are often down to happenstance or perseverance or plain old luck.    


     


    Very little has been written about Steve Jobs "becoming" Steve Jobs (the period this movie seems to focus on), and if they do it even half assed well, it has the potential of being better than the Sony pic which will almost certainly be comprised of boring recreations of events we already know about by iconic yet boring characters who we won't give a toss about.  

  • Reply 24 of 40
    gtrgtr Posts: 3,231member


    "In an effort to be as accurate and authentic as possible, the early scenes of the film will be shot in Jobs' old Los Altos home and garage"


     


    Yeah, sure.


     


    I'm sure it had nothing absolutely nothing to do with their obviously awesome budget: "Let's go film it in a house."


     


     


    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Apfeltosh View Post


    You should do your homework. HP is doing just fine as a corporation and deals in far more than consumer toys as is the case with Apple.



     


    Sheesh.


     


    Talk about an ironic post.


     


    Time to get yourself edumacated, Apfel, and read all about the sorry state of HP:


     


    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2027742/HP-exit-tablet-PC-business-face-Apple-Google-onslaught.html


     

  • Reply 25 of 40
    buzzzbuzzz Posts: 84member
    I will not be watching either of the movies being made because it sounds like they are just going to remake Pirates and do a number on Job's reputation.
  • Reply 26 of 40
    quinneyquinney Posts: 2,528member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by GTR View Post


     


    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Apfeltosh View Post


    You should do your homework. HP is doing just fine as a corporation and deals in far more than consumer toys as is the case with Apple.



     


    Sheesh.


     


    Talk about an ironic post.


     


    Time to get yourself edumacated, Apfel, and read all about the sorry state of HP:


     


    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2027742/HP-exit-tablet-PC-business-face-Apple-Google-onslaught.html


     



     


    and yesterday http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/18/technology/hewlett-packard-plans-job-cutbacks.html

  • Reply 27 of 40
    solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    quinney wrote: »

    After continued profit loses, poor decisions, job loses, and no compelling products on the horizon I wonder where HP will be when Apple completes their new campus on HP's old property?
  • Reply 28 of 40

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    Originally Posted by Suddenly Newton View Post





    And Mark "I'm being sued for $600,000,000 by my best friend" Zuckerberg was?


     


    None of the CEOs of these big tech companies are nice guys. The reason they're so 'successful' is definitely tied to how bad they are (or, as some ruthless people would put it, how competitive they are). 


     


    The society still accept these people because, quite frankly, what else can you do about it? 

  • Reply 29 of 40
    solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    I don't get how using the same garage 4 decades later adds any validity to the film over a reconstruction on a set that is made to resemble the original garage. If it's cheaper than a set then so be it, but I'd think some other on-site garage would likely be even cheaper and be just as effective.
  • Reply 30 of 40
    fast fredfast fred Posts: 24member


    Job's wasn't even a nice guy when he was a kid, let alone a CEO.

  • Reply 31 of 40
    anantksundaramanantksundaram Posts: 20,368member

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    Originally Posted by Fast Fred View Post


    Job's wasn't even a nice guy when he was a kid, let alone a CEO.



    So what.


     


    Someone like you is unlikely to watch it anyway, so who cares.

  • Reply 32 of 40
    gazoobeegazoobee Posts: 3,754member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SolipsismX View Post



    I don't get how using the same garage 4 decades later adds any validity to the film over a reconstruction on a set that is made to resemble the original garage. If it's cheaper than a set then so be it, but I'd think some other on-site garage would likely be even cheaper and be just as effective.


     


    Indeed.  It's not like it's a unique or even interesting looking house or that the garage itself had any qualities that helped them out.  they are likely just trying to drum up publicity by releasing little tidbits about the production. 

  • Reply 33 of 40
    quadra 610quadra 610 Posts: 6,756member


    Who in their right, unlobotomized mind, gives a sweet f*** whether Steve Jobs was a "nice guy"?  Like, how is that even remotely germane to PRODUCTS??  Products are the entire point. For all I care he could be the biggest A-hole in the galaxy. As long as he didn't kick puppies and eat babies, none of that "personality" BS even matters. When I use my Apple gear, I feel enjoyment and satisfaction. My iPad has NOTHING to do with whether its creator was a nice person. No one in this world gives a damn. Can you produce groundbreaking tech? That's the question that matters. Save the nice guy stuff for your wife and friggin kids. Or don't. As a consumer I wouldn't care anyway. 


     


    The man was a genius. Period. As long as the rest of his conduct was more or less legal, every other consideration about him is secondary.


     


    There are plenty of nice people in this world. It's commendable but not all that impressive when it comes to product. 

  • Reply 34 of 40
    dick applebaumdick applebaum Posts: 12,527member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SolipsismX View Post





    After continued profit loses, poor decisions, job loses, and no compelling products on the horizon I wonder where HP will be when Apple completes their new campus on HP's old property?


     


    I think Meg will sell the company to the highest bidder.... on eBay image


     


    hp_tombstone.jpg

  • Reply 35 of 40
    suddenly newtonsuddenly newton Posts: 13,812member
    Idiotic formatting.

    Idiotic title.

    And "jOBS" isn't even in Myriad.

    Where's the :no: emoticon when you need it… 

    Shouldn't it read "Get iNspired"?
  • Reply 36 of 40
    cpsrocpsro Posts: 3,060member


    I guess Levi Strauss and New Balance were unwilling to pay the "uncompromising" producers' fees. That's why Kutcher will wear ASICs and JCPenny instead. We'll all be blown away by the original garage, though--not.

  • Reply 37 of 40
    cpsrocpsro Posts: 3,060member

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    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post


     


    And "jOBS" isn't even in Myriad.



    Oooh, you used Myriad in a sentence! (Heather would never do that ;-)

  • Reply 38 of 40
    emulatoremulator Posts: 251member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Apfeltosh View Post


    The fact that Kutcher replaced Charlie Sheen, or tried to, on Two and a Half Men and that they want to use him in this movie shows unequivocally and without a doubt that Hollywood is clueless and doomed.



     


    I wish I was that clueless and doomed and made the same money everyday.



    Or wait, you meant the general public, who flock to movie theaters and pay to see anything? Or the "movie collectors" who repurchase the same movies on a different format every couple of years?

  • Reply 39 of 40


    Maybe the filmmakers can get a bigger budget by using product placement with Apple. This would involve mentioning Apple a few times throughout the movie and showing an Apple product or two during the film.

  • Reply 40 of 40
    gmhutgmhut Posts: 242member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Quadra 610 View Post


    Who in their right, unlobotomized mind, gives a sweet f*** whether Steve Jobs was a "nice guy"?  Like, how is that even remotely germane to PRODUCTS??  Products are the entire point...



     


    Being an a-hole (or not) is relative to a bio-pic, if not the products made by its subject. As far as the movie and most of its audience, the story is "man" first, "things" he pedaled only being relevant as a supporting role to the movie character, "SteveAshton JobsKucher"

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